Beauty & Style

How to Shop Sample Sales and Seasonal Sales

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Over the last year I’ve been slowly purging my closet. Letting go of items that no longer fit, have been in my closet forever, or simply clothes that I am no longer excited to wear. And while I’ve been editing my closet almost monthly, I’ve also have been working to consciously replace these items with comfortable, evergreen clothes that fit my lifestyle. In a nutshell, my goal is to build a capsule wardrobe, ( I previously wrote about this process here). Because part of this puzzle includes shopping, and I am the type of person that heads straight to the  clearance rack, I had to set some rules for myself to keep on the path. Here is my philosophy on how to shop sample sales and seasonal sales, and stock your closet with functional, affordable and timeless pieces without breaking the bank.

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Cooking & Recipes

How To Make Acai Bowls at Home

We’ve had a few dreary days here and I started to sulk around the house a bit. So, I switched up my breakfast routine from the avo and runny egg on toast, (which I’ve probably eaten everyday for like a year), to these delicious acai bowls. Does anything else give you tropical vacay vibes like an acai bowl? Well, maybe a fruity drink with an umbrella, but that’s not an appropriate breakfast option, unless of course you are on a tropical vacation. I also thought the universe was urging me to make these because Trader Joe’s just released their very own acai puree packets. If you want to cheer yourself up, or switch up your breakfast routine, here is how to make acai bowls at home. Continue Reading…

Make & Do

Is Bullet Journaling For You?

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Last year my resolution was to be brave and to go after what I wanted without fear and doubt. I certainly can’t say I mastered that. But, I am nonetheless proud of the many little steps I’ve taken, especially with this blog. Although the year is over, my journey to be more comfortable in my skin and to follow my passions is only beginning. Which brings me to this year’s resolution. For 2017, I want to be more productive, organized and find ways to juggle all the things I want to do without feeling stressed or that I’m failing at something. So, I’m giving bullet journaling a try. After some research, I’m convinced this is the key to getting things accomplished. Is bullet journaling for you? Read below to find out. Continue Reading…

Love & Relationships

Favorite Things From December

Before we dive right into the New Year and chat all about our aspirations and goals, I wanted to reflect on favorite things from December. It’s the kind of month that goes by way too quickly and with way too many events. It started to feel  like if I didn’t take a minute to remember what we did this month it would disappear from my memory bank which wouldn’t be fair because it was a very good month. The final chapter of the most challenging and rewarding year of our lives. So, I thought I’d share at least one of my favorite moments from the month. . [Scroll down for a giveaway!] Continue Reading…

Make & Do

Holiday Wreath DIY and Winter Bucket List

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Sometimes life can feel mundane. Actually, on most days life feels mundane. We are all creatures of habit and routine. And though that’s not necessarily a bad thing, I do find that having things on the  calendar that take us out of our usual monotony, helps the days go a little quicker and adds a little more excitement to life. While my mind is happily occupied planning and daydreaming about upcoming events. I previously put together our summer bucket list, which we managed to mostly get through, so I thought I’d try a hand at a winter bucket list, and also share my holiday wreath DIY.

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Cooking & Recipes

The Best Detox Lentil Soup

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After visiting the East Coast for Thanksgiving, I realized just how hard it is to continue to eat healthy in the winter. As soon as I felt the cold weather, I started craving warm carb loaded goodness to heat up my insides. Add to that the Holiday season treats and there is your winter 10lbs! When I got home, not only did I feel like I needed a detox plan, but I also still wanted warm, hearty meals. Enter the best detox lentil soup to combat all the winter feels, and keep you on a healthy path in between the Holidays.

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GIVEAWAY {$50 gift card & Blanket Scarf}

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

As a thank you for supporting my blog, I wanted to do a little giveaway for my email subscribers. Also, be on the lookout for other exclusive bonuses and giveways.

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Our First Ever Holiday Cards

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A couple years ago after we received a few holiday cards, Mau asked me if we were going to do them. At the time, I thought it was silly to pose with our dog for a holiday card, but now I wish we would have had a few years worth of photos before the baby. Actually, I wish I would have been doing holiday cards long ago, when I had my own tiny apartment in Philly and Benny was actually the size of a real Beagle. Isn’t it always like that? We look at photos of ourselves from yesterday and think about how our hair didn’t lay right, or our outfit wasn’t as flattering. But then, a few years later, all we think about is how happy and fabulous we looked. But,c’est la vie. At least we got started this year. Here are our first ever holiday cards.

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Love & Relationships

Favorite Things From November

I spent most of November anxiously anticipating our trip to Philadelphia, and now looking back the entire month prior to our trip seems to be a blur. A few months ago, I wrote about traveling with a newborn, now that baby FLO is almost 9 months (!) I knew the trip would be different. A lot different. Nonetheless, our trip to Philly was definitely one of my favorite things from November, and baby FLO handled travel like a pro. Now, on to other favorites from the last month. Continue Reading…

Cooking & Recipes

Thanksgiving Decor and Menu

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, mostly because it’s all about the food and being with family and friends. That’s all that’s really required. That, and being thankful. My mom, sister and I rotate this holiday between our three homes, so sometimes we celebrate on the West Coast and other times we’re on the East.  I love spending the day in the kitchen with my mom and sister, and whoever else is around that year, depending on who’s kitchen we are in. It gets pretty hectic around the stove, as we shuffle things in and out trying to warm, bake, simmer and saute all of the dishes on our Thanksgiving menu, but we sip wine, snack, gossip and keep chopping. Our location changes, people around our table change, our decor changes, but not our menu. Here is a sneak peek at our Thanksgiving decor and menu.

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