Book Review: Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

June 24, 2014
Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

Cop Town takes place in 1974 in Atlanta. Tensions are high and it seems that everyone is suspicious of everyone else. There is racial and religious tension. The city is in turmoil.

And someone is executing cops.

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Wantable Makeup Box June 2014

June 23, 2014
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Wantable‘s makeup subscription box is my favorite one each month. It is $36 and you get several full size products and possible some samples. You can return the entire box for a refund if you don’t like it and can skip the month at any time. Subscribe here. Products in the box: The One Stick […]

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How to conquer the kid toy clutter

June 22, 2014
How to conquer the kid toy clutter

Too much household clutter is not only unsightly but also can contribute to a stressful environment. Children’s toys are often key contributors to homes overrun with clutter, but with a growing family and birthday and holiday gifts streaming in, it can be challenging for parents to tame toy-related clutter. Parents who have hosted play dates […]

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How to Contour with Powder

June 20, 2014
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You can get a quick and easy contoured look using only powder: bronzer, highlighter, and blush.

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How to make pizza healthier

June 19, 2014
How to make pizza healthier

Pizza may have had humble beginnings, but today it is one of the most popular foods worldwide. More than five billion pizzas are sold across the globe each year, and pizza accounts for 10 percent of all food-service sales. Although pizza has many positive attributes, few consider pizza a healthy meal. Laden with cheese and […]

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Covergirl Ready, Set, Gorgeous Review

June 18, 2014
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I kept hearing about the new Ready, Set, Gorgeous collection and how great it it. So when I finally found it, I bought it.

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Working From Home: 4 Points to Help Your Boss Say “Yes”

June 17, 2014
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For those hopeful at-home professionals employed by a company bound by traditions, here are some arguments to help your boss say “yes.”

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Fashion Should Be For Everyone

June 17, 2014

**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. ModCloth is celebrating a very exciting milestone this week — the one-year anniversary of officially launching plus-size clothing on their site! In just one year, they’ve expanded their product catalog […]

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Birchbox June 2014

June 16, 2014
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After a fantastic April, Birchbox falls really short this month. There is just a complete lack of substance to the box.

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Wardrobe tips for every woman

June 16, 2014
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Celebrities and public figures make many things look easy, especially when it comes to fashion. Deep pockets and stylists on the payroll make it easy for celebs to project a polished appearance. But money alone does not buy style, and chances are the average woman has the wardrobe staples necessary to look her best. Such […]

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Save time with fast meals

June 15, 2014
Save time with fast meals

Warm weather provides a great opportunity to slow down and savor time spent having fun in the great outdoors. But time spent away from home often leads to meals made on the fly or last-minute jaunts to a nearby fast-food restaurant. Though last-minute meals or trips to the local burger joint might be convenient, they […]

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Orange-Ginger Baby Back Ribs

June 14, 2014
Orange-Ginger Baby Back Ribs

It’s all about remembering Dad’s favorites on Father’s Day. While everyone relaxes and enjoys the serenity of the backyard, these ribs will be slowly cooking to mouth-watering perfection. Orange-Ginger Baby Back Ribs Ingredients: 5 pounds baby back ribs Sauce: 1 cup ketchup 1/2 cup hoisin sauce 4 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons grainy mustard 3 […]

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Book Review: Fallen Beauty by Erika Robuck

June 13, 2014
Fallen Beauty

I have been a fan of Erika Robuck since her first book, Hemingway’s Girl. Fallen Beauty weaves together the stories of Edna St. Vincent Millay, a poet a completely adore, and Laura, a seamstress. Both women are battling their own thoughts and hearts. Both women are looking for love, but don’t feel as if they […]

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Beauty Box 5 – June 2014

June 13, 2014
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This is the 4th Beauty Box 5 I have gotten. I loved the first one I got back in March. Since then I really haven’t been impressed. You can read my other reviews here. Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription service. It costs $12 per month with discounts for purchasing quarterly or yearly. Products […]

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Makeup Collection Cleanout

June 12, 2014
makeup collection cleanout

I’ve been doing a bit of Spring cleaning in my makeup collection.

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How to Save Money at the Drugstore plus Haul

June 11, 2014
how to save money at the drugstore and haul

There are very few things you should pay full price on, beauty wise anyway, at the drugstore. Watch for some tip and a real life example of how I shop to save.

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Ipsy Glam Bag June 2014

June 11, 2014
Ipsy Glam Bag June 2014

Usually Ipsy is one of my favorite bags. I was a little disappointed with May’s bag. With June’s bag Ipsy is back on top! This month’s bag is navy with pineapples and palm trees. I don’t love it but I don’t hate it either. I will probably give it away just because I don’t need […]

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How to Get Flawless Foundation with a Blending Sponge

June 10, 2014
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Using a blending sponge or beauty blender can help you to get a flawless foundation look quickly.

