Each December as a child I would sit down with the Toys “R” Us and Target catalogs and create my extensive wishlist. Always including much more than I anticipated receiving, and often items I knew would never happen (read: $$$), the wishlists were over-the-top, exaggerated and a bit of a guilty pleasure. I remember two things about money from my childhood: there’s … Keep reading…

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Note the adorable, festive wrapping complete with a thick pink ribbon (purse charm, perhaps? Hair bow?) and indie-esque gift tag. Also, with the wrapping of the perfume (the silver tube) I sort of thought it was candy. Thank goodness I wasn’t that tired when I opened the box! Number 4 Lumiere d’hiver Clarifying Shampoo: I’ve been curious about these clarifying, lather-less shampoos … Keep reading…

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I, like many others, find October through March to be some of the best months. Halloween, Thanksgiving, our anniversary, Christmas, Lance’s birthday, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, my birthday… It’s a holiday hullabaloo, and it’s divine! Christmas, to me, is a time to celebrate traditions, family, friends and the winter season. One way to celebrate family and tradition is … Keep reading…

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Anyone want to guess what I did this weekend? After ten semesters of college I have finally earned myself a Bachelor in Arts in Communication with a journalism focus and a certificate in creative and professional writing. Take that, college! When I finished my last exam on Thursday afternoon I sat outside of the building– which is also the building I work … Keep reading…

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