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Decluttering Cookbooks: 157 Cookbooks In My Library

Sheltering in place means more time to cook and bake at home. I rediscovered a few amazing cookbooks and decluttered some cookbooks as well for someone else to enjoy. Three months into the year and I have been doing a lot of cooking and baking as I work my way through my cookbook collection. I started the year with 162 cookbooks in my library. Down from 219 when I started

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Spring Makeup Favorites – March 2020

I imagine most of us aren’t wearing much makeup these days, however, I still need to make the occasional grocery run. These are some of the things I love in my current spring makeup routine. I’ve taken this opportunity at home to declutter some old makeup. In the process, I have rediscovered some things I had forgotten about. I also bought a few new items last month and I pulled

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14 Best Lip Balms & Treatments

Lip balm addicts unite. There is no shortage of terrific lip balms on the market. It’s probably the beauty product I consume the most. Here are my tried and true favorite lip balms and treatments that I repurchase and recommend. Best Lip Balms & Treatments LA MER, The Lip Balm – I’m reluctant to recommend this due to its eye-popping price tag but I have to admit, it’s incredible.  There

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Closet Clear Out Using The One In, One Out Rule Part III

Buying new things to elevate your style? Clear out your closet at the same time using the One In, One Out Rule and declutter items that no longer suit you. Whenever I make a thoughtful purchase of clothes, shoes, or accessories that I feel fills a hole in my wardrobe or will help elevate outfits and looks, I declutter at least one item from my wardrobe in that category. As

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Seven Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion Trends I’m Avoiding

Lots of bright colors on the runway dominating the Spring/Summer 2020 fashion trends including neon, pastels, and jewel tones. Spring is the time to dust off winter doldrums, put away winter coats, and feel the sunshine on our faces. There wasn’t much to do over the weekend of self-isolation other than tidy up the house and catch up on some Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion Trends. While some trends have piqued my

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Ten Tips For Working From Home

As a consultant, I’ve been working primarily from home for several years. There are many coveted perks working from home but to do it successfully I’ve implemented my own set of rules and best practices. Perks of Working From Home It’s an introvert’s dream not having to interact with humans every single day. You’re always home to collect packages from late-night online shop ups. You save a ton of money

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Ten Interesting Articles To Read This Week

Spring is in the air. Check out these picnic landscapes, plus life advice from Dr. Seuss, the best ice cream shops in America, an interesting article on Beethoven, Irish Whiskey, COVID-19, and don’t download Tik Tok. 1. 9 Dreamy Picnics 2. The Evolution of Red Lipstick 3. Anyone Would Want To Live In This Treehouse 4. What Dr. Seuss Can Teach Every Adult About Life 5. 19 Things You Probably Didn’t Know

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Curious about Olaplex? These are the two things to buy.

I bought the Olaplex holiday set in December and have been using these four products for two months. These are the two things you need to try. Definitely try Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector – Created by chemists, Olaplex No. 3 was used only in salons as an intense strengthening and restorative hair treatment. It eventually came to mass market and the range was expanded. No. 3 Hair Perfector was

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4 Best Overnight Sleeping Masks

As a perennial dry skin sufferer, going to bed with a sleeping mask all over my face can feel like the ultimate pamper session. When my skin is looking particularly parched or fatigued, I love an overnight sleeping mask to turn things around.  I use them once or twice a week when my face needs a big drink of moisture.  Combined with a good night’s sleep, I wake up with

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Top 10 Most Inspiring Articles of the Week

Great articles that I discovered online intended to encourage, educate, or inform. We can all use a little inspiration now and then. 1. How to Be Cool 2. 30 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself 3. Striking Designs From the World’s Typewriter Artists 4. 83 Things Every Man Should Do Before He Dies 5. 17 Mistakes Tourists Make While Visiting Las Vegas 6. Photo of Mice Squabbling on Subway Platform Wins

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