Little Blue Box

Little Blue Box

Who doesn’t love those little blue boxes? I love the idea of a sentimental gift. I recently went in to Tiffany & Co. at Easton Town Center to check out some new arrivals.  Whether you have a small budget or you have no limit there is something about giving a gift with meaning. The most meaningful gift my husband has given me from Tiffany & Co. is a gift that’s been added on to for the last 10 years. I first received my Tiffany & Co. Blue charm bracelet at Christmas time with a blue enamel box, a high heel shoe and a purse. He said he picked those three because they were my favorite things. I’m sorry in advance but I am going to name some of them all and when I got them not to brag but to show how special they are. There have been holidays where we were trying not to spend much on gifts and years where I was totally spoiled but collectively I have a piece of jewelry that will stand the test of time and be able to be inherited by my boys to pass on to their wives.


For Christmas the next year, Christian picked out a lollipop and Cameron picked out a Cupcake (I think they picked these because they think that I’m sweet). Now here’s the funny thing, they got me a pig for Mother’s Day…so maybe it was because I eat too many sweets. Jaden loves his me so much he got me a boy silhouette and then the ducky for his first Christmas Gift to me. Greg gave me a heart with sapphires for our second Valentine’s Day together. I picked out the Clock that I have along with the silver link necklace on a trip to Beverly Hills where I got to go to a private lunch with the famous chef Wolfgang Puck (I will try to dig out that picture and add it in later). I got a shovel and bucket in The Grand Cayman which had a Tiffany’s right in our hotel at the Ritz Carlton, a pineapple and flipflop for our trip to Maui, a scooter in Italy, a ballet slipper in Spain, a taxi from a New York trip…then most of the rest of them are from birthdays and other holidays. My newest favorite is the “New Yorkie” yorkie that Greg got me when he had to go out of town without me. Since we own a business together we usually travel to meetings together unless we cant get the kids care organized.

Tiffany Blue clasping link bracelet (various charms) / Paper Flower Pendant

Don’t get me wrong Christmas is not about the gifts we get but I think that for the most part if you read my blog you do get gifts from someone or are giving them out.  I will be linking some things that Lori and I pulled so that you can drop those Subtile hints to whoever is doing the gift-giving. Let’s say you have a budget of less than $200 then you could easily get something like these Ball earrings that would be memorable and significant, If budget isn’t an issue then these HardWear triple drop earrings are show stoppers.

Gucci Coat / Tiffany Infinity Square Sunglasses / HardWear earrings

The whole process of shopping at Tiffany & Co. is amazing.  Greg and I usually work with Bob on any new purchaces or servicing things but everyone in the store is more then helpful and I have never encountered anyone that is pushy or doesn’t listen.  Lori, the Store Manager assisted me in picking out pieces for this shoot and she really listened to what I was envisioning.  I love that Tiffany pieces are so versatile and timeless.  Ive bragged about them on my Radio Show before because they have gone out of their way for us.  I once noticed that my Clock charm wasn’t working and it was discontinued so they sent it off to New York and literally remade it for me.  When I came in to pick it up it literally looked like a brand new charm.

Tote / Tiffany Keys knot key pendant / Tiffany bar Pendant


This mens watch is on my wrist, is a splurge, so I’m linking these collar stays or this pen as great gifts for your guy. Really try to think about what your significant other likes, one tip Lori gave me what to remember that some Items can be great gifts for men or women like the pendent necklaces.  I also really liked this stainless steel ring.

Tiffany T Square bracelet / Tiffany T Two bangle / Tiffany T Ring / Metro Rings

Tiffany & Co. have lots of great object gifts as well that are good for heirloom gift giving.

Bear / Bear Charm / Book

I love this Tiffany X Globe-Trotter suitcase and I have yet to see one traveling yet, the porcelain paper cup is the cutest thing for a coffee drinker (raising my hand) and I am a sucker for silk scarfs.  Another great gift was spotted on a table near this picture that I took with Lori, this alarm clock.ColumbusFashionBlogger-KristinTaylor-Shoot3-DiBlasioPhotography-61

Im going to have to have to go home and contemplate what’s on my list for Christmas!




