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Easy, Dairy Free, Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

March 22, 2019

Ever since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease over two years ago, I have been on a mission to be a great gluten free chef. While cooking isn’t too difficult, baking is a different animal. I was THRILLED when I discovered this recipe to say the least. I love to love on people with food. Giving the gift of a hot meal or delicious baked goods is a huge part of my love language. I have a couple of women in…

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Five Handbags Every Woman Should Own

March 19, 2019

Handbags are my thing. Some people love shoes or jewelry, and while those things are great, I have been a handbags girl as long as I can remember. Over the years of collecting (and a lot of trial and error), I have narrowed down the five most essential bags that every woman should have in her closet! A Mary Poppins Tote: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM You will never reach a point in your life when a tote bag will not…

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Creamy Caramel Iced Coffee

March 12, 2019

I am a coffee addict. With the warmer weather, there is nothing better than some caramel iced coffee from Starbucks. The problem is, that can get expensive, really fast. That’s why I came up with this recipe for the perfect caramel iced coffee. It’s my favorite thing to enjoy during my morning commute to work while I listen to audible (currently Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban). Here’s what you will need: -10 oz of Starbucks unsweetened iced coffee…

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My Weekend in Pictures

January 29, 2018

This past weekend, my sister and her husband came to visit from Maryland! We always have a great time together and this time we managed to pack quite a bit in to just a few short days. We went to the Museum of Science and Industry, brunched so hard, and had tons of fun shopping. Here’s just a little glimpse of the time we spent together. Hope your weekend was fabulous!   SaveSave…

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What’s in my Purse? My Summer Must Haves

August 8, 2017

I change out my purse all the time. I love to match it to my outfit or activities for the day (work, shopping, date night) and its always fun to switch it up. Though my purse may change there are a few summer essentials that you will always find in my bag.   Travel sized sunscreen. So often I’m out and about during the summer and realize that I’m starting to burn. Of course this always happens when I won’t be…

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LUSH Summer Skin Care Essentials

July 22, 2017

Our skin changes from season to season. In January you were as dry as a raisin scone and now your face is an oil slick you can’t get under control. The worst part is, you find a skin care routine that is really working for you, and then your skin changes and you aren’t sure what to use anymore. Even though I am a licensed esthetician, I still face the same struggles. Over the last few years I have learned…

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Vegan Cashew Alfredo Sauce

July 14, 2017

Last year I started experimenting with some vegan recipes. I found so many great ones, but this is my absolute favorite. If you haven’t tried cooking vegan before, don’t get scared. This recipe is so easy and definitely doesn’t “taste vegan.” I am not vegan or vegetarian but this is a recipe we make all the time, simply because it is a delicious, healthy alternative to regular alfredo sauce. The best part? It is SO EASY to make. Here is…

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How I Stay Motivated

July 8, 2017

Staying motivated is something I have always struggled with. I am a dreamer, which means I’m great at coming up with ideas, but I can quickly get off track and discouraged. My mind tends to go a million different directions, and it’s hard to focus. When I decided to really commit to this blog while still working my day job, I knew I was going to have to make some changes to stay on track. I started implementing some new,…

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How To: Water-proof Foundation

July 3, 2017

Summer is officially in full swing. That means vacations, days spent at the pool, and sweating. To be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of summer, but I still try to enjoy it as best I can. I am an esthetician, so most days I do wear a full face of makeup, but summer heat makes makeup more difficult. On top of the humidity outside, I sit in front a steamer during treatments. By the end of my work day,…

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The Perfect Caramel Almond Tea Latte

June 26, 2017

My afternoon tea latte is my favorite part of my self care routine. It’s perfect in the afternoon. It gives my brain a chance to take a break from working and reset, so I can finish off the day well. The best part is that it is so easy to make! Here is my favorite way to enjoy my afternoon tea latte. First things first, here is what you will need: Caramel Almond Amaretti tea from Teavana Half and half (or…

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