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8 Things I Learned In 8 Years Of Marriage

8 Things I Learned In 8 Years Of Marriage

Today is my eight year wedding anniversary, and I realized at the beginning of the summer that I’ve been coupled with my husband Bryan for 13 years. We fell in love in 2006, became engaged in 2009, and married in 2011. In the last few years, we experienced a crash course in adulting: we moved to three different states, became parents, bought and renovated our first house, and had two more children. It has been a period of enormous growth…

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Beauty

The Best Purple Shampoo Ever

joico-blonde-life-violet-shampoo

During my drastic cut and color, I blurted out, “I need to get purple shampoo. First thing in the morning.” I was experiencing what I will call “brass anxiety.” My hair has red undertones, so whenever I go lighter I fear my strands turning tawny. My stylist could sense my fear was real. She sent me home with a little care package.…

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3 Loungewear Sets I Swear By

Free People Bicoastal Set

Yes, I like to get dressed up even though most days I’m taking care of my kids and working from home. However, I have my fair share of moods where it’s just a grey rainy day and I’m not feeling up to putting on real pants. On those days, I reach for loungewear. I recently realized that there are three outfits in particular that I’ve been wearing on heavy rotation. These three outfits have three things in common: they’re super…

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Beauty

Donating To Locks Of Love

Locks of love donation

I just had my hair cut this past week to donate to Locks of Love. It’s sixth donation, and my largest at a whopping 14 inches. I’ve been surprised during recent conversations around it that most people think they would not be able to donate, so I wanted to dispel some common misconceptions and share some guidelines in case you’re thinking about making the cut.…

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5 Indian Summer Wardrobe Staples

Free People Spellbound Tie Dye Kimono

Even though Labor Day has come and gone, summer does not officially end until September 23rd over here. When we are lucky, we get a little extended Indian Summer on the East Coast. This can be a tricky time for dressing, as things cool off one hour and become hot and even humid in the next. Light layers become my friends, and I have a few key pieces that I wear weekly. Here are my 5 Indian Summer staples that…

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