Go ahead. Give yourself 5 minutes to play.


Yeah, I’ll cop to it: ever since I got my iPhone, I’m a little bit addicted to Scramble with Friends. Draw Something had me a little bit crazy for a while, too. But what better way to spend a few minutes zoning out after a long day? Plus, it’s a great way to pass the…

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Guest Post: Summer Skincare


At-Home Summer Skincare Tips Summer is in full swing in many parts of the country, which means shorts, bathing suits, and pedicures for a lot of us. However, while we’re quick to change our wardrobes for summer, we often don’t switch up our skincare routines. Our skin, particularly our face, has some different needs in…

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On Poetry and Perfect Iced Coffee


Poetry is not an art that can be perfected, but it is an art that I love. I distinctly remember a great piece of advice given to my college poetry class by our wise professor… “Find an artist that you love, then imitate his (or her) work.” We all thought that was a little strange….

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Diamond Candles: Ring reveal!


I bought into the hype. I’m not proud. But since I gave up scented candles so long ago due to their tendency to be noxious and totally toxic, I just couldn’t resist when I heard the buzz about Diamond Candles. They’re pretty candles made with 100% soy wax, and the labels come off so you…

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The Best Laid Plans: When healthy habits don't equal good health

I’m not sure if anyone has noticed, but I’ve been conspicuously absent from my own blog lately. Sure, I’ve posted a few things here or there, and a couple reviews for some fantastic Earth Month sponsors, but the personal posts have been few and far between. The reason? I’ve been SICK.  Really sick. I picked…

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Our family is growing!


No, we don’t have a baby on the way, but we are planning an exciting new addition in the spring! These are Indian Runner ducks, and we’re planning on adding a pair of them to our family just as soon as the weather warms up. Aren’t they the cutest!? 😀