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Project Polish Update #2

December 1, 2016

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My goal is to finish an entire sample wheel of polishes. I'm actually really surprised at how fast the project is moving along.

 

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Holiday Stress Relief 101

November 30, 2016
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Festive lights? Check. Carolers? Check. More family gatherings than you can count? Check. A stress headache that just won’t go away? You know it. The holidays are upon us and with them comes wonderful foods and family traditions as well as a heaping helping of stress and tension. If you start experiencing a general sense […]

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Give Thanks for the Slow Cooker

November 24, 2016

(Family Features) Want to spend more time with loved ones this Thanksgiving? Ditch the perfectly timed oven schedule and put your slow cooker to work. It’ll deliver the familiar flavors of your favorite holiday stuffing, sauces and desserts in a new, more convenient way. “Take advantage of the hassle-free slow cooker for sides and desserts […]

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How to Know When Your Home Lighting Needs Updating

November 23, 2016
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While old, flickering, decaying lighting is a staple of haunted house design, it’s not what you want in your beautiful, contemporary home. Whether you’re preparing for your year-end decluttering or you’re just in the mood for an update, be sure to take a look at your lighting. While some light fixtures will last for decades, […]

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Pineapple Glazed Ham

November 20, 2016

Merry Made Easy Simple tips for holiday entertaining (Family Features) The holidays are the time of year when families and friends come together, and when special moments and memories are plentiful. This year, instead of just letting the holidays happen, make them happen by embracing the season. No matter how or where you celebrate, sometimes […]

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Eyeshadow Palette Recommendations

November 19, 2016
Eyeshadow Palette Recommendations

Are you looking for the perfect eyeshadow palette? Look no further! Here are all of my recommendations for the best eyehadow palette for any occasion and price range.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

November 17, 2016
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This book has been on my reading list for a very long time. It was just so hyped up in my mind that I was afraid to read it especially after a recent experience with another book that was highly anticipated and left me disappointed, The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters. My Audible credit came […]

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Eyeshadow Declutter

November 16, 2016
Eyeshadow Declutter

The most stressful and nerve wracking makeup declutter is finally here. Eyeshadow is my favorite makeup product so it is so difficult for me to part with anything. But what good is an eyeshadow palette doing just living in a drawer?

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Eyeshadow Declutter Part 1 – Drugstore

November 11, 2016
Eyeshadow Declutter Part 1 – Drugstore
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October Makeup and Beauty Empties and Fails

November 7, 2016
October Makeup and Beauty Empties and Fails
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Create Lifelong Memories With an Annual Camping Trip

November 2, 2016

  Starting your own family traditions enables you to create valuable memories that you and your children can cherish for a lifetime. Typically, traditions are carried down from generation to generation, but when creating your own they often happen by accident. For instance, they can be sparked by a funny situation that is fondly remembered […]

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Sephora Play! October 2016

November 2, 2016
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This will be my last Sephora Play! box. Check out my video to hear why! Products in the box: All products are sample size. Price listed is for the full size product. Verb Leave-in Mist $14 Too Cool for School Egg Mellow Cream $36 Skin Inc Pure Revival Peel $55 Nudestix Intense Matte Lip + […]

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Modern Grunge look to Old School Grunge look

October 28, 2016
Modern Grunge look to Old School Grunge look

The first look in the video is a modern grunge look perfect for fall. Then we will build on this super simple look and turn it into an old school 90s grunge look. Both are incredibly easy looks to do!

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Boxycharm October 2016

October 26, 2016
Boxycharm October 2016

Products in the box: Luxie Beauty Eye Blender Brush Pack $36.00 Temptu Shimmer Bronzer $29.50 Briogio Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant $24.00 Starlooks Ultra Matte Lip Paint $19.00 Iby Beauty Three's Company Trio Eye Shadow $19.00 This box cost $21.00 and was worth $127.50. Check out Boxycharm here.  

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Want to Be a Mompreneur? 5 Key Personality Traits You Need for Success

September 27, 2016
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You already juggle so much for your family on any given day. But that desire for something more is nagging and the drive to make a positive impact by creating your own business is hard to ignore. But while all moms can multi-task, we aren't all cut out to be entrepreneurs. It takes a specific […]

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Ipsy Glam Bag September 2016

September 23, 2016
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  Ipsy's September theme was Glamazon. And the bag did not dissapoint. Products in the bag: Eyeko Eye Do Eyeliner, Full Size $20, Sample Value $10 IT Cosmetics Superher Mascara, Full Size $24, Sample Value  $13 NUXE Moisturizing Mask Crème Fraîche de Beauté, Full Size $25, Sample Value $8 Christie Brinkley® Authentic Skincare Complete Clarity […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Wicked Summer by Roma Brooks

September 21, 2016
Wicked Summer

Wicked Summer by Roma Brooks is a Cape Harriet Novel. The Bloom family travels to Cape Harriet, a seaside town in Virginia, for a summer vacation that should create lifelong memories as they celebrate Mary's 60th birthday.   Before I get into my review of the book, let me recommend to you that you have […]

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Everything Under $10 – The Best Drugstore Makeup

September 20, 2016
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These are all my favorite drugstore products! Products mentioned: Maybelline Master Prime Blur + Smooth Primer Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation NYX HD Photo Concealer in Glow elf contour palette Milani Prep Set and Go Milani Blush in Tea Rose Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in Peach Lights Wet n Wild Photofinish Eye […]

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Modern White Dresses for Your “Must Have” Shopping List Next Month

