…simple sugars.

Simple Sugars

Being a New England girl, when the winter weather comes around I am all about every possible product to keep my skin from drying up. Between the frigid temperatures and blistering wind, what’s a girl to do? Well I just ordered some sugar scrubs from Simple Sugars and I am completely smitten!

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…peppermint fudge.

Chocolate. Every girl’s best friend. Or at least mine anyways. I proudly try to incorporate chocolate into my diet at least once a day – mostly by adding a handful of cacao nibs to my breakfast. But this recipe is the really really good stuff. The thick, rich, deliciously wonderful chocolate you only find in the consistency of fudge. Peppermint fudge to be specific. This recipe is simple and quick, requiring only enough patience to allow the fudge to set (and I don’t have much of that so I like to lick the spatula instead).

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…setting the table.

The holiday season is finally upon us! And with that said, many of you are probably in the midst of planning your holiday get togethers with family and friends over the next few weeks. Setting the table for these occasions can sometimes seem a little troubling, especially when you want to have the perfect place settings for your guests and are not sure where to start. Say no more! Let’s get started..

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…a staycation.

staycation

Never had I ever taken time off from work without a plan. I’m not the kind of girl that likes to lounge around in my pajamas all day watching TV and eating chocolate. I like to work – I like to be active and constantly on the move because I get easily bored when I’m just staring at four walls. So the idea of taking PTO just because..well that was basically unheard of in my book.

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…brussels sprouts salad.

The smell of roasted turkey is in the air! With Thanksgiving coming in less than a week, the scramble of what to make on the side will soon be upon us. First of all, I am a mashed potatoes girl, through and through. Put a plate of turkey meat with a heaping side main dish of fluffy, buttery mashed potatoes in front of me and you can be sure that I will polish it off. I am, and always will be a member of the clean plate club when it comes to mashed potatoes.

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…joining JustFab.

Life is short, buy the shoes. This is usually, mostly, ALWAYS my motto. My roommates and my shoe racks will tell you that I have more shoes than I know what to do with. And yet, I will never have enough. I love shoes.

shoes

I recently discovered JustFab, a website filled with endless shoes that all cost about $39.95. $39.95, what a bargain! But what’s the catch? Well here’s how it works..

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…pickles.

In honor of last Friday being National Pickle Day I figured I would share my pickle love story. Now, I know what you’re thinking..pickles? REALLY? Yes, up until last year I had profoundly sworn off these delicious, crunchy, snacks. But WHY? I’ve got no real explanation on this one. Maybe I just thought that cucumbers are so wonderful as is – why change them??

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…to make apple roasted chicken.

Happy #foodiefriday! I was recently in the mood for a seasonal dinner but couldn’t seem to think of what to make. In true here’s to trying… form, I took to Pinterest for some foodspiration. I settled on an apple cider marinated chicken for the bulk of the meal since I had a plethora of apples to use and wasn’t in the mood to make a pie (WHAT? Should have made the pie for dessert..). This is a fairly easy recipe that mostly requires a lot of patience above any actual cooking ability.

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…to diy a face scrub.

diy face scrubCreating your own face scrub at home can seem like a daunting task when you have no idea where to start or what ingredients you need. Luckily, most of the necessary ingredients are probably sitting in your pantry just waiting to be mixed together. The recipe I am going to provide is my favorite version that I’ve come up with after trying this a few times but you can certainly add in anything else that you like!

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…moving out.

3227_Editv2My plan was never to move to Stamford. I grew up in a small town we fondly refer to as “the farm.” There were 2 stoplights, 1 school that encompassed 3 towns worth of kids, and no Starbucks in sight.

I went to an in-state school about 40 minutes from home so I was always pretty close by. After graduating from college I struggled to find my first “real” job. I was substitute teaching at my old middle and high schools just so that I was doing something and was constantly applying to jobs. After a year and a half of searching, I finally received an offer to start a new job…in Stamford.

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