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What’s In My Beach Bag

I love reading ‘what’s in my bag’ posts on other blogs. In the spirit of celebrating the start of summer, I thought I’d share what packed in my beach bag for our last trip. Besides the basic essentials — several bottles of SPF, a soft lightweight blanket to lie on/under…
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10 Things I’m Loving Right Now

I recently discovered @things.i.bought.and.liked on Instagram, and it’s one of the best things to happen to my feed. If you love to share random ‘life-changing’ product recommendations with your girlfriends, this account will be right up your street; and her captions are *chef’s kiss* so good. About a giant tub…
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I Need This Purse Organizer In My Life

Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on the blog on 12/17/17, and I can happily report that I ordered this purse organizer* for myself shortly after I wrote the post and totally delivered on form + function. The felt is nice and thick so it has great structure, and all…
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My Grown-Lady Shopping Rules

Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on the blog on 9/10/14, and it’s one of the more popular posts in the archives. It’s more than 4 years later, and although I’m older and more established these days (i.e., more disposable income for clothes and accessories) I still stick to these ‘rules’…
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10 Beauty Cheats Every Girl Should Know

1. Mascara wands make the best eyebrow brushes. When its time to toss your favorite tube of mascara, save the wand. Wash it clean with soap and water and, voila, free brow spoolie! (Tip: ideally, you should replace your mascara every 3 months to protect your eyes from bacteria; see:…
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Helpful Habits For Non-Morning People

Every night when I go to bed, I tell myself tomorrow’s the day I become a morning person and wake up two hours early. I fantasize about all the things I could do with the extra time: Bike down to the pool and go for a swim! Write a blog post! Do…