BEAUTY & FASHION

  • How to Rock your Pre-pregnancy Jeans

    February 26, 2015

    I am 13 weeks pregnant and adamant on 1) not buying maternity clothes until I absolutely have to, and 2) not struggling to find something to wear.  Today, I tried on all my jean

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  • How to not Hoard Mementos

    February 17, 2015

    I prefer to limit the amount mementos in our home, and like the idea of keeping one box each with the things that mean the most.

    I know that Ben does not understand or share my feelings, but I think that for the most part, sentimental objects become cumbersome as we grow older, and irrelevant when stored away in boxes where they never see the light of day. My thoughts are, how often are you really going to be looking at old things from your school days? In all the years that you have not been living at home you don’t seem to have missed these items, so why hang on to all of it now?

    I completely understand that it is the feelings and memories that these objects evoke when we look at them that makes them precious. However, I think the feelings and memories are more precious than the objects, since the feelings and memories would still be there if the objects were never saved, and long after the objects are gone.

    I am not suggesting that everything should get tossed out, or that Ben should never bring objects from his childhood home, but feel that certain objects, can be scanned, or photographed and perpetually displayed instead of being collected, stored in a box in the basement, and rarely seen.

    That said, instead of putting my wedding items away in a box, I chose to display them in fame. I glued the bow from my shoes (I was never going to wear them again) and my something blue (blue broaches clipped to my shoes) to the frame (purchased at HomeGoods). Then, placed a swatch from the table cloth, a piece of my husbands tie, and the Table 1 place card in the frame.

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  • My Kraft Paper Christmas

    February 1, 2015

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  • The Most Effective Way to Prevent Fabric Pilling

    January 28, 2015

    Kinda like how you’re taught that abstinence is the only form of birth control that is 100% effective in preventing pregnancy, avoiding synthetic fibers and fiber blends (especially blends of natural and synthetic fibers) is really the only way to prevent pilling.

    But, if you’re like me, once in a while
    you’ll stumble across a have-to-have, and find yourself succumbing to synthetic fabrics’ temptation. When you succumb, make sure you have your plan B. Mine, the Evercare Small Fabric Shaver–one-step pill control!

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  • Top X Things You Forgot to Clean

    January 28, 2015

    Upholstered Furniture – we change our sheets regularly due to body oils, dead skin and dust. Our bodies are sprawled across of couches, armchair is etc. just as much as and a result deserve some cleaning attention.

    Air vents and grates – Just look up, and you’ll see what I mean.

    Cabinets and drawers: tops of cabinets doors and the slider on your drawers

    Light fixtures including recessed and pocket lights, pendant lighting and lamp shades

    Curtain panels

    Top of fridge

    Handles, knobs and light switches: food covered hands, makeup stains fingers,

    Products of choice:
    Wet Dusting: Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Liquid Soap for thorough cleaning

    Vacuum Dusting: Dyson Digital Slim for a quick clean/touch up

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