September 14, 2016
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by Cathy Habas What’s so great about white dresses? Everything! You won’t find a more neutral color, so white dresses are wonderfully easy to accessorize. With the right design, you can get a lot of use out of a single white dress, going from a casual look to red carpet-worthy style with a little creativity. […]

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Achieve Bedtime Bliss: Sleep Trackers That Will Improve Your Slumber

September 13, 2016
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  Health and fitness monitors allow you to better acquaint yourself with the mechanics and patterns of your body. Just as you collect data from your daytime activities, you should also keep track of your sleep-specific patterns and habits. A good night's sleep will yield a more energized and refreshed self. Sleep cycle monitors provide […]

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Cleaning Schedules for Busy or Working Moms

September 8, 2016
Weekly Cleaning Chart

If you are like me, cleaning is not your favorite thing to do. In fact, it's not something I really want to do ever. But it has to be done. So in an effort to try to make things a bit easier on my, I created this cleaning schedule. Anyone can use it, but it […]

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NARS All Day Weightless Luminous Foundation Review and Wear Test

September 8, 2016
NARS All Day Weightless Luminous Foundation Review

The NARS All Day Weightless Luminous Foundation and I had a rocky start, but now it's one of my all time favorite foundations. At $48 for 1 oz it is not what I would call an affordable option. However, for the tiny amount you need to use, I think the price is well worth it. […]

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Finish 13 by Halloween – Update 1

September 6, 2016
FINISH 13 by Halloween

I'm making a lot of progress with these products but I still have a long way to go with some of them! Products mentioned: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector Smash Full Exposure Mascara Laura Geller Glam Lash Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer Too Faced Hangover Face […]

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Project Polish Introduction

August 31, 2016
Project Polish - Dishwater Dreams

I have been inspired to really focus on using the makeup and beauty products that I have. I usually don't want to use up my favorite proucts. I want to keep them. But I'm trying to change my thinking. These products do go bad. And I would feel worse if I missed out on using […]

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Ride or Die – My Holy Grail Makeup Products

August 26, 2016
Ride or Die Makeup

Products mentioned: Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing Nars All Day Weightless Luminous Foundation Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer e.l.f. Contour palette Kat von D Everlasting Bronzer in Shady Business I Kat von D Everlasting Blush in Truth Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ebony Airspun Loose Powder Wet n […]

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Two-Minute Apple Tart

August 24, 2016

There’s an Apple for That   (Family Features) If you’ve ever stood in the produce aisle and wondered what apple to select among the many varieties available, you’re not alone. Apple varieties can differ greatly when it comes to taste, texture, cooking and storage properties, making it important to make the right choice to get […]

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Ipsy Glam Bag August 2016

August 22, 2016
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The bag: Products in the bag: 111SKIN Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask $26.33 ($20 pounds)  Lord&Berry 20100 maximatte crayon lipstick in Intimacy $22.07 US ($20 euro) There was no size info on their website, but due to similar photos I guessed at full size. FORMULA X Nail Polish in Dollface Full Size $10.50, Sample value […]

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Boxycharm August 2016

August 18, 2016
August 2016 Boxycharm

Products in the box: Doucce Cosmetics Maxlash Volumizer Mascara, $22 Beauty For Real Shadow Stx, $19 Coastal Scents Blush + Bronzer Mini Palette, $13.95 Aloette Time Repair Serum, $48 Dirty Little Secret Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick, $10 August's Boxycharm has a value of $113 and cost $21. Boxycharm July 2016 Boxycharm June 2016 Boxycharm May […]

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Seize the Moment with FLONASE® Allergy Relief

August 11, 2016

FLONASE® compensated me in connection with statements made in this post.   Every fall I feel like scratching my eyes. My eyes water. My nose is runny and stuffy.    As the managing editor of a community newspaper, I don't have time to be down with allergies all fall. I am the editor, but also the […]

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Boxycharm July 2016

July 26, 2016
Boxycharm July 2016

This box had a $120 value and cost $21. Check out Boxycharm here. Boxycharm June 2016 Boxycharm May 2016 Boxycharm April 2016 Boxycharm March 2016

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Weekly Makeup Basket

July 15, 2016
Weekly

I decluttered two things this week, but I made a lot of progress on my Project Pan! Products mentioned: Enlite When it Rains it Pores Maybelline Fit Me Mattte + Poreless Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser Anastasia Contour Kit Physician's Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow blush in Natural Wet n Wild Color Icon […]

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Project Pan | Finish 5 by Fall

July 11, 2016
Finish Five

I'm finally starting a new project pan. These are hard for me simply because I don't want to use up my favorite makeup. But I need to get down to it and start really putting the things I own to good use. So, I'm actually going to try to do this project twice. I'd like […]

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6 Simple Ways to Keep your Morning Hassel-Free

July 7, 2016

When a long day at the office turns into a late evening with family or friends, you need a quick and easy get-ready routine so you can get up and do it all again the next day. Keep your morning hassle-free with these time-trimming tips. Eyes When your schedule is dragging down your energy, your […]

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June Empties, Fails and Declutters

July 6, 2016
June Empties

I have a handful of empties and a whole lot of decluttering plus a HUGE fail. I'm pretty proud of myself for decluttering as much as I did!  

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BOOK REVIEW: Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica

July 5, 2016
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Mary Kubica is one of those writers who mkes your brain explode. Her thrillers are not action packed, but they are so full of clues you have to read them twice. You get to the end and go, "Wait. What?!?!?!?!?" I started reading Kubica's books with The Good Girl and have devoured her two subsequent […]

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