December PopSugar Must Have Box and a Mini Giveaway

With so many fashion subscription services now available, it’s hard to know which to try.  I’ve been eyeing PopSugar’s Must Have box and decided to treat myself with the December box.  The $35 box was stuffed with an assortment of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle products worth about $100. What’s inside: Bodum Bistro Double Wall Thermo-Glass […]

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A Gift Guide for Janeites

How wonderful it would be to spend Christmas dressed like a modern Jane Austen heroine wearing a white gown and fanciful shoes.  If dancing is not on the schedule, invite Mr. Darcy into your living room with the BBC DVD, or pass the time with your younger relations by introducing them to this lovely set […]

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Winter Beauty Products to Save Your Skin

This week’s IFB Project asks bloggers to post about their winter beauty routines.  Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite products. Hands My hands were really dry this summer, so I went on the hunt for a good hand cream.  L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream made my hands look human again.  It’s a bit […]

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Why Don’t You…?

Plan a film festival and watch movies like White Christmas, Home Alone, and All I Want for Christmas? Send a card to Holiday Mail for Heroes? Buy yourself festive pajamas? Decorate a Christmas tree? Host a cookie swap? Mail your friends Christmas cards? Decorate your home with paper snowflakes? Get your picture taken with Santa? Make […]

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Back to December

Today is so mild I find it hard to believe that it is actually December.  I decided to take advantage of the weather and do an outfit post since it has been ages since the last one.  I got a little edit happy with Picasa but couldn’t resist the cinemascope filter and collage option. The […]

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My Latest Obsessions

Telestrations* is like playing telephone but with with sketches.  It is hilarious.  Each person is given a secret word that they write in their sketch book.  You pass your sketch book to the next person, and that person illustrates your secret word.  Then, that person passes the book to the next person, who tries to guess […]

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The Joy of $3 Lip Gloss

The pursuit of the perfect lip gloss is never ending.  Too sticky.  Too Sheer. Too pigmented.  I’ve found some favorites which include M.A.C., Bobbi Brown, and Mary Kay, but who wants to spend double digits on a microscopic tube of color? Enter essence, a brand I found tucked away as an obscure endcap in Ulta. […]

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The Distant Hours

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton Kate Morton’s novels are like lazy summer days that seem peaceful until an unexpected storm comes upon you destroying your serenity.  Last night I finished reading The Distant Hours, a moody tale of family secrets and haunting tragedy. From Goodreads: A long lost letter arrives in the post and […]

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