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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Why Don’t You…?

@akaleistar Go to a hockey game? Order a Dunkin’ Donuts red velvet doughnut? Take a friend to see Wreck-It Ralph? Wow guests with a Thanksgiving tablescape? Memorize a poem? Read a book by Kate Morton? Bake a pie from buy generic adderall 30mg scratch for Thanksgiving? Skip the holiday crush and shop online? Celebrate National […]

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The Abbey Road Sessions

Kylie Minogue’s new album, The Abbey Road Sessions, celebrates her phenomenal 25 year career.  This is not the dance-pop music I listened to in high school but is instead an emotional journey of a respected artist.  The 16 tracks include Kylie’s best-known hits reworked as well as previously unreleased tracks. The Abbey Road Sessions was recorded in London’s legendary […]

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