August 11, 2017 Evie 0Comment

Dear Evie+Sarah: I just celebrated my 30th birthday and was overwhelmed by the generosity of friends and family. Actually, the generosity of one friend in particular sent me into a state of shock. She purchased a new Coach handbag for me, which I know to cost nearly $200. I couldn’t believe it! My concern is that I don’t really feel like I can reciprocate with that degree of generosity. (And if I’m being totally honest, I’m not sure I want to either.) I thanked my friend profusely when I opened the gift, I wrote her a thank you note, and…

Sarah 1Comment

If you’re a LuLaRoe lover like me, you’ve probably noticed that everywhere you look consultants are going out of business. There are GOOB sales all over Facebook. At least four consultants I know personally have gone out of business in the last six months. Is it because sales are down? Maybe. People don’t seem to be holding their breath for pop-ups and online sales like they were a year ago. Maybe it’s the crazier and crazier patterns. Maybe it’s the fact that you just can’t seem to find that cute top you swore you saw in someone’s inventory. Some consultants…

July 23, 2017 Evie 0Comment

Dear Evie+Sarah: I have this friend who is constantly trying my lipstick and lipgloss without my offering, and it grosses me out. We’ll be out together, touching up our makeup in the bathroom, and she’ll reach over and grab my new lipstick right out of my hand and spread all over her lips. I know I’m being a total germaphobe. She’s one of my closest friends, and it’s not like I’m worried about contracting any particular disease from her, I just don’t necessarily want to swap spit via my brand new lipgloss tube. How can I get her to stop?? —Grossed…

Evie 9Comment

I’ve been using a Bullet Journal for about two years now, and I’m starting to wonder, Is the Bullet Journal a fad? It’s easy to see in hindsight how something that blows up as quickly as the Bullet Journal did can end up being a short-term craze. People get excited about a new gadget, a new system, a new status symbol of wealth or privilege or introspection, and we all dive in headlong without taking stock of the best practices and potential benefits. Maybe I was one of those people who got swept up in the craze. I was mesmerized by…

July 6, 2017 Evie 0Comment

Dear Evie+Sarah: I recently went back to work and have been dropping my ten-month-old off at my in-laws’ house a few days a week. I appreciate their help, but I discovered that they’ve been feeding our son all sorts of stuff babies aren’t supposed to eat: lots of sweets like cake and pastries, even nuts he could choke on. Basically, whatever they’re eating, the baby’s eating. I thought I had come up with the perfect solution. I started packing my son’s meals and bringing them over to my in-laws’ house. But when I pick him up, there’s still a whole bunch…

June 26, 2017 Sarah 0Comment

Dear Evie + Sarah: I’m so tired of people asking me when me and my husband are going to have kids. I just don’t want to answer anymore. The truth is, we’ve been struggling with infertility for years and I’m not sure it’s ever going to work. I’m 37. We’ve done a few IVF treatments and so far, nothing. My close friends and family know, but obviously I don’t shout it from the roof tops. But every time I go to a baby shower or a kids birthday party or even an adult event, someone inevitably asks me, “so, when…