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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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Brand Spotlight: Pixi Beauty Top 3

Pixi Beauty is a London based skincare and makeup brand. Its skincare range is affordable (most under $30) and infused with botanicals and skin-loving ingredients. In the US, Pixi products can be found in Target and some drugstores. You can shop the entire range online. They offer free shipping on orders over $25. Pixi Beauty is also cruelty-free and does not test on animals. I haven’t been overly impressed with

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10 Beautiful Things

Vintage Photos of Pampered Cats The World’s 50 Best Bars 2019 The Rudest Things You Can Do On A Plane People At Risk For Depression Have These 6 Personality Characteristics Top 10 Tips For Women Who Want To Write 7 Best Fall Festivals In The United States Lost Masterpiece Worth More Than $6M Found In Woman’s Kitchen Road Trip Through Canada’s Yukon and Northwest Territories Talking To Strangers For Mental

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Current A.M. & P.M. Skincare Routine – October 2019

My morning skincare routine: Step 1: Cleanse La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser – This is another hero product in the Toleriane range for sensitive skin. The eye cream and moisturizer are wonderful and affordable as is this cleanser. This range is simple, clean, quality skincare at its best. Step 2: Mask FRESH Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask – A couple of times a week, I’ve been using this

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A New Season: 15 More Things to Declutter Right Now!

Fall is here. Take advantage of the cooler weather as well as that sense of hitting the reset button that autumn affords us. It’s a new season and the holidays are approaching, now is a good time to clear out and edit categories and areas of our lives that we often ignore. Earlier this year, I wrote a list of 25 things to declutter, here are 15 more things to

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How To Build A Vintage Wardrobe: Part VII Denim

In an upcoming post, I’ll discuss identifying and collecting vintage Levi’s specifically but today I’m offering some ideas on incorporating a variety of vintage denim pieces into a wardrobe representing several decades. I’ve been living in my vintage jeans for quite some time now as I haven’t bought a pair of new blue jeans in two years. I bought two pairs of black jeans last Christmas but for blue jeans,

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My Favorite Travel Rollers

If you’re in the market for travel rollers, I recommend the T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers.  You get eight (4 x 1.75″ rollers and 4 x 1.50″) flocked rollers packed in a black travel case.  They heat up quickly and provide body and bouncy curls at home or on the go.  Remember to roll your hair smoothly onto the roller and leave in until cool. There are some negative reviews on

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1930s American Blues

In 2017, I began my search for early American, vintage workwear; jeans in particular. I bought these jeans, made in the 1930s, from Amalgamated Clothing in Washington, DC. It’s not easy to find pre-WWII denim that is wearable. I love the many patches on this pair and the textures they form. They are button-fly and straight-leg; stovepipe as was the shape of its time. They are as durable as they

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Product Review: Sunday Riley Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil & Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment

Both live up to all the hype they’ve received.  I’ve gone through multiple bottles of each. Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil What it claims to do? “Works throughout the night to deliver visibly youthful, luminous, even-toned skin by morning…reduces the appearance of pores and wrinkles, while visibly improving the signs of premature aging: fine lines, uneven texture, age spots, dryness, and dullness. – 96% of women felt their skin looked

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