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A Shameless Love of Amazon

You might want to call me an Amazon woman. (Any laughs? Too nerdy for this blog?) Seriously, I am. I have found (with my intense love of a good deal), that I can usually get a steal on amazon.com. If I am not getting a huge discount, I am at least saving myself the work […]

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The Best Body Scrub

I love a good scrub. After a long day, I love to use a facial scrub to pamper my face – and a body scrub to slough away all those dead skin cells! And to top it off, I love a polishing lip scrub to smooth my chapped lips. I am so happy that I […]

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3 Ways to Zap a Cold

I woke up this morning with that dreaded scratchy throat. This might be my fourth cold this spring – really? That’s a lot of colds. Oh well. I immediately put in effect my three-part cold-busting routine. I have found three things that really shorten my colds – and so I definitely need to share them […]

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Leftover Graham Crackers

I rarely have graham crackers on hand – and when I do, I rarely eat the whole box. Lately, I found myself with a LOT of leftover graham crackers – so what’s a girl to do? Pinterest it! This is what I found. And this is what I will eat EVERY time I have leftover […]

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Favorite tips for Gel Eyeliner

It’s time for eyeliner again! Just to remind you, this is not my strong suit – just something I want to perfect! Last time, I mentioned two easy ways to implement eyeliner without ending up with a deep, dark hole, and this time I am going to attempt to tackle gel eyeliner. While pencil eyeliners […]

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Got ShoeDazzle?

  I have a secret monthly shoe club. Well, actually, that’s what I tell people when they comment on my gorgeous shoe collection. It sounds pretentious to have a collection of shoes picked out for you monthly available at a super low price, but that’s exactly what ShoeDazzle is! ShoeDazzle was created by Kim Kardashian, […]

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I Love Mother’s Day

Over the past few years, I have really come to love Mother’s Day. When we were growing up, the holiday was always full of homemade cards, small gifts, and re-affirmed love. But ever since my mother’s mother died many years back, I have started to realize the importance of personal love and attention on this […]

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A Friday Fit for a Weekend

This Friday could not have come sooner. I have a big weekend coming up with graduations and Mother’s Day – let the festivities begin! Because of my obsession with Pinterest Told Me To, I have blindly followed Sheaffer’s advice that Redken’s All Soft shampoo is the only shampoo worth using. Ever. I am so devoted […]

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