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Happy New Year!! Edited by: Victoria of vmac+cheese Twenty Thirteen. Can you believe it’s actually here? I, for one, adore this time of year. The holidays are special for sure, but the new year has its own kind of magic — one filled with positivity, hope, dreams, passion, and the chance to make this year […]

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The First Weekend of 2013

It’s only the first week of the new year, but 2013 is already starting to feel lived in. For New Year’s Eve, I made these champagne cupcakes using a recipe from People then topped them with this amazing frosting. This weekend I went to my first NBA game.  I’m not a fan of basketball, but the people watching […]

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January Wardrobe Wish List

I don’t need an excuse to shop, but there is something about the start of a new year that makes me want to update my look.  January is a good time to weed out the clothes not worn and take advantage of end of season sales. J.Crew Double-cloth metro coat with Thinsulate® I have a lovely, […]

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Favorite Books of 2012

For all my plans of reveling in the remaining holiday splendor, I’ve done little celebrating thanks to a minor bout of the flu.  However, I did discover that guzzling cups of hot water flavored with ginger and lemon is a good way to speed the recovery process.  Since I’m feeling semi-articulate, I thought I’d post […]

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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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