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How to Wear a Summer Hoodie


Is it just me or is summer really starting to heat up? It certainly is getting much steamier in my neck of the woods. Thanks to that warmer weather I've found myself turning to shorts and pieces like a good summer hoodie more and more. Now as far as the shorts go, not just any pair of shorts will do. Lightweight linen is where it's at. These striped J. Jill mixed stripes linen drawstring shorts are my new favorites. Not only are they uber airy and comfortable, but they go with SO much. The chambray...

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Baked Apple Chips


I love making myself, and family, easy healthy snacks like these baked apple chips. Bakes apple chips are sweet, a little chewy and can be eaten on the go. They are really truly easy to make and what's better than using ingredients that I typically always have on hand, a few apples?! This recipe works for every kind of apple so literally use any that you have on hand and turn them into baked apple chips!Baked Apple Chips Ingredients 2-3 Apples Powdered Sugar Directions 1. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. 2. Slice apples as...

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Best Beauty Picks from Loreal


If you know me in real life you know that makeup is something I'm more than willing to splurge on. As I've gotten further into my thirties I've found myself getting more and more into makeup. It doesn't hurt that one of my best friends is a professional makeup artist. Over the years, she's introduced me to her best beauty picks and techniques that even this uncoordinated girl could master. Haha! In years past I was more of a minimalist when it came to makeup and, while my daily look is still pretty natural, I've definitely...

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Easy Beach Outfit with Sun Protection


If you haven't noticed, I'm pretty fair. I mean my version of a tan is truly just more freckles. And growing up in Florida means that now more than ever I'm having to protect my skin and try and minimize any any sun damage that's already been done. But I LOVE the beach! I mean, its my place to go to for instant calm and zen. I just have to be careful and not go to crazy trying to look like a tan goddess. Lets face it. Its never going to happen! This is a look I pulled together...

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Summer-Ready Embroidered Maxi Dress


With summer plans in full effect, many of you might be headed to the beach. We just got back from a family beach vacation in New Smyrna, Florida and it was wonderful! I really made use of long walks on the beach and this embroidered maxi dress from J. Jill was perfect!      My favorite time on the beach during the summer is after dinner from like 6-8pm. Its really quiet with most of the families having left for the day and I love just letting the boys go crazy. All that open space and salty air!...

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Seven Ways to Wear Shorts


It took me quite a while, but I finally hopped on the shorts bandwagon last year. My hubs convinced me to stop being so silly and body conscious after one too many uncomfortable trips to Disney. Instead of shorts I used to rock capris and if you've been to Walt Disney World during the summer you know that nothing but shorts will do if you don't want to totally melt. So, I picked up some shorts and never looked back. Sure, my legs are on the paler side and I'm still working on getting back into...

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Dress for Success Donation Party

Dress for Success Party

The feeling of that first job interview or big presentation is one that sticks in your memory. I remember being so nervous, practicing my questions and trying to keep my voice steady. It was hard! Looking great in those situations is important. A polished professional look is critical to be taken seriously and considered for the position, as well as helps with feeling confident! And looking great at that interview is not something to take lightly. Many women struggle to afford professional clothes that will help them get hired and back on their feet. So we were excited...

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Easy Apple Tart


Everyone needs a easy show stopper dessert in their back pocket. One that you can make for company even after having two glasses of wine. For me, two glasses of wine is when I become a sloppy cook, ha. This easy apple tart is the perfect solution and I often even have the ingredients on hand. Trust me, one bite into this warm sweet flaky dessert and everyone will be happy! Even better serve up this easy apple tart with some vanilla ice cream and a mug of coffee and watch your guests bliss out. Easy...

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