The we heart this team

Your trusty co-editors

Stef is many things. Amongst them: graphic designer, Philly girl in the California desert, wife to a Brit, Mom to 4 dogs, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie. She has also watched The Young and The Restless since she was 10, collects vintage smoking paraphernalia (though she doesn’t smoke) and thinks it’s physically impossible to have too many purses.

Tyna worries about becoming a crazy cat lady, reads at least a book a week, checks in at a Flyers fan forum every morning and is forever (some say obsessively) organizing her closets and drawers.

The team


Alyssa is kinda geeky, kinda girly and all the way in love with her cowboy husband who can say words like, “ornery” with a straight face. She live in Texas and is working on her Masters, being a good cook and the art of looking cute in the morning AND being on time at work. She is also a columns editor at A Practical Wedding where she writes “Ask Team Practical” on Fridays.

Blog: Kind of a Mess


Amanda, born and raised in New York, is a city girl at heart who is obsessed with all things beauty, fashion and food. When she’s not busy taking photos with her beloved Canon S95 and writing for her own website, she is knocking TV shows off her DVR queue, one guilty pleasure at a time.

Blog: Mandabear
Twitter: @mandalum

Amity writes and teaches in Central PA. Her obsessions include: Rodarte (she can’t afford any Rodarte, mind you, but a girl can dream), espresso, books, vintage/thrift fashion and fountain pens. She thinks you should dress like a weirdo once in a while, just to shake things up.


Erin is a secondary science teacher who adores makeup and fashion. She spends her free time pursuing her other passions which include cooking, antiquing, and decorating.

Heather is a midwesterner living in Los Angeles and enjoys concocting weird flavor combinations and exploring delicious ethnic foods. She’s also a bad pun appreciator, history nerd and knows her way around the spice cabinet like nobody’s business

Blog: foodforfunandpleasure
Twitter: @hhffmn


Holly is skin care obsessed, constantly on a quest to have younger, better looking skin. She recently rescued her first stray cat and is a huge animal lover (including the birds and squirrels in the backyard.) She is always on the hunt for healthy recipes, using fresh ingredients, and hopes to one day win the battle of the bulge.


Kellie is a perpetual grad student, glamorous geek and writer. She hopes to one day soon add the title of history teacher to her repertoire. She resides in the frozen tundra of Northeast Ohio and has been happily married to her social worker husband for over twelve years. She is an avid consumer of books, tv, music, video games, beauty stuff, and accessories.

Twitter: @geekgirlwonder

Krista loves cooking and baking and is only slightly ashamed/proud to admit that she once carved apples into tea light holders and only stabbed herself once in the process. Some of her most prized possessions are her grandmother’s vintage cookbooks and their inappropriate use of gelatin, pickles, and potted meats. A fan of horror movies, she thinks there are few things creepier than a nutcracker. Krista is only 3 degrees from Kevin Bacon.


Marilyn is a makeup maniac and slow but stubborn runner. She loves color coding her day planner, reading celebrity gossip and drinking good wine. Marilyn blogs about makeup and fitness over at her blog.

Blog: Lipgloss and Spandex
Twitter: @lipglossspandex


Melissa loves road trips, bargain shopping, drive-in movies, lip gloss and rock ‘n’ roll. She lives in Baltimore with her precious pup Zeus.


Jersey Girl Pamela Irene, now living in SoCal since 1988, is celebrating 21 yrs of employment at the “happiest place on earth”, South Coast Plaza. She lives in OC with hubby and enjoys cooking, baking and organic gardening (especially reaping the rewards with fresh vegetables and herbs.) She loves singing, music, the ocean, and all things living.

Twitter: @irenepamela


Rachel is a stay-at-home Mom that never seems to be home. She’s a military wife, mother to The Danger Boys and a self-proclaimed craftaholic that enjoys photography, knitting, baking and all things handmade.


Sherri Houtz is a writer, dog lover, old movie fanatic, history detective, political junkie, fashion pundit and social media consumer advocate.

“A fancy dinner and expensive champagne are better than writing a rent check any day of the week.”

Twitter: @sherrishera

Stephanie was born in France and travels there every year to visit her mom and relatives. She now lives Stateside with her fiancee Bubba, and their two-year old kitties; Winston and Clementine. Makeup is her passion (she worked as a makeup artist for Laura Mercier), she also loves to cook, do artsy stuff and garden.


vyrlee_teamBorn and raised in the valley, Vyrlee loves hanging out with her boxer, Penny Lane. Baking cookies is one of her favorite things to do, especially during the holidays. Lipgloss is her favorite beauty product and she often has at least eight lip products in her purse.