Month: August 2017

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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Bye Bye, Boardroom

Fashion & Beauty

I’ve always admired and envied people who knew exactly what they wanted to be when they grew up. Even in grade school, when the dreams were sometimes unrealistic, I wondered how my peers could know with such certainty that they wanted to be fireman or astronauts or the President. I’ve always loved to read and write, so I usually answered “author” when the question was put to me, but the…

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First Day of Kindergarten

Life

Today my youngest child walked confidently up the steps of the school bus and took my hear with her to kindergarten. It was a rite of passage for both of us, and we were as prepared as you can be. For all the mommies of young kids and future mommies, here are some helpful tips for sending your baby off to kindergarten: Tip #1: Find the perfect outfit. If you…

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The Great Solar Eclipse

Life

Like everyone else in the continental United States, we planned our day today around the much-anticipated solar eclipse. Fortunately, our kids haven’t started school yet so we were able to watch this historic event as families without too much disruption. Poor J, who lives in Salt Lake City, had quite the headache at the last minute. Just a few days before the eclipse she was notified that the glasses she’d…

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Night At The Observatory

Life

For those of you who have read the article on our family passport, you already know we’re actively trying to find fun new activities to enjoy as a family. Well, we recently had such a fun night I just had to share it with you. One of the items in our passport is to visit a planetarium, but when I looked online I was pretty underwhelmed with the one here…

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National Bargain Hunter’s Week

Fashion & Beauty

Happy Thursday, everyone! You all know how much I love a “fake” holiday, and when I saw that last week was National Bargain Hunter’s Week I knew it was right up my alley. I’m a self-confessed cheapskate, so I always look for deals and try to avoid ever paying full retail. To celebrate the week I challenged myself to find seven really great deals. Here’s a recap of what I…

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5 Reasons Why I Cut Off ALL My Hair

Life

As you can see, I recently underwent a rather dramatic hair change. I chopped it all off. There are a number of reasons why I decided to just pull the trigger and do it, the top five of which I’ll share with you here. They are in descending order of importance, and trust me, #1 is not what you think. Reason #5: It was SO HOT. Not in the Paris…

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July Favorites

Fashion & Beauty

With July in the past and back to school gearing up, we wanted to share with you our favorite things from the last month. These favorites will come in all sorts of categories…they are just whatever we are loving at the time! This month I’ve got three beauty items, the first of which literally CHANGED MY LIFE. My genetic lottery has always predisposed me to dark undereye circles, and adding…

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