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My Summer Beauty Favorites (and how you can win $500)!


It's been so warm here that I've already got my mind on summer ... So I'm already getting into summer beauty mode ... and I'm set to talk about my top 3 summer beauty favorites! I'm sharing some of my favorite summertime things in the short little video below: … [Read more...]

10 Tree Decorating Ideas and Tips!!

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Ribbon Tree @ A Party Style I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! It's Black Friday, but also a day when many of us put up our Holiday Tree!! I love everything about Christmas trees -- the lights, the colors, the smell, the sentiment. If decorating your tree seems a little overwhelming, here are a few tips to help you create a tree that reflects YOUR style!! ♥♥♥♥♥ Tip: Use ribbon … [Read more...]

Anatomy of a Snapshot Part II: Eliminating Distractions in your Background

Thanks to everyone who left  love on my blogs last week!  I love photography and am excited to share what I know with others.  There were several questions asked and I hope by the time this series is done, those questions will be answered. I hope you all looked through your photo files last week in search of chopped limbs and are practicing incorporating all body parts into your … [Read more...]

Do You Shoot on "automatic"? How to Take a Fantastic Picture!

I'm really excited to introduce you to someone special!My sister -- Wenderful!  I know I've talked about her a bunch on my blog. She is the person that got me blogging. She also is an amazing photographer.   She even won the *I Heart Faces* Blogoversary contest! And she has spend YEARS studying photography. As someone who shoots on "automatic" most of the time, I thought it would … [Read more...]

Dinner Dilemmas: Part 2 — It’s ON!

Thanks to everyone who commented on my Dinner Dilemma post last week!It was so amazing to read your comments. There were so many great ideas and suggestions that I thought it might be helpful to compile them here. I mean, I can't be the only mom who struggles with this, right? And, while I'm on the subject of "Keeping it Real", I didn't implement the Dinner Nanny menu last week. Jeff … [Read more...]

Get Your Face On Party!!

One of the nicest, cutest bloggers -- Beth @ Stories From A to Z has a really different and cool party going on right now. Get Your Face On Party!!   It's a really fun get-together where you can share your best tips and tricks they you've discovered to looking your best!   I am excited to join in the fun and go around and learn some new things!  So here are some of my favorite … [Read more...]

Extreme Makeover: Beauty Tips/Tricks


It's that time again: Extreme Makeover: Me Edition. This week I have been doing really well - I have been walking/running in the morning for an hour each day. I am starting to feel really strong. I also feel like I have more energy during the day. I still am down 3 pounds from where I started, and that is fine. I have noticed more toning in my arms and in my abs. I also noticed that my pants are … [Read more...]