Category: Lifestyle

4 Easy Ways To Refresh A Small Bathroom

Our small bathroom needed a change but we didn’t have $10,500 (average cost of a bathroom remodel) lying around. As a stay-at-home mom, I dreaded that small talk song-and-dance that inevitably comes with hiring out for bigger projects: “It sure is cold, huh? Need anything?” You know. So what’s a

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Christmas On The Cheap: How We Saved Money This Christmas

I love the holidays as much as any basic white girl: watching Love Actually, driving around to look at Christmas lights, aspirational Pinning of winter crafts, I’ll carol all day. But…there’s a lot of pressure. Pressure to make endearing memories with the latest presents documented with flattering photos at every event

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7 Gifts For Guys You Don’t Know That Well

Coworkers, siblings’ boyfriends, younger cousins: we all have guys in our lives we don’t know that well. They need presents this holiday season, too. I’ve compiled a list of seven gifts for these men. As always, I’ve pored over reviews, so you’re sure to impress the fellow who’s name you’re

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7 Gifts for the Girly-Girl

This gift guide focuses on the girly-girls. Anyone, really, that loves to pamper themselves with makeup, beauty treatments, and luxe accessories. I wear a size everything on this list. If you were wondering. This post contains affiliate links which means that if you click on them and make a purchase,

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11 Gifts for the Indoorsy AF

I asked my Facebook friends what one calls a person who doesn’t like to leave their house and got beautifully varied responses. They included: homebody, hermit, recluse, couch potato, introvert, shut-in, pro-pet reclusionite, homeskillet, stay-at-home mom, home slice, agoraphobic, guard of the house, indoorsman, territorial couch potato, solitaire. Whatever we’re called,

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7 Educational Toys That Aren’t Lame

Thanksgiving is next week. I KNOW. The holidays are always crazy. Even before kids it was a whirlwind. Now I have the added pressure of being the Steward of Wholesome Holiday Memories to helpless young mammals. Once you’re an official Steward adult expectations like bringing sides and desserts to family

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Halloween Favorites 2018

I understand why people get so obsessed with Halloween-it’s like Christmas with less stress. The snacks are cute, easy, and no one expects a meal made of them. Revelry tinges the air as candy is given and received (all aspects of that tradition are just…fun). The obligatory outdoor activities aren’t

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Fall Decorating 2018: What I Know so Far

I understand that seasonal decorating is a capitalist scheme (instead of buying one set of knick knacks, you buy a set for each holiday/season), I just don’t care. Fall decorating smacks of the rustic more than other seasons, making my little progesterone-drenched heart flutter. I’m fairly new at this having

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Bougie vs. Broke: Primer Edition

  James Charles, born the month and year Livin’ La Vida Loca was a smash hit, says you don’t need to use primer. I’m sure James Charles does not need primer, but we do. I know it just seems like an extra step, but primer has many uses: it can perfect, correct,

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