Author: Gina Mueller


Perfect Summer Pasta Salad

I've made so many pasta salads over the years, it's hard to say which is my favorite, but if you asked me today, I'd have to vote for this awesome pasta salad (with a few of my own ingredients). It's simple to make, as long as you are ok spending some time with a knife at a cutting board. If…
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Losing Balance

I have lost myself. Not on purpose… but slowly for the last 5 months I have let go of all the things I love and set a few very bad habits.  One of those things being this blog. Most evenings I was finding myself exhausted on the sofa watching a stupid show, with my computer open...  My excuse - being that…
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Our First Real Home

After nearly a 5 month search, we bought a loft/condo (i have no idea what to call it).  We didn't tell many people, but Greg and I started looking for a place to buy in Atlanta a month or 2 before Thanksgiving.  Yes, normally one would get engaged or married before purchasing a home together... but the timing was right and everything fell…


Want: Resource Furniture, Swing Murphy Bed - a new modern take on the murphy bed. This would be great to make our second bedroom more of an office space. Love: Design Love Fest, Dress Your Tech Downloads - I have been updating my desktop with these beautiful desktop backgrounds for the last year. Love them! Do:  DAYBREAKER has come to Atlanta - and is…

2015 Winter Yoga Tunes

A new season, another new yoga playlist.  I am a bit behind in sharing this winter playlist - but better a little late than never.  You can listen to  2014 Winter Yoga Tunes for free on Spotify.  Check out my past playlists here. Do you have a favorite song or playlist to practice yoga to?
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2015 New Year’s Resolutions

This has been a very full year. From completing yoga teacher training, traveling to Ireland and Barcelona, to starting an MBA, and starting a new job, it's fair to say 2014 has been one of the most exciting twelve months of my life.  Thank you for all your love, encouragement, and support. See you in 2015! My 2015 New Year's Resolutions…

Holiday Gift Guide: Girl

Holiday Gift Guide - Girl | Vanilla & Velvet
  1. A massage or pedicure to help them unwind and relax.
  2. Bobbi Brown, Pretty Pink Ribbon Lip Gloss Collection - I received a similar gift several years back and I put one of the mini lip glosses in my bag, in the car, at the office etc. and used them for years.
  3. Another Feather, assorted stack of rings.  My favorites are the dart ring and curve ring, in gold.
  4. Scenario Home, Brandi Fox Fur Throw - Copper - an awesome throw to add texture to your sofa and to snuggle up in on cold nights
  5. Rifle Paper Co, Rosa Notebooks - adorable notebooks to start 2015 off with a bang.  Rifle Paper Co also has adorable calendars, stationary and more great gifts.
  6. Fitbit, Charge- Slate - the perfect gift for runners and walkers.
Beauty Routine

Beatuty Routine – Face

one. Bobbi Brown, Hydrating Face Cream - SPF 25 - In the last year I noticed how important a base layer of lotion is before applying foundation.  I switch between several different brands, but I really love this Bobbi Brown face cream.  Whatever you go with make sure there is spf in it! two. Laura Mercier, Secret Camouflage - my hidden undereye…