Must Have Beauty Buys

I mostly read Cosmo magazine for the embarrassing stories. I’m always drawn to the ‘beauty buys’ listed here and there, or the catchy articles on AOL begging you to read more about the new products you “must have”. I get about two sentences in, and scoff aloud at the $90 face cream the world thinks […]

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Advertising Advice Needed

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I am a Brand Representative for two companies: StoneHide and Viva la Jewels. I have created an Instagram for both of these, and a Facebook page for Viva la Jewels (as one already exists for StoneHide). I am quick to list Sales, Discount Codes, New Items, etc. through […]

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The M Word; Mortgage.

As I’ve mentioned previously, my husband and I just relocated to the Denver/Metro area (from SLC, UT) in October. We signed a one year lease, and are currently living in a house with a garage and a back yard. When we found this listing, it was the right combination of “things” from our wishlist. That, […]

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The Holidays are over. Now what?

So Christmas and New Years came and went, as they do every single year. Lights were hung, trees were trimmed, gifts were wrapped and delicious food was made. Then resolutions were promised for the new year ahead. I’ve never really understood why January 1st is when people want to make a change, or “start over”. […]

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When Christmas Comes Early

Just because Christmas falls on 12/25, doesn’t necessarily mean we all have the ability to celebrate it on that day. When you were younger, it was such a huge hinderance to have two (or more) holidays…unfortunately I saw this a lot with my friends, and divorced parents. But my thought was always…TWO Christmases?! And you’re complaining? […]

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Glühwein – Mulled Wine (YUM!)

On Saturday I had the chance to do some much needed catching up with an old friend. After brunch and some fun Flea Marketing, we ended up at the Denver Christkindl Market. All of the wonderful German things you can imagine were there; ornaments, fresh pastries, decorated steins, cedar plank-smoked salmon, lederhosen, pretzels bigger than […]

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Christmas Cards

‘Tis the season to tell your loved ones that you’re thinking of them. And I don’t mean in a mass Facebook post. I, for one, absolutely love getting Christmas cards in the mail! I think it’s even more special when someone takes the time to hand-write a nice message to you and your family. I […]

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Stocking Stuffers

For as long as I can remember, “Santa” has always put an orange in the toe of my stocking. My sisters and I were allowed to open one gift on Christmas Eve. The next morning we went right for the gifts, and waited to open our stockings until the very end. Perhaps it’s because we were […]

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Advent Calendars

I’m worried about society. I mean honestly, I had to go to five different stores before I found the only place who knew what Advent Calendars were, and actually carried them. It was Target. Go figure. Several grocery stores, Trader Joe’s, Wal Mart and Lowe’s had no idea what I was even talking about. Especially the […]

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December Photo Challenge!

Photography is one of my passions. I have a DSLR that I love to shoot with, but cell phone cameras are amazing these days! Especially when you don’t want to lug your camera bag around. I’m a big fan of Instagram, and a few other photo apps. as well. That being said, I found a […]

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Five Star Sugar Cookies

I love a good, frosted sugar cookie and this recipe is by far the very best one I have ever made or tasted! Perhaps I’m exaggerating with the title, but I’ll let you be the judge of that. Sugar Cookie Recipe 1 tsp. almond extract 1 tsp. vanilla 2 medium eggs 1 cup sugar 1 […]

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Who doesn’t love coffee cake? This one is pretty simple, and fairly “plain” if you have any picky eaters. Either way, every time I bring this to a party, the dish is licked clean! And I absolutely love to eat it with coffee. Mmm. Coffee Cake Ingredients 1 cup butter 2 cups white sugar 2 […]

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Delicious Waffles

Breakfast/Brunch is my favorite meal! My sister Shenoa gave this recipe to me a few years ago, and I’ve been making it quite a bit lately. What can I say, my husband loves bread products! If I’m not mistaken, I believe this recipe came from Alton Brown. Fun Fact – If you end up with […]

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