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25 Things To Declutter Right Now!

A new year is upon us and there is no need to wait for spring to clear out clutter. I find it incredibly gratifying to…

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How To Get Your Life Back On Track In Three Days

I’ve had a busy couple of months with work, travel, and end of the year projects. I can get overwhelmed sometimes when things pile up…

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How To Survive Brimfield Flea (or Any Antiques Fair or Flea Market)

Brimfield Antiques Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusettes is considered to be the oldest outdoor flea market in the U.S. going back 50 years.  It runs…

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Hall of Fame: Cleansing Balms

I’ve been using cleansing balms in my skincare regimen for over five years now.  Using a balm for your cleansing step can simply be an alternative or preference to cream cleansers as they can remove every trace of makeup in one cleanse and give your skin a boost of nourishment.  However, I tend to reach for them when I want to take a little more time cleansing my skin.  I use

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10 Beautiful Things

Why Ceasing To Be Creative Is A Mistake There Are Two Types of Airport People How to Set Boundaries The Most Popular Liquor in Every State The Difference Between Anxiety and Stress How To Be Authentic The Most Famous Home in Every State 21 Tweets That Capture An Introvert’s Thoughts 5 Truths You Must Accept Before You Can Grow 31 Ways to Clean Your Home in One Minute or Less

Makeup Favorites: July 2019

Catrice Light Correcting Serum Primer in Candlelight – I love this inexpensive liquid primer. Use under makeup for a soft glow. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation – This has been a longtime favorite foundation of mine. It works best for me when applied with a sponge and I can push it into the skin for light coverage. I use shade No. 51 Light Vanilla. Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer – I like

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Santa Barbara Sunshine

I’ve had a couple of opportunities recently to visit Santa Barbara and have come to appreciate its history, small coastal hippy town vibe, and modern offerings such as really great food, drink, shopping, and yes, a lot of sunshine. I feel lucky to have good friends living here now because I know I will return and I look forward to exploring more of Santa Barbara and the outlying areas. I

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The Crazy Pig

On my last visit to London, one of the destinations on my list was Crazy Pig Designs to pick up a ring that I had pre-shopped online. Much like The Great Frog, Crazy Pig Designs has early rock and roll origins and makes highly crafted skull jewelry. I chose an incredible ring depicting a crawling skeleton. I appreciate the attention to detail that goes into their jewelry. This ring has

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Hall of Fame: French Skincare You Can Buy In The USA

If you’re a connoisseur of quality skincare, a stroll through any French pharmacy is a self-care experience like no other. I’ve spent hours perusing the jam-packed shelves for products that will support the health of my skin, transform and diminish fine lines, and treat any skincare ailments or needs. Fortunately, many products that I’ve come to love are available to purchase online or in stores in the United States. We

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An Antique Coat & A Stroll Down St. Charles Avenue

I wore this black Victorian coat to a party in New Orleans recently. Not only is it one of the oldest vintage clothing items I own, 1880-1890, it also happens to be the first vintage piece I ever bought when I was 21. I found it in a vintage shop that I used to frequent in my youth in Bellingham, WA. Sadly it no longer exists. The location is now

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168 Cookbooks

This past spring was crazy busy and I didn’t get to focus on my cookbook challenge as much as I would have liked. However, I did manage to try several new recipes, repeats, and ultimately declutter four cookbooks in my effort to streamline my entire cookbook library down to books that I will reach for and use. Coming into summer now when my kitchen becomes a hothouse, I don’t know

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