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The StyleBook App

I mentioned this incredible app in a previous Friday Finds post, but I decided that I should dig a little deeper to show you guys how freaking useful this app is! I don’t know about you, but I often struggle with getting dressed in the morning because I feel like I have “nothing to wear” even…

T3 vs. Dyson Hairdryer

I have had my T3 Micro Featherweight 2 model hairdryer for over 5 years now and it’s been a wonderful tool for my Type 2A hair, and (in the realm of hair dryers) has clearly lasted for quite a long time. My husband recently gifted me with the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer so I thought it…

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Natural Deodorant Roundup and Review

I’m going to make the [terrifying] switch from aluminum antiperspirant to natural deodorants this year. One good thing about making the switch at this particular time (I started my “research” in late 2020) is that there are plenty of companies creating clean deodorant formulas so there are a decent number of options to choose from!…

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First Trimester “Bumpdate”

I am writing this almost like a time capsule / long form diary post to myself, but I also want to share my experience with you in case you are pregnant, TTC (trying to conceive), or are just generally curious. This post might get a little TMI (that’s the thing about pregnancy… you have to…

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It’s Time to Spill the Beans…

We have a baby brewing! This is probably the hardest secret that we have ever had to keep and absolutely the highlight of an otherwise insane year! I have always wanted to be a mom so it’s been amazing to have this dream finally come into fruition. We’ve been discussing growing our family for the…

Hot Cocoa Roundup

One of my favorite holiday traditions is having a Christmas movie night! There are so many fun Christmas movies (Home Alone 1 & 2, Love Actually, Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, Elf, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Santa Clause, The Holiday, Miracle on 34th Street, It’s a Wonderful Life, Jingle All the Way, etc.)…

20+ Practical Gifts for 2020

Believe it or not, I love shopping during the holidays. Well, e-shopping, anyway. 😅 Crawling the mall when it’s insanely busy is actually my personal nightmare (I have PTSD from working plenty of Black Friday / holiday shifts when I had a job in retail… lol). As much as I enjoy shopping during the holidays,…

Christmas Tree Decor

Merry Christmas, friends!! I know that many of you are getting your Christmas trees this weekend so I thought I would share a few items that we love for our Christmas tree in case you’re looking for similar items to decorate your tree! We collect our own ornaments that we grab while on a trip…

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Small Business Saturday

It should go without saying that we should be shopping from small businesses year-round. We “vote” with our money and if we’re just handing it over to Jeff Bezos via Amazon, then there’s little hope for mom and pop businesses to survive. I think there’s a time and place for buying from Amazon and I’d…