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Getting Ready For Next Christmas

getting ready for next Christmas

Christmas was only a day ago and I’m already talking about getting ready for next Christmas!  You might be thinking to yourself…Is she crazy!?!?  But, hear me out.  This will all make sense to you after you read about my get-ready for next Christmas time saving tips. (more…)

Gift Guide: The Best Friend

Your Best Friend is always there when you need her, rain or shine, no matter what time of day or night.  You call and she comes running to your side.  The holidays are the perfect time for you to let her know just how much she means to you and how much you appreciate her!  You know they say it’s better to give than to receive, so who is more fun to buy for than your best friend?

Gift Guide The Best Friend

Shower your best friend with a gift(s) that she will love (and you will, too) in this Gift Guide! (more…)

10 Fun Things To Do During Fall

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As most of you know autumn is my favorite time of year!  I love the crisp cool weather, wood burning fireplaces, being cozy on the couch, and the leaves changing colors (not so much in Southern California, but there are some).   I love that it’s boots and sweater wearing season (so no one knows how many cookies you ate). (more…)

Favorite Fall Home Decor

Yay!  It’s finally Fall!

Favorite Fall Home Decor

While some people can’t wait for summer, I long for it to be fall all year-long!  The leaves are finally falling, there is a crisp chill in the air (not so much in Southern California, but hopefully soon), and I’m decorating my home for this glorious season!  I love the ease of fall decorating; soft cozy blankets, faux pumpkins, and cute pillows make it simple to bring autumn into your home.  Lately, I’ve been scouring the internet for some new decor and I’m so excited to show you what I have found. If you fall in love with any of these items like I did, you can buy them right from the affiliate links (FYI, I will receive a small commission). (more…)

Look Who’s Calling? Part 2

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerIsForSavings #CollectiveBias #WFM3

Every year my family attends a huge reunion during the summer, and this year I’m one of the co-chairs.  Everyone who is attending lives all across the United States, so I will be doing a ton of texting and making countless phone calls to get everything and everyone organized.Look Whos Calling Part 2

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Friday Five ~ Links I’m Loving This Week

There is nothing better than a good internet link to break up a mundane day.  Today, I’ve brought you my five favorite links I found this week from around the world-wide web!

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Do you hate doing crunches?  Here are 4 mistakes you’re probably making.

 

 

 

 

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Ever wonder how much the contestants on The Bachelor spend on makeup and clothes to be on the show?

 

 

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Do you have a hard time picking out a wine from a long wine list?  Here is a foolproof method for getting it right every time.

 

Friday FiveIt all starts with an X to get those perfect shaped lips.

 

 

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Choose the best sunglasses for your face shape.

 

 

Happy Friday Five!

Until Next Time…

XOXO

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Friday Five ~ Last Minute Fathers Day Gifts

Father’s Day Is Only 2 Days Away!

Here are my top 5 last-minute Father’s Day gifts…

Friday Five last minute fathers day gifts

 

  1. Mr. Beer Long Play Ipa Craft Beer Making Kit

  2. Kenneth Cole Mens Stainless Steel and Diamond Watch

  3. Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua Men Eau De Toilette Spray

  4. Catskill Craftsman Guitar Shaped Cutting Board

  5. Bose Quiet Comfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Don’t forget to get the special men in your life a gift to show them just how much you care.  And more than anything else hug them tight and tell them how much you love them!

Until Next Time…

XOXO

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Friday Five ~ A Week In Review

Happy Friday!

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The week started off great with a walk on the Huntington Beach Pier.  The surfers were out and so were the hoards of people fishing off the pier.  The mornings have been full of June gloom which makes for perfect walking weather.  Where is your favorite place to walk on gloomy mornings?

friday Five - start with breadAs much as I try to stay away from bread I just can’t help myself!  So when I saw this sign at my local coffee shop I knew it was a sign… Insert smile!  What is your favorite thing to start the day with? (more…)

Friday Five ~ There Is Magic In Your Smile

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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Did you know when you smile you are throwing a party in your brain?  This activity activates the release of neuropeptides which fights off stress. It also relaxes the body which can lower your heart rate and blood pressure.  Studies have shown that those who smile are treated differently than those who do not.  People who have a smile are thought of as attractive, sincere, reliable, and relaxed. (more…)

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 It’s that perfect time of year, the birds are chirping, the weather is warmer, the trees are blooming, and generally everyone is happy.

How cool are these elevator doors?  I was at a business meeting in Pasadena and every floor in this building had a different word painted across the elevator doors.

Inspiration is everywhere you look…sometimes it is actually written out just so you notice it.

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