Archives for June 2019



You all know I love my high-end makeup but it’s not always what I reach for…. sorry Tom.  I have to share my favorite products by Maybelline NY that I have been using the past month day in day out and getting tons of compliments.  I adore the dark eyeliner and putting on the upper and lower waterline ala – 80’s makeup (my HS days) it looks sexy, punk, strong and I FLIPPIN LOVE IT!  Look below and click on the link to see the products – the matte lip colors I use are #55 and a little dab of #90 the lip pencil is #105 you better stock up cuz I’m getting them all….. LOL and I’ll show you how the mini eye palette is used on my eyes and NOSE as contour this week on my new youtube channel.  I’ll instastories it when it’s up.

So run don’t walk to CVS, Target, Walgreens or Walmart to stock up!  Get yours and we can do a mini makeup look together when my video goes live!  Thanks for all the support and positive comments you all are so great and makes me happy you enjoy my content and sharing.
Hugs – Happy Sunday!



These are some fantastic classic pieces and products I have to have this summer.  A few I already own a few things I am ordering this week!  What’s on your list for summer 2019?


Share with me your go-to summer look – mine the white jeans and a white shirt – I’ll dress it up or down with sneakers or heeled shoes and a great bag.  Add a splash of red lip color and some big shades and I’m ready to go.
Don’t forget your sunscreen ladies and gents.  All day all year and its not only anti-aging, its skin saving and melanoma prevention.  
Later this week I’ll share my new obsessions on hair and skin care products.


Fathers Day is just around the corner but its not too late to get Dad what he wants.  I remember one year I was like 5 I gave my Dad a painted rock………… enough said.

Going to lunch or dinner at a favorite restaurant is always a good choice and if I may be so bold and a shameless plug we have 2 of the best restaurants around that would fit the bill 

and then we have on the other end of the spectrum the Best Restaurant In town Best Bar, Best Steak etc…..  


both are great choices and gift cards available!

Where am I taking my Dad Ron and my husband Mike Sunday for fathers day?  Only the to the best Peking Duck House I’ve ever been to and NEVER disappoints and I mention ofter.  http://www.pekinggourmetinn.comI eat so much I get dizzy – LOL.  It is Mike’s and my favorite spot year after year!  peking gourmet inn, va, dmv food, foodie, dmv blogger, lori tauraso, urablankslate, dinner, fathers day, dc magazine,

Go here on my Instagram and see the pure joy of me eating!  Ahhhhhh this is a gift for me too – but don’t tell.  I am picking up the check though.  When you go make reservations – it crowded load ask for mgr Bobby and tell him Lori sent you!

Now for THINGS!  I love my hometown of Frederick and there is no shortage of choices for great gift ideas.

First on my list is TREATY GENERAL STORE  I suggest some of their Grooming Products grab a few of those may be a matching masculine candle and voila the gift that keeps giving! He looks better and smells better too – LOL 

Next would be a GC to a real men’s Barber Shop!  ALL ABOUT MENS BARBER SHOP I can vouch for them – Mike’s been going for years along with several great friends ask for Joey or Josh.  You can relax in a cool comfortable environment grab a cold one and chew the fat!  


If your FANCY then go directly here – well hello Sir!  Colonial Jewelers you can’t go wrong.  Best of the best!  They are located right on main corner of town on Market & Patrick St. I am lucky enough to have my STUNNING wedding rings from this local store and diamond experts, as well as a few other great pieces!  I have bought Mike things here in the past as well.  The service is top notch and personal.  Ask for Sarah, Jeff or Patti they are the owners and have been in Frederick for ages and aren’t going anywhere.  I love just popping in browsing sometimes and adding to my wish list!  Dear Santa, …… LOL Sarah is good at keeping up on my wish list!

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Because I’m thinking of Mike and the farm so maybe he can save his truck battery when he’s “working the fields” But I’m sure the Dad in your life would like this.  How about a cordless radio Dewalt cordless radio

This NEVER goes out of style and actually one of my favorites – I can cook on it too!  Old School Weber Original Kettle Charcol Grill WALMART WEBER GRILL

If all else fails you can always tell Dad you love him and paint him a rock as I did oh so long ago!  It’s a paperweight people…………  whatever you do for that special guy I’m sure he will love it!  

Cheers to you Dad & Mike!  Can’t wait for the duck!  You can leave your wallets at home!

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