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This is the page where anything goes.  I’ll cover some style & beauty tips, but  might share some parenting wins (or losses), recommend a great book, or share travel stories and suggestions.  I made this page because I love ‘playing’ around with makeup and have applied it for numerous weddings (including my own) and love to share advice on tips and products.

5 things I use painter’s tape for…other than painting

Posted by on May 25, 2013 in Lifestyle | Comments Off

There is a saying that a person only needs two things in life to fix anything…duct tape or WD40.  I disagree. I use painter’s tape weekly….a roll of it sits handily in my ‘office supply’ kitchen drawer.  I think it’s the best thing that’s come along since hair dye.  Here are 5 things that I currently use it for: 1.  Marking artwork: Roll up a small piece of tape and loosely place it against the back of a picture frame… where the hook is.  Set the frame against the spot on your wall where...

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Coconut Oil Hair Treatment: A Must!

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Lifestyle | 2 comments

Coconut Oil Hair Treatment:  A Must!

A friend of mine forwarded me a blog post about how to help your hair grow and I’ve started taking some of the advice.  Unfortunately, I had a terrible hair experience almost a year ago that left me with a ton of breakage, the need to cut much of my hair, and dye it dark to help protect it.  One of the tips was to give myself a scalp massage a couple times a week with coconut oil.  I figured why not give it a shot…..after all, if you google ‘coconut oil uses’ you’ll find that you should pretty much be...

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Sock it to me

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in Lifestyle | Comments Off

Sock it to me

Baby/kid socks get lost even easier than my socks do.  Whatever does happen to them all?  Here is the best way that I’ve been able to keep tabs on my daughter’s socks.  They don’t get lost, it’s easier to match pairs, and they can’t get sucked into the washing machine.  Put them all in a lingerie bag for cleaning.  Life just got a little...

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Adjustable sized batteries!

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in Lifestyle | 1 comment

Adjustable sized batteries!

I’ve learned that having a child means having the need for a large amount of batteries of different sizes.  There are so many gadgets, toys, sleeping sounds machines, etc that keep my kid happy that I can’t keep up with stocking alkaline power! The other night we realized that the ‘ocean wonder’ crib accessory had lost juice.  Serious problem.  The bigger problem was that when we went to grab new ‘C’ batteries for it we realized we were out.  My husband used a little trick that apparently he has done for...

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Mold and mosquitos be gone!

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 in Lifestyle | Comments Off

My mother and aunt are pretty awesome ladies.  They have taught me many things over my lifetime and a couple ideas they recently passed onto me have been working splendidly.  I want to pass on the advice. Preventing mold on your fruit I love fresh berries, but I hate how fast mold grows on them.  If I don’t eat strawberries, raspberries, etc in a day or two mold starts growing.  What a waste! Mom already taught me that using white vinegar is the best way to kill mold if it grows in food containers…and Lord knows I’m not...

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Wedding! Retro Bridal Makeup

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Lifestyle | Comments Off

Wedding! Retro Bridal Makeup

I had the pleasure of attending a wedding this past weekend with a retro rock vibe.  I was also able to do the bride’s makeup!  I snapped this photo before her false lashes were added (so you can see more the look of the eyeliner).  Also, I applied a red lipstick on her for the reception, but we kept it more subtle for the ceremony with the soft peachy pink...

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A handful of colors. We nailed it!….ok enough puns

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in Home, Lifestyle | Comments Off

A handful of colors.  We nailed it!….ok enough puns

My friend Laura, who is always on trend and is an amazing hair stylist (if in the Denver area go see her at Grand Salon), keeps me updated on what’s hot.  We spent some time in Mexico last month and she showed up with a manicure that had a little flair.  Try it out!  Paint your ring finger a different color than the rest of your nails. Some friends came over last weekend and we tried out a handful (there I go again) of color combinations.  Check out some ideas: I love the glitter nails!  We even got my friend’s daughter on...

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Amplify your phone or handheld music player with a glass!

Posted by on Mar 30, 2012 in Lifestyle | Comments Off

Amplify your phone or handheld music player with a glass!

Let’s be honest, the speakers on my iPhone don’t produce the loudest sound.  It isn’t always convenient or possible to have a docking station in order to amplify the music.  I have a set of portable speakers that I can plug into my phone, but the battery doesn’t keep it’s charge forever (I do recommend purchasing a set of these though – mine were reasonably priced from iHome).  What to do when you want louder music?  Set the volume on your phone to medium (so the speakers...

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The Southern Coast of Maine

Posted by on Mar 27, 2012 in Lifestyle | Comments Off

The Southern Coast of Maine

The first week of November Nick and I took a trip out east and absolutely fell in love with Maine.  I highly recommend a trip to the Ogunquit/Kennebunkport area of Maine as either a family trip in the summer or a romantic get-a-way in the spring or fall.  We lucked out by having gorgeous and unseasonably warm weather and were able to enjoy the outdoors. We stayed in Ogunquit at a cozy inn called Terrace by the Sea.  Our room had a huge front porch on it and massive fireplace….it was perfect for relaxing and listening to the ocean. ...

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