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Ipsy: Pretty in Paradise (June 2014)

Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription service. For $10/month, members get deluxe samples and full-sized products along with a tote bag to keep all the items in.

Ipsy: Pretty in Paradise (June 2014)

Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription service. For $10/month, members get deluxe samples and full-sized products along with a tote bag to keep all the items in.

I Set My Stove on Fire

I Set My Stove on Fire

stove fire

A few weeks ago, I set my stove on fire while attempting to make dinner.

It wasn’t a big fire. It was an itty bitty fire that I instantly put out thanks to the pre-measured cup of water I had next to the stove. (THANK GOD MY RECIPE CALLED FOR WATER.) But it was a fire nonetheless, and it scared the hell out of me.

Because really, what girl who claims that she’s good in the kitchen sets her stove…

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A Day in the Life: June 2014

A Day in the Life: June 2014

On a designated day each month, I post a linkup where bloggers can showcase what “a day in the life” that month is like with photos, text or a combination of the two. For more information about this project, click here.

a day in the life

I’m going to be honest: this month’s A Day in the Life photos are a mishmash of photos from the past several days, thrown together in some haphazard order. I actually came…

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Link Love, Vol. 61 (Plus a $100 Anthropologie and $80 Amazon Giveaway!)

Link Love, Vol. 61 (Plus a $100 Anthropologie and $80 Amazon Giveaway!)

I’ve been pretty scarce around these parts over the last week or so. Working long hours and dealing with a family health scare has meant that all things internet-y have been far from the first thing on my mind. Unfortunately, I’ll likely continue to be scarce for the next week or two, but on the bright side, things are looking like they will become more manageable sooner rather than later. Which…

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My Favorite Things: Double Cleansing

My Favorite Things: Double Cleansing

double cleansing

On any given day, I’ll always have some sort of makeup base on my face, even if it’s “just” sunscreen. On most days, I’ll have the following on my face:

  • Moisturizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Primer (sometimes)
  • Foundation (liquid/cream/powder, depends on the day)
  • Setting powder (sometimes)
  • Blush/bronzer/highlighter (some combination of the three)

Phew. Written out, that looks like a lot, doesn’t it?

Well, what…

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Travel Tales: Toronto, Part 1

Travel Tales: Toronto, Part 1

Toronto was everything I had hoped it would be and more.

Sounds like a bit of a fairytale, no? But it was, and I’m so happy with every. single. aspect. of my Toronto experience. I originally chose Toronto because I thought that it would be a good solo travel destination. And while it definitely is, or at least for an American girl traveling on her own, it turns out I was fortunate enough to spend…

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Influenster: Go VoxBox

Influenster: #GoVoxBox #GoPROFOOT #PlayOn #GetYourGoodGoing #mullerquaker #RelaxWithAquaSpa

Being more “on the go” is something I want to work on, so when Influenster sent me the #GoVoxBox I was stoked! There are quite a few things in the box that I don’t have and I’m quite excited to start using them! Let’s take a look at what I got:

go voxbox

  • PROFOOT: Triad Orthotic
    This original, three zone every day orthotic is clinically proven to relieve knee, leg and back pain when worn in your favorite…

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This post is part of my The Alphabet Series project.

Pasta Bowl

I had two doctor’s appointments recently, the first at a doctor I had previously visited and the second at a new one. At both appointments, they measured my weight. However, the first one had my weight from two years ago in my medical records and asked me if it was the same. The second one just measured my weight without fanfare.

Part of me…

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Two Words Say More (My Newest Book!)


When I released ONE WORD SAYS IT ALL (more about that release here), Peter invited me to join him on #thepetecast to talk about my book. One of the many things we discussed in that podcast was whether or not more stories from my year abroad existed and, if so, whether or not I’d be writing another book. Peter refused to believe that there weren’t any and so, after some brainstorming and…

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Link Love, Vol. 60

Link Love, Vol. 60

My oh my, it has been a while since I’ve done a link love post, hasn’t it? Actually, not too long in the grand scheme of things — just two weeks — but since I usually do this with alarming regularity, two weeks is a relatively decent lapse.

I’ve been busy these last few weeks, though! I met up with Kate and Nicole last week for dinner, drinks and some great conversation. I also spent a four day…

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