After one of my writers wrote a wonderful article on Birchbox in the fashion section, I decided to sign up for this make-up of the month club. After my first shipment arrived earlier this week I realized I am hooked. Between the adorable packaging and proper-sized deluxe samples, I was and am completely sold. For $10 per month, this is mail worth paying for. … Keep reading…

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If I remember correctly, I woke up today yelling at Lance and crying about something. Whoops. Mornings aren’t my best or worst times… They’re just there– existent, semi-painful, fresh and inspiring, awful and exhausting. I normally pick up quick, though, once I’m finally out of bed. But not today. No, no, today was the last day of classes and work before Thanksgiving … Keep reading…

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I spend my Sundays catching up on bad television, magazines and– most importantly– housework. It’s times like these I remember, and often re-open, the end-all-be-all of households texts; the motivation behind an ode to said book in Reviewing the Arts homework (ahem) and the amazing surprise wrapped in birthday paper months back is none other than the amazing Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook. … Keep reading…

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Isn’t this the greatest time of year? Halloween just passed and it’s time for Thanksgiving. With December holidays around the corner and the weather getting crisper, there are so many things to enjoy. One of my favorite parts of the season? The oh-so-perfect Thanksgiving supper. It is my favorite meal of the year. Last weekend I hosted my sixth Thanksgiving dinner. After … Keep reading…

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I am always surprised by how much wreaths cost, just like I’m always surprised by how much throw pillows, chairs, lamps and lamp shades cost. I think my opinion on costs might be skewed, but whatever. They are stupidly priced. Because of this, I was thrilled when I saw wreaths in the Target Dollar Section in early October. Thrilled. In fact, all … Keep reading…

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