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How I’m Beating the Winter Blues

February 27, 2020

Get Moving Exercise is a great way to beat the winter blues! I used to work out in the afternoons after work, but this year I have tried out morning exercise. I have found that 30 minutes of HIIT in the morning dramatically changes how my day goes. I have more energy, I’m more productive and just generally in a better mood all around. Get Social Isolation is not your friend. Making time to spend with other people is a…

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Decor Dream Home Lifestyle

My Why

November 20, 2019

My husband and I just bought the first house we have ever owned together and have been working tirelessly to make it into a home. It stirs up old memories of growing up, watching my parents work on our home. I grew up in a house that was always clean, decorated and cozy. My mom worked hard to keep every square inch immaculate and celebrated each season with fresh décor pieces. I definitely got my love of seasonal decorating from…

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DIY Lifestyle

Holiday Bucket List 2019

November 19, 2019

I can’t believe it’s the holiday season already! If you are reading this thinking “it’s too early for that,” please see my last post regarding early holiday celebration. This is my most favorite time of the year, but it always seems to go by too quickly. Just like we do in fall, at the beginning of the season, Michael and I sit down and curate a list of all the things we would like to do this holiday season. Ever…

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Decor DIY Dream Home Lifestyle

Why I Decorate for Christmas Early and Why You Should Too

November 6, 2019

I put in far too much effort to only enjoy it for a minute. I love Christmas more than almost anyone I know. If seasonal decorating were a sport, this would be my Super Bowl. It takes a good 20 man hours (not including the shopping part) to decorate our house. I plan out each and every meticulous detail months in advance. It’s so intense that the decorating happens in 3 scheduled phases. That is way too much work to…

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DIY Dream Home Lifestyle

Make Your House Smell Like Fall

September 19, 2019

I love Bath and Body Works candles as much as everyone else, but sometimes it’s nice to change it up. Recently, I had a friend over who is very sensitive to fragrance, but I still wanted to make the house smell like fall. This quick and easy recipe is always a fan favorite and is great to have simmering on the stove on a lazy Sunday. Fall in a Pot 1 small to medium apple 1 mandarin orange 1 cinnamon…

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Lifestyle

Fall Bucket List: 2019 Edition

September 17, 2019

Every year, Michael and I sit down together and curate a bucket list for the upcoming fall season. We both love fall and look forward to it all year. The problem is that is always goes by too quickly! Towards the end of the summer we start talking about all the things we want to do in the fall, but before you know it, the season is over and we got too busy. That’s why we started making a bucket…

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Food Lifestyle

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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Lifestyle Style

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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Food Lifestyle

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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Lifestyle

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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