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“this book was a tree”: review & giveaway!

“this book was a tree”: review & giveaway!

April 9th, 2014

A few disclosures, first. 1. Marcie Cuff is a fellow blogger, neighbor and dear friend. 2. I was planning on reviewing this book before Marcie asked me to participate in her book tour - that’s how much I love this book: This Book Was a Tree is for anyone who feels a little (or a lot) disconnected […]

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favor-”ette”: sonnet james

favor-”ette”: sonnet james

April 8th, 2014

So excited about today’s post! As I’ve written before, I really struggled with the whole “what to wear” thing after having Noah.  Having had two big kids for so long – as well as my own business – I was accustomed to dressing in a more stepped-up/less practical fashion than I had to when Chelsea and […]

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favor-”ette”: monkey bread

favor-”ette”: monkey bread

April 1st, 2014

Oops. I did say in this post that I was going to share the monkey bread with you all, didn’t I? Sorry. So here it is – Monkey Bread! This is one of those recipes that is so insanely easy – and delicious – that you’ll wonder why you don’t make it more often. But […]

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favor-”ette”: tap-tap

favor-”ette”: tap-tap

March 25th, 2014

I’ve been baking like crazy lately – and going through many bags of flour in the process. And – like me – if you hate that “spray” of flour that happens every time you open a new bag, try this trick: “Tapping” the top of the bag a few times will cause the flour to […]

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favor-”ette”: bring breakfast

favor-”ette”: bring breakfast

March 18th, 2014

As a host (and a guest) for many years, I have often wrestled with the notion of the “perfect” hostess gift. I’m sure you’ll agree with me that no one likes to show up to a party or dinner empty-handed – but what’s the right gift to give? Wine is tricky – and can be […]

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favor-”ette”: scrappy

favor-”ette”: scrappy

March 11th, 2014

So these are like the evil cousins of my apple peel twigs. I came across an article in The Kitchn recently, that talked about ways to use kitchen scraps (you know, watermelon rinds, citrus peels, etc.). And there, on the list, was the suggestion to deep fry potato peels. Deep. Fry. Potato peels. There wasn’t […]

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favor-”ette”: legging jeans

favor-”ette”: legging jeans

March 4th, 2014

This winter. It was 9 degrees this morning, and that was before the wind chill. I’m so done with hats, gloves and heavy coats -  how about you? As there seems to be no end to this deep freeze we’re in, I am more than ever grateful for this find:  legging jeans I LOVE these legging […]

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favor-”ette”: gimme five (sponsored post)

favor-”ette”: gimme five (sponsored post)

February 25th, 2014

This post is sponsored by P&G. Save on NEW Gain Flings and Tide Pods at Target. Text CLEAN to Target (827438) for mobile coupons*. With three kids and three jobs, I’m pretty much “running” all day long. And the biggest lesson I’ve learned over the 25+ years I’ve been doing this is: Every minute counts. If […]

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favor-”ette”: more mascara

favor-”ette”: more mascara

February 18th, 2014

Remember my Eyes/Cheeks/Lips post? And how much time I spent talking about mascara? I do love my mascara. And I’ve been on a life-long hunt for “the one”. The mascara that does it all: 1. Layers like the dickens without clumping. 2. Comes off easily, with my regular facial cleanser and minimal rubbing. 3. Lengthens […]

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favor-”ette”: handmade winter (giveaway)

favor-”ette”: handmade winter (giveaway)

February 13th, 2014

Well this winter is officially THE WORST. And it’s far from over – which makes me even more excited to share with you today’s favor-”ette”! image credit: Handmade Winter Handmade Winter is a charming e-book that you will want to order RIGHT NOW. Compiled by some of the most talented bloggers around (and a few […]

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