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L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation Review

Two weeks ago I reviewed the new L’Oreal Miss Manga mascara, and made a confession that I am not the biggest L’Oreal fan (with the exception of the Infallible Eyeshadows…those are AMAZING!!). Ulta had a 40% L’Oreal products sale so I wanted to give the Magic Nude Liquid Powder foundation a try after seeing Nicole […]

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Brain Chase Summer Learning Challenge

Today is the first day of spring, and I am already planning out our family’s summer. I know, how very OCD Type-A of me. Hey, I have a reputation to live up to ya know *wink, wink* and it is just how I roll. I am also an INFJ for any of you into the […]

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The Listerine 21 Day Challenge Follow Up and Twitter Party

Remember early last month when I started the Listerine 21 Day Challenge and I promised my follow up? Well here it is! Haven’t had a chance to learn about it yet? Wait, What is the Listerine 21 Day Challenge? With the Listerine 21 Day Challenge you sign up, commit to swish Listerine mouthwash for 21 days, […]

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How To Organize and #MaxYourTax Return

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MaxYourTax #CollectiveBias For most, tax time is an almost horrifying experience. Filing a tax return can truly be a painful experience if you haven’t organized your financial system or planned ahead. In the past, filing our taxes have […]

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I’m Taking The Listerine 21 Day Challenge (and You Should Too)!

Right now I am smack in the middle (well first quarter I should say…it is only February after all) of my 2015 #FitForLife personal challenge, so when I was invited to take the Listerine 21 Day Challenge I jumped at the opportunity. Oral health is just as important as every other aspect of personal care, […]

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13 Recipes All About Chocolate

Love is in the air. My love for chocolate that is *wink* so here is a collection of drool worthy chocolate recipes for any occasion. Why? Because, chocolate. Check out 13 Recipes All About Chocolate by Brittany Baughman at You can find all of these recipes and more on (the awesome folks sponsoring […]

Take a peak inside a plum paper planner. This more affordable version of the popular Erin Condren life planner can also be purchased uncoiled so you can add it to a filofax or other binder system, or a disc system featured here.

Plum Paper Planner | Unboxing and ARCing

My Plum Paper Planner finally came and I am in love. I promised I would share the unboxing and how I ARC’ed her for those of you interested in moving to a disc bound system or those of you that already you a disc system and want to get an Erin Condren or Plum Paper […]

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January Boxycharm

Sorry this is a few days late but if you don’t follow me on Instagram or Twitter then you may not have seen that we have a monster in our home ruining our lives, thus making filming (and sleeping) really difficult. Here is my January Boxycharm! I really love it! Boxycharm is a monthly beauty […]

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12 Awesome Juice & Smoothie Recipes

Thinking about my recurring New Year’s resolution to get healthy and get into shape made me want to start putting together a few of my favorite juicing and smoothie recipes. Juicing and green smoothies are all the rage right now, and with good reason. They offer vitamin packed deliciousness. Here are 12 of my favorite […]

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January Ipsy Bag

Supscription boxes are starting to show up in my mail box, and my first one to share with you is the January 2015 Ipsy Bag…which ironically will be my last Ipsy bag for a while. I cancelled my subscription. Long story short, while it is completely worth the $10 I am just not getting the […]

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DIY Avocado Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados From Mexico for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. One of the benefits of living in Southern Arizona is the close proximity to Mexico, and thus a year round supply of avocados. Avocados don’t just taste great, they are also good for your […]

Looking to print your own planner pages These printable planner pages come with lots of extras and are perfect for an ARC system or filofax.

How To Build The Perfect Planner

Confession: before I get into the details and tips about building your perfect planner I need to fully disclose that I ordered and am impatiently waiting on the delivery of an Erin Condren Life Planner as well as a Plum Paper Planner. I realize that for some, the cost of either of those planners is […]

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Copycat Blooming Onion Sauce

Every Tuesday is date night for my husband and me. Last night we went to Texas Roadhouse. We had never been before and I was elated to discover that they had my favorite appetizer, the Onion Blossom (also known as a Bloomin’ Onion at Outback Steakhouse where it is a smaller serving for $3.00 more!!). […]

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Cameras Available For Gifting From Best Buy

 If you have an photography loving loved one on your Christmas gift list, Best Buy has quite the arsenal of cameras and camcorders that are sure to please. As an amateur photographer and blogger myself any of the ones listed below under my own Christmas tree would certainly bring a smile to my face, so […]

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Techie Holiday Gifts From Best Buy

Searching for las minute holiday gifts for a techie on your Christmas gift list? I rounded up a few gifts that are perfect for the gadget loving folks on my list, so I bet you could use a few of these ideas as well. These three items are pretty much a win-win for every tech […]


A (Holi)Day In Our Life

The kids are officially on school break for the Christmas Season and while I would love to say that we are busy, busy with hustle and bustle and holiday preparations the truth is we are taking things rather lazily here in our home. This year we decided to relax and enjoy time together. Don’t believe […]

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Creating #RealMagic This Christmas

Thank you again to #RealMagic and #CollectiveBias for sponsoring today’s craft and gift-giving spirit.  This year my girls wanted to get crafty when it came to our Christmas gift giving. I love the idea and I love how excited my daughters are about this holiday season. Today I wanted to share a super simple craft my […]

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Entertaining Made Easy With BBQ Chicken Pizza Crostini

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayMadeSimple #CollectiveBias This year I wanted to do something a little different for my holiday entertaining. Usually I stick with the basics when it comes to the food and drinks I serve our guests at a Christmas get-together, […]

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Giving Extra To Those Who Give Extra

When I first thought about writing this piece, I fully intended to write about the wonderful group of volunteers who helped out with this year’s Angel Tree program at our church. Without their help, fulfilling 35 local Arizona family’s Christmas wishes would have been darn near impossible. As I sat down to put my words […]

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15 Christmas Cookie Recipes

Looking for a few recipe ideas to get your Holiday baking off and running? Check out these awesome Christmas cookie recipes I collected for you using Foodie. Check out 15 Christmas Cookie Recipes by Brittany Baughman at Disclosure: This post was sponsored by All opinions are my own and recipes were collected via […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Using SPLENDA®

With Santa coming to visit our house soon I am breaking out all our favorite Christmas cookie recipes. Today’s recipe is your basic chocolate chip cookie recipe with a twist: I substituted SPLENDA® for the sugars. These cookies were a hit with my family, and I bet Santa will love them as well!  Before I […]