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September Book Reviews

Book Reviews

It’s October!!! I adore fall, and have been so annoyed that the weather has stubbornly remained at 90 degrees so far. Nevertheless, I am unpacking my sweaters and boots so I’ll be ready the minute the temps start to drop. My September reads were all over the place, genre-wise, but I was very happy with my book choices. Here are my reviews! Emperor: The Gods of War by Conn Iggulden This…

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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

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Did you know that Banned Books Week is September 24-30th? It’s a week celebrating everyone’s right to read what they want, and to shine light on censorship issues. As a self-confessed bibliophile, this is a topic near and dear to my heart. And with today’s culture growing more and more politically correct, it should be a topic close to yours too. Books, like all forms of expression, have always had…

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50 Shades of Black

Fashion & Beauty

My favorite color has always been black. Not because I went through a goth phase (it was 7th grade, and I got a little excited at being allowed to wear eyeliner), but because I’ve always gravitated toward its simplicity and beauty. Of course, it helps that it goes with everything! As a result, a disproportionate amount of my wardrobe consists of black items and I am perfectly okay with that.…

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5 Things I Learned at BloggyCon

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A few months ago when I first launched my blog, I was searching for ways to learn more about blogging. I knew I wanted to do it, but I had no idea how! I stumbled on the annual BloggyCon conference, and since it was held here in Ohio I decided to roll the dice and sign up. I am so glad I did! Now that I’m home and have had…

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When did shame become chic?

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Gigi Hadid is a bad cookie. Or she did something bad with a cookie. When I first saw the article I wasn’t sure which was true, or was it both? Honestly, after I read it I couldn’t believe the article even existed (I’ve linked it at the end of this post). I came across it during my morning peruse of the news whilst drinking my coffee, catching up on the…

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My 5 Favorite Beauty Products

Fashion & Beauty

One of my favorite things about beauty products is that there are so many of them to try. I’m a self-confessed Sephora addict…to the point where I wish they wouldn’t say how many points I have out loud when I check out because it’s embarrassing. I’m not sorry, though, because I genuinely love to browse through the store and pick out new things to try in my routine. These five…

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Trading Rosé for Chambray

Fashion & Beauty

Labor Day is behind us, which means is it now socially acceptable to get fully into fall mode! I love this season…the fashion, the food (hello apples and PSL!), and sleeping with the windows open. If rosé is an official “must” of summer, chambray is one of those fabrics that I love bringing back in autumn. I got this shirt from Nordstrom last year (it’s still available and 40% off!),…

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Stop waiting for special.

Fashion & Beauty

Have you ever bought or received something nice and waited for a ‘special occasion’ to wear/use it? I am HORRIBLE about doing that. I think it might be a product of my upbringing…we were so poor and there were so many kids that having something new or nice was a serious rarity. When it happened it was not to be wasted. I realized how bad this problem had become when I…

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30 Ways to Improve Yourself This Month

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It’s crazy to think that September is already here…where did the year go? Sometimes it seems like the days drag on, but the years fly by. That said, I am so excited for the next few months. I love fall, am obsessed with Halloween, and there’s something about the holiday season that just warms the soul. Did you know that September is National Self-Improvement Month as well as National Self-Care…

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August Book Reviews

Book Reviews

Tomorrow is the first day of September, and this feels like the fastest summer that ever went by. I know most people are sad to see summer go, but I absolutely love fall so I’m more excited than anything. Crisp mornings, falling leaves, hot drinks…add a good book and a comfy sweater and I’m in heaven! I did spend some time reading by the pool this month, so here are…

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