Month: January 2018

Banana Republic Blazer

Blacking Out

Fashion & Beauty

As deeply as I love fashion, I am rarely one to jump on trends and experiment too far out of my comfort zone. One of the advantages of age is that I know what I like, and I know what I won’t like no matter how “in” it is. Still, some days I get stuck in a rut or am just not feeling particularly inspired by the contents of my…

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Amazon Echo Look

Echo Look Review

Fashion & Beauty

I’m sure all of you are familiar with the Amazon Echo line of products, and many of you probably have Alexa already in your life in one way or another. I hadn’t joined the club myself, as I just didn’t see anything I really needed from the products. That is, until I heard about the Echo Look. One of the biggest challenges of being a blogger with no adults in…

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Pottery Barn Mirrored Tray

Steals and Deals

Life

I love to shop, but as a single mom my budget doesn’t necessarily support my hobby of choice. So of course, I always look for ways to get more for my money and I take personal pride in getting a great deal. Here are a few things I picked up last week for a bargain! Mirrored Tray (no longer available) (P.S. If you like this watch you can save 20%…

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Sephora Haul

Fashion & Beauty

I am a Sephora addict. I admit it. I’m in there nearly every week, and can spend hours just browsing all of the amazing products and brands that are available. My shiny red VIB Rouge card is honestly my favorite card in my wallet. I usually avoid the mall in the month of December because I simply cannot abide the crowds, so when I finally went back this week I…

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Shrimp Tempura sushi

Turquoise and Tempura

Fashion & Beauty

It’s a gloomy Sunday in Cincinnati, but the 37-degree weather feels downright balmy after two weeks of single-digit temperatures! I’ve been needing mascara, but it’s been too cold to trek to the mall (and I wasn’t willing to deal with the post-Christmas shopping traffic) so today the kids and I ventured out to do some shopping. Sunday’s are kind of our lazy days, so I dressed for comfort. These Ann…

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books

December Book Reviews

Book Reviews

Happy New Year, fellow readers! Thanks to the holiday break I got a lot of reading done in December. Some good, some bad, but overall I was just happy to spend so much time with my nose buried in a book. Check out my reviews below, and leave me a comment with what you’re reading right now! Pegasus by Danielle Steel I’ve read a lot of Danielle Steel’s books, and…

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2018 Happy New Year

Resolutions Instead of Intentions

Life

After a real roller-coaster of a year, 2017 is now behind us and with the new year comes the feeling of a fresh start. There is something about the calendar changing over that renews the sense of endless possibilities in the year ahead, and motivates people to want to be their very best. Like everyone else, I love this feeling and I look forward to setting goals and dreaming about…

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