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What Is Your Beauty Legacy?

Who do you #feelbeautifulfor ??

I’m a mom of two beautiful little girls. I care about their self-esteem, especially since I struggled with my own from a very young age. Dove has helped more than 14 million girls build self-esteem so far and together we can help even more. Right now you can visit the Dove Beauty page on Walmart’s […]

Talking Diabetes #HealthyEssentials

Oral hygiene is especially important  if you have diabetes.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and for those of you who don’t already know, I have Type II Diabetes… ..and pink hair, today anyways. Who knows what color it will be tomorrow. Any who, I wanted to have a chat about diabetes with all of you. Let Me Throw Some Diabetes Facts At You Diabetes […]

Secret Family Recipe: Onion Dip

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This onion dip recipe is (from my knowledge) three generations old. I remember watching my grandmother make this in her kitchen when I was as tall as the counters, and fondly remember the day my father taught me in the same kitchen I now cook in. The kitchen I plan on teaching my children to […]

Be #UpForAnything With A Baked Potato Brunch

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SOLO® Brand Products. All opinions are 100% mine. What is my favorite quick and easy brunch recipe? The baked potato. Seriously, what is there not to love about the baked potato…unless you are one of those anti-carb-and-everting-else-delicious freaks? No offense, lots of pity. Ha […]

The Origami Owl Holly Jolly Box of Happy


Last week I let the cat out of the bag. Not a big surprise since we are talking about me, right? I am now not only an Origami Owl Independent Designer, but also an official Origami Owl Design Ambassador. One of a handful of bloggers chosen to help share the Origami Owl story and our […]

Tofurky Roast w/ Vegetarian Gravy

Tofurky roast with vegetarian gravy

Today, I bring you the perfect quick vegetarian meal for Thanksgiving. A Tofurky roast with mixed vegetables and vegetarian gravy. Tis the season of giving thanks, and that means turkeys around the country are hiding for fear of becoming the centerpiece on the dinner table. Now, I’m completely honest with you. I love meat. I’m […]

A Quick Welcome & A Quick Update

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Hi. Howdy. Hello. While I have already posted a few blog posts here on Just A Beautiful Life, I figured I should write a quick (and quick in Brit speed is not quick FYI) welcome post. An introduction if you will. I’m assuming most of you know me, and are probably wondering what is going on. […]

What is Project Sunlight and How Can You #ShareAMeal?

Child hunger is a real problem in America. I have written about it before and I am sure I will write about it again. Unilever Project Sunlight Share a Meal, wants your help turning the tables on child hunger in America. 16 million children in America are struggling with hunger. That’s a really big number. […]

October BoxyCharm Review & Unboxing

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Ready for another subscription box reveal/review post? Here is my October Boxycharm (better late then never, right?). Boxycharm has been my favorite beauty subscription box so far, but after the debacle last month I was ready to throw in the towel and move on to greener pastures. Luckily I stuck with it, and here is […]