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    A Weekend in Toronto

    I’m back at work today – I wish I had another day off! This week is busy for me though. We still have testing at school and tomorrow night is prom, which I’m a chaperone for again. Friday, I have a hair appointment and this weekend I’ve got a wedding to go to and a photoshoot! So much to do, so little time! As promised I’m writing about how I spent my weekend in Toronto this past weekend. I’ve been to Toronto many times in my life because I have some family there, however I haven’t done any real sightseeing there in years. The past few times I’ve gone have…

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    Pest Away! Protecting Your Home From Critter Invaders

    There is no denying it, our homes are not completely safe from unwanted guests. This isn’t about someone knocking on your door when you least expect it, these are the guests that you don’t see or are aware of until you are overrun. Critters and pests can make their presence known. They can enter your home, damage it sometimes, and cause chaos. So how do you avoid this from happening in the first place? Here are some suggesting to help you keep those critter invaders at bay. Image source   A clean and tidy home Take a long hard look at your home. Often we may not be as clean…

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    Seven Fun Ways To Make Your House A Smart Home

    Everything that we do in this day and age is gearing towards going digital. We go for automatic everything: cars, banking, home temperatures – even toothbrushes! It’s a digital age and around the world, innovation is taking place so that we eventually move over from manually doing things to allowing machines to do it for us. Not for everything, of course, because we still need that human interaction that allows us to feel connected. However, if you head to your bank, your supermarket and even your pharmacy, