Year: 2017

How To Make Your Own DIY Liquid Dry Shampoo

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Liquid dry shampoo DIY We’ve talked before about a couple of different ways to make dry shampoo with ingredients from your kitchen, but today it’s time to talk liquid dry shampoo. Recently my teenage daughter shared with me her version of dry shampoo, but a liquid version.  She prefers it to actual dry, dry shampoo because it’s less messy and she can spray it on specific parts of her hair, as opposed to typical dry shampoo that you shake onto…
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How To Do A Baked Potato Bar For Groups

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Baked Potato Bar: how to do your own. A baked potato bar is one of the easiest buffet dinners on the planet, but for some reason I don’t make it very often.  Which is crazy-pants bananas, and I’m planning to remedy that in the immediate future. So, I made a baked potato bar last night for a high school swim team dinner and not only was a huge success, (rave reviews! two thumbs up by every teenager in the house!)…
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Favorite Valentine DIYs

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It’s really the little things I love about Valentine’s day. A bright pop of red or pink, a crayon-written note from a dear little one, some fancy chocolate, or a special breakfast to show love to my family or sweetheart.  Enjoy this collection of some of our favorite Valentine DIYs to celebrate your special people. Homemade crepes with juicy red berries (strawberries, raspberries or even cherries!) are a special breakfast that shows lots of love. And they are de-lish. Valentine crafts are…
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10 Ways To Feel Truly Happy When You’re Struggling

10 Ways To Feel Truly Happy When You're Struggling

Truly Happy: how to feel happy even when you’re struggling I don’t know about the rest of you, but once in awhile I wrestle with massive sadness.  I’ve dealt with depression for as long as I can remember, (diagnosed, clinical depression) but over the last few months I’ve been fighting the darkness like never before.  And even though I’m using all the tricks in my well-packed arsenal of coping tools, I’m still struggling to find a new center of gravity….
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This Makeup Hack Will Give You Extra Curly Eyelashes

This Makeup Hack Will Give You Extra Curly Eyelashes

Makeup Hack: try this for extra curly eyelashes! There are so many makeup hacks it’s hard sometimes to separate fact from fiction.  But if anyone has tried every makeup trick out there, it’s me.  Makeup is just one step away from painting with watercolors, and that’s been a hobby of mine since at least the 5th grade, so the way I see it, all the field research I’ve done to find the best makeup hack for your: eyes, lips, cheeks,…
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This Turkish Soap Opera Is The Gift We All Need

This Turkish Soap Opera Is The Gift We All Need

Turkish Soap Opera – The Gift We All Need We have so much to talk about but before we even get started, has it ever occurred to you to watch a nighttime soap opera in a different language?  I mean, I watch BBC shows all the time, so I kind of get it* (*not really) but I don’t know how it has never occurred to me to watch another country’s subtitled version of say, Grey’s Anatomy.  I watched season 1…
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2017 New Year + New Goals + New Journal

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New Goals Guys.  Real talk.  How are you feeling about 2017? I’ll be honest, I’m discouraged.  I’m looking for the light, and looking for it, and squinting my eyes really tiny up at the sky searching for it, and getting out my binoculars, and my magnifying glass, and welp.  I’m having a hard time finding it just now.  But the good news is this:  I’m pretty sure it all works out in the end.  In fact, I feel that to…
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Hello 2017 + Welcome Back Friends!

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Hello 2017 + welcome back, friends! How are you?  How were your holidays?  I’m jumping right back in after two weeks of a self-mandated break, and I’ll be real honest: things are bleak over here. I don’t want to be back at work.  Does anyone ever want to be back at work? I feel especially so today.  Like a kid on the first day of school after a long summer vacation who’d rather be at the pool, or wasting time…
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