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How to do a blowout at home in just 10 minutes

In the same way that a capsule wardrobe takes much of the guesswork out of getting dressed in the morning, I’ve been honing in on a beauty routine that is consistent and not too time consuming.  While some night I go to bed with braids and others I’m perfectly fine to let my hair air dry, once a week I like taking the time to properly blowout my hair and add casual waves that can get me through the next day or two. Because of the cost and time it takes to do a salon blowout, a lot of people think they’re going to be …

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The New + Improved REDEFINE Regimen and Eye Cream from RODAN + FIELDS

Thank you to Rodan + Fields for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. If variety is the spice of life, then my flavor profile would be something along the lines of zesty and bold. I nearly always tend towards trying something new over the familiar, experimenting rather than sticking to routine. Nowhere is there more evidence of this than in my skincare drawer in my bathroom. I accumulate samples and new products faster than my kids stockpile stuffed animals and often change my routine on a whim. When RODAN + FIELDS asked …

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Parker tried out this year’s must-have doll, FailFix and here’s what she thought…

Did you know there’s a national day of failure in Finland? I do because failure is something that we have actually been focusing on in our family this last year. It turns out that Parker has her dad’s perfectionist tendencies which have their upsides, but they also have caused her to be hesitant to attempt things that she might not be great at or doesn’t have a lot of experience with. For this reason, when I was asked if we would want to try out this season’s hottest holiday gift (at least for girl’s ages 5-9), I jumped at the …

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5 Ways to Slow Down and Savor this Thanksgiving

(This post is sponsored by Crate & Barrel. All opinions are my own. All products featured are linked below!) I hosted my first Thanksgiving at the age of 27. We had just moved into our first home and I was eager to get down to the nitty gritty of home ownership—hosting included. That morning I lovingly kicked Aaron out of the house and sat down with my handwritten grid that I had constructed a couple of days prior. It laid out exactly what time I should start prepping and cooking each dish to ensure that everything had time in the oven …

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