Mollie is a native Alabamian currently residing in Northern California. She's written for Marie Claire, xoJane, and Thought Catalog. She enjoys espresso-based beverages, whiskey-based beverages, and reruns of Twin Peaks.

The 7 Steps Of Bleaching Your Hair At The Salon

My ultimate lady hero, Nora Ephron, once wrote about the pity she felt for women who had bleached blonde hair. She said that "where hair dye is concerned, being blonde is practically a career." She felt sad for the poor, unfortunate souls who spend…
By Mollie Hawkins

7 Reasons Dating Someone With Kids Is Awesome

I'll admit it, dear reader: I have a very sordid dating history. I'm closing in on 30 and while I have never been married, I have been in enough serious relationships to know exactly what I don't want in a partner. Example: I don't want to date…
By Mollie Hawkins

9 Things I Miss Most About Living In The South

I'll admit it: For a southerner, I've spent a lot of time talking trash about the South. I grew up in the Deep South, and let’s be real — that region has done a lot of naughty, naughty things. We can sometimes make poor decisions, especially when it…
By Mollie Hawkins

The 10 Essential Rules Of Coffee Shop Etiquette

It's no secret that coffee culture has gone mainstream. If you live in or around any major U.S. city, chances are you've been to a local coffee shop, or two, or ten (I once went to nine coffee shops in one weekend on a trip to Portland, and I'm not…
By Mollie Hawkins

7 Unconventional Tips From a Wedding Photographer

I’ve been to over 200 weddings in my lifetime. I’ve seen brides and grooms at their best, their worst, and their drunkest. I’ve seen the bowels of many churches of varying denominations, musty and cold. And at none of these weddings was I a bride, a…
By Mollie Hawkins