*The clothing in this blog are link via affiliate links however the Tiffany & Co links are not.

Keep Me Beautiful

Keep Me Beautiful

Makeup should be an enhancement, not something to fix your flaws.  Don’t get me wrong, I have struggled with insecurities over the years but, deep down I know that’s its purpose.  I have really been thinking about how we as women are so critical of ourselves and each other.  I did a video in my stories on the way over to Mukha Spa and Custom Cosmetics and talked a little bit about the fact that we shouldn’t be afraid to be seen without makeup on.


Tim Maurer and I have crossed paths many times over the past several years when we are at the TV Station for our Businesses and I finally wanted to give his Salon a try.  I knew he had great products but truthfully I am always worried about getting my makeup done because. #1 my skin is sensitive and #2 I am always worried I will end up looking like a clown.  Some of those makeup counters in the mall seriously scare me and if I ever look that extra please call me out.  But seriously changing our routine is hard with anything but I think especially for hair and makeup.  Tim generously offered to set me up to try his salon out and let me just say I am a genuine raving fan.  When you do things as right as they do its no wonder they are so successful.  Several things stood out to me that the staff said about Tim, he has a great heart and that he likes things done right.  My appointment started with a style with Damon,who really gave me a consultation before he got started and answered a lot of questions that I had.  What I especially loved about the finished product is that he styled it similar to how I do so that made me feel like Im on track.  He also told me some helpful advice.  I asked him about the length of my hair and his response was very honest. He said its not an impactful length, he would take it up to my shoulders and give it a WOW cut or he would help me grow length into it and I thought he was spot on.  I think sometimes we go in to a salon and they ask us how we feel but they don’t always give suggestions or maybe we don’t ask them to give us any, but YOU SHOULD!  I always say, “let the artist be an artist.”


After my hair I sat down with Sierra and Amanda for my makeup appointment and OH MY GOODNESS!  I am completely obsessed with the products that they have.  Tim has created all of the products used and they are natural.  When I washed my face the next day my skin felt dramatically different.  I can’t even explain it, it just felt clean.  He custom blends eyeshadows and lipglosses.  I didn’t have time to shop after but I will be back when I have time to narrow down what I want because I seriously could have just said give me one of everything.  Just to prove how serious I am about his stuff….I didn’t buy anymore of my “favorite foundation” because when I run out Im going to be making the switch!

The look of one happy customer that will be back again to this awesome salon in the Short North area of Columbus.


This sweater is so comfy and on sale!


Feeling Confident and ready to take on my day!  Thanks so much Tim!


Services provided complimentary by Mukha Spa and review is based on my opinion and experience. I was not compensated monetarily to give this review.



I had time in-between meetings today when l was driving down Lane Avenue in Upper Arlington I started reflecting on myself and realized a few things. (I happened to have my camera too so that was a bonus!)  I’m gonna share one of them today.  I have in some ways held myself back not even realizing it.  My sister got married this weekend (Yay!) and one of the things our Dad said about her is so true, “When Shelby says she is going to do something…she does it”.   I have always thought she was amazing in so many different ways but that comment right there summed it up.  She is confident!  I think I have a little of that but, I somehow revert back to this place of feeling that I am so different that I try to fit in.  I need to remind myself that my differences make me unique, they make me interesting and they make me special….and thats ok!  Pink Lemons Right?!?

I bought this outfit last week, totally out of the realm of my normal style but its kinda saucy!  Red is the ultimate confidence color and Linen is extremely comfortable.






Banana Republic jacket can be found here and Banana Republic jumpsuit here. (I know there aren’t many sizes left but this romper version is cute!  The espadrilles are old Kate spade but here are some cute ones! Necklace can be found here at Tiffany and Co. (this is not sponsored) go see Bob at the Easton Store if you live in Columbus he will take good care of you!