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Tips for yoga beginners

June 9, 2014
yoga tips for beginners

Though it might once have been considered a trend, yoga has long since moved on from trendy territory to become a more widely accepted discipline that is practiced by millions for its positive impact on mental and physical health. Though yoga is an ancient practice, only recently has it become so popular in the western […]

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Hair care made simple

June 8, 2014
Hair care made simple

Hair is typically taken for granted until something goes awry. Hair loss can result from genetics, disease or poor hair hygiene. While there’s little a person can do about genetics or hair loss related to illness, good hair hygiene should be a part of everyone’s beauty and grooming regimen. A good head of hair can […]

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Tips for perfectly grilled vegetables

June 7, 2014
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One of the highlights of the summer season is the incredible bounty of fresh produce, and grilling these vegetables gives them a smoky, delicious dimension. Chef BBQ Naz, a grilling expert from Broil King, shares some simple tips for flavor perfection. * When preparing vegetables, slice them to expose as much of the vegetable to […]

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Homemade Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

June 6, 2014
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Ice cream is synonymous with summer, when rising temperatures and vacations from school and work call for some refreshing celebration. Those who want to experiment with homemade ice cream may want to consider the following recipe for “Dulce de Leche Ice Cream” from Lou Seibert Pappas’ “Ice Creams and Sorbets” (Chronicle Books). Dulce de Leche […]

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Flower Beauty Review – Face Products

June 5, 2014
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Here is the second installment of the Flower Beauty product reviews. This one is all about face products. And blush. I just wasn’t really sure where to throw that in so it ended up in this video. There will be one more installment in this series all about eyes so don’t forget to subscribe! Products […]

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Mint and Purple Summer Look with Kat Von D’s Esperanza Palette

June 4, 2014
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Hey dreamers! I have had a ton of requests for looks with Kat Von D’s Esperanza Palette. I’m not surprised. It’s completely gorgeous. You can do tons of looks with this palette! Here is a warm look I did with the palette. This look was inspired by this photo, but I toned it down a […]

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L’oreal Miss Manga Mascara Review

June 3, 2014
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L’Oreal’s Miss Manga mascara is one of those trendy new products everyone is talking about and no one can seem to keep on shelves. Is it worth the hype? $7.99 at Walgreens.com

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Mint and Pink Summer Fashion

June 2, 2014
Mint and Pink for Summer

Mint and Pink for Summer by lindsey-duncan-renuard featuring tear drop earrings Pink blouse $27 - cache-cache.fr SuperTrash blue green jeans $100 - zalando.co.uk 2b bebe white sandals 2bbebe.com Tom Binns tear drop earrings shopbop.com Lip gloss bathandbodyworks.com Pamela for Demi, Miche Bag

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas from Miche

June 2, 2014
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Father’s Day is coming up June 15, and for this month only, you can get your choice of our stylish Dopp Kit, Men’s Flat Wallet or Tablet Sleeve absolutely FREE with $129 purchase. Who says you only have to treat Dad on Father’s Day? These will be available till June 30, so you can spoil […]

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Weekly Menu – June 2

June 2, 2014
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It’s the first week of summer break so I’m trying to lighten up the menu a bit. Monday – Shrimp Stir Fry Tuesday – Pizza Pasta Salad Wednesday – Coneys Thursday – Parmesan Chicken Friday – Catfish Saturday – Eat Out Sunday – Teriyaki Chicken Post your menu or recipe links! Leave a comment!

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How to Make Grocery Shopping Easier

June 1, 2014
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Grocery shopping is a part of life, and whether trips to the local supermarket are a daily, weekly or monthly occurrence, such excursions can be time-consuming. Data from the American Time Use Survey, which measures how much time people spend shopping among other things, indicates that people have spent less time shopping since the recession […]

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Book Review: The Never Never Sisters

June 1, 2014
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The Never Never Sisters will be available June 3. From the publisher,” An absorbing, highly entertaining novel about family secrets, The Never Never Sisters introduces you to the strong-willed and big-hearted Reinhardt women, as they reunite one summer in New York. Gifted storyteller L. Alison Heller has written another witty and moving page-turner that will […]

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Book Review: Here and Again

May 30, 2014
Here and Again by Nicole Dickson

Here and Again will be out June 3, 2014. Deep in the Shenandoah Valley, the present and the past are as restless as the river mists. And when they collide, the heart is the only compass pointing home. For nurse Ginger Martin, her late husband’s farm is both a treasured legacy and the harbinger of […]

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Quinoa Tabouli

May 30, 2014
quinoa tabouli

Tabouli is typically made with bulgar or cracked wheat. That’s just not readily available where I shop so I tried it out with quinoa.

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Summer Fashion Trends and Clothing Deals

May 29, 2014
Summer Fashion Trends and Clothing Deals

This summer’s trends are all about color, variety and a sense of laid-back cool. That’s good news for stylish gals on a budget, because there are plenty of ways to get the look and keep most of your cash. Read on to learn the best inexpensive ways to refresh your summer wardrobe.

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May Empties and Duds

May 29, 2014
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Products in this video: Empties Benefit It’s Potent Eye Cream, $34 at Sephora Revlon Color Stay Mineral Lip Glaze in Lasting Shimmer, $6.98 at Walmart Kat Von D Autograph Pencil in Puro Amor, $10 at Sephora Duds up & up™ Strengthening Nail Polish Remover, $0.97 at Target Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Nail Polish in Gone Gray, […]

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My Heros Keep Dying

May 28, 2014
Maya Angelou

In 2010 I lost Ai. In 2012 Adrienne. Now I’ve lost Maya. My heros keep dying. And I know that tonight I will surround myself With their words, the parts of them that live on And I will cry tears that have no words. These women, my inspiration, my forefathers, foremothers, worked and bled and […]

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Improve Your Workouts with Rockin’ Refuel

May 28, 2014
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We all know that in order for our bodies to function well, we have to eat. Basically fuel our bodies. In order to push your body beyond just regular, everyday activities, you have to fuel your muscles. And your muscles want protein. Rockin’ Refuel is a protein milk drink that helps you reach the level […]

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