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this is not “goodbye”. it’s “see you later”!

i am not closing my blog.  BUT, i need to take a break.  teaching full-time plus grad school has been difficult to manage at times.  i am set to finish grad school in may 2019.  it has been a lot of work so far, and i know that it will get more hectic as may… Continue reading this is not “goodbye”. it’s “see you later”!

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1•13 | high five for friday!

…one…   yes, you’re in the right place…  my blog got a facelift!  each year in january, i redesign it.  this is my favorite one yet! ….two…   president obama said his goodbyes this week.  and i was crying.  then he gave vice prez joe the presidential metal of freedom.  and when joe cries, everyone… Continue reading 1•13 | high five for friday!

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1•6 | high five for friday!

…one…   happy new year!!  hopefully this one is better than the last one.  🙂 ….two…   i started whole 30 this week.  i’m doing it to reset myself and see if i can figure out if there’s anything i’m eating that is triggering my migraines.  i wasn’t sure what to expect, but it’s not as… Continue reading 1•6 | high five for friday!

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2•5 | high five for friday!

…one…   this week was all around craptastic.  this below pic represents me on wednesday.  🙂  by thursday, i knew it was looking up though! ….two…   i turned in my first grad school paper this past week.  i was kind of nervous because i’ve been out of school for a long time (read: rusty).… Continue reading 2•5 | high five for friday!

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january 2016 favorites.

{favorite beauty items}     amika bombshell blowout spray – game. changer.  my fine hair needs protection and texture.  this provides both.  i got it in my january birchbox, but found it for a little bit cheaper on amazon with free shipping because prime rocks. mac mineralize skin finish pressed powder – i was using… Continue reading january 2016 favorites.

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1•29 | high five for friday!

…one…   this is my 500th post, and i’m beyond excited to be featured as the H54F featured blogger this week!  how exciting!  i’ve been participating for several years now, and i still love sharing my week and getting a peek at how other people spent theirs.  during good weeks, it is a simple celebration.  and… Continue reading 1•29 | high five for friday!

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1•8 | high five for friday!

…one…   this week, i’ve really been focusing on resetting and establishing new goals and new plans.  as i anticipated the new year at the end of december, i thought that it would be painful and difficult.  but i’ve been pleasantly surprised.  it feels natural, like i’m picking up where i left off…with some extra… Continue reading 1•8 | high five for friday!

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december 2015 favorites.

{favorite beauty items}   too faced hangover replenishing primer – i need a little more moisture in the winter and so i switched my primer.  i love this primer!  it’s so great.  it’s still light, but provides a little extra moisture after my moisturizer. laura mercier translucent setting powder – it’s finely milled and feels… Continue reading december 2015 favorites.

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fall 2015 favorites.

{favorite beauty items}   jergen’s wet skin moisturizer – winter life-changer!  you put it on in the shower before you dry off completely.  it’s great! fiber masks! despite my expression, i love ’em!  they’re just kind of weird.   neutrogena rapid wrinkle repair serum – i use it every other night because my skin is… Continue reading fall 2015 favorites.

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august 2015 favorites.

{favorite beauty items}   tarte showstopper palette – so beautiful!  it has a highlighter, bronzer, blush, and 6 eyeshadows.  it’s all i’ve been using lately because the colors are so perfect and it’s extra easy to have everything in one place. morphe M438 foundation brush -where has this brush been all my life!! wow! this… Continue reading august 2015 favorites.

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july 2015 favorites.

{favorite beauty items}   loreal true match lumi liquid glow skin illuminator in golden – this is advertised as a primer, but i like to just add it to my foundation or bb cream. benefit hoola bronzer – i had thought about buying this bronzer for a long time.  it really is the perfect bronzer… Continue reading july 2015 favorites.

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june 2015 favorites.

{favorite beauty items}   neutrogena healthy skin enhancer spf 20 – this is a great bb cream.  my skin likes it in the summer because it evens out my skin tone but is still very light. hot mama blush from the balm – it has just enough coral color for the summer with a fine… Continue reading june 2015 favorites.

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may 2015 favorites.

{favorite beauty items}   china glaze nail polish in below deck – it’s a purply-brown color, which sounds gross.  but it’s actually one of my favorite colors i’ve ever put on! maybelline baby lips dr rescue lip balm in coral crave – it’s a great lip balm with just the right amount of tint. {favorite books}… Continue reading may 2015 favorites.

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april 2015 favorites.

{favorite beauty items}   i get oily in the spring/summer time.  these are my fave products that last forever and give you “that glow”.  loreal infallible foundation – i’m a little bit late to this train, but holy crap!  this foundation is amazing.  it’s medium coverage, but it is not heavy.  it makes my skin… Continue reading april 2015 favorites.

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march 2015 favorites.

{favorite beauty items}   burts bees lip balm in coconut and pear – i like the scent over the other new scents. jergens BB hand perfecting cream (what drew me to it was that it has SPF!) garnier moisture rescue refresh gel cream – it’s getting warmer and this gel absorbs quickly and is very light… Continue reading march 2015 favorites.