A little bit of everything

Thrift Stop: Homemade Toners

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After reading this post, hopefully you will have felt like you’ve had a mini revelation, or at least can sense the cash you’ll be saving and feel the delight from the ┬átoxins you’ll be saving your skin from. That’s right, I’m here to address that second step of every good facial routine: toner.

This post is all about debunking the myths, empowering the DIY-er in you, and putting some money back into your bank account (a fair bit, actually).

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Giving Thanks

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Happy Turkey Day! Are you all too stuffed to move? Or so exhausted from cooking that looking at one more yam might just make you cry? Well congratulations, you’ve almost made it through the holiday weekend, but before you wrap things up don’t forget to remember what the season is all about…

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The Best Gift You Can Give: Scrapbook Memories

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Happy Wednesday everyone! I know that this was supposed to be up on Sunday, but I was face down in my books for the last four days. Now that I have some free time, however, I can connect with you all again. Better late than never right? I like to think so.

This past weekend my boyfriend and I celebrated the fourth year anniversary of our relationship. I would not have imagined that I would be holding hands with the same man- who happens to be my first boyfriend – since high school, but he has filled my life with so much happiness and love that I couldn’t imagine holding hands with anyone else. Sappy, I know. Continue reading

Your Ultimate Green Power Smoothie

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So I know I did a thorough smoothie post a while back, but in light of recent information that I learned I thought it was necessary to follow up with an additional post. Because fruit smoothies are so high in sugar content, having them in the morning when your body hasn’t expended much energy yet means that they will spike your sugar levels, and all of the excess can get stored as glycogen, which is harder to use and burn off later. Continue reading

Strawberry Shortcake with Whipped Cream Rosette Frosting



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Welcome back to the school year! I finished my first week and I’m so glad to be back: I think it’s going to be a great semester. This strawberry shortcake recipe is a perfect way to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of the next chapter (i.e. who really needs an excuse to bake a cake?!). Continue reading

Mason Jar Lunches

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Hey fellow dilettantes! Can you believe we’re entering into our last week of summer vacation?! For me, this summer has seemed to be the fastest one yet, probably because my co-op job has taken up 90% of my life for the past 15 weeks. This upcoming week will also be my last week of co-op, and with projects to finish up and things to get in line, I don’t want to have to worry about the little things, i.e. making my lunch in the morning when my eyes are still half-closed. Continue reading

Image Cards for Welcoming Baby

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Hello fellow dilettantes! Surprised to see me? I know it’s been far too long since my last post, especially since I had just talked about re-working my timing to fit with my new work schedule. But I am back now and ready to cook, craft, read, create, and blog about it all!

So my supervisor just recently came back from a three-week paternal leave after his wife had a gorgeous little baby girl. There is also another woman in the office who is currently on maternal leave and brings in her baby once and a while. Plus I have been seeing cute little guys and gals everywhere lately for some reason, so a post about babies just seemed to be calling out to me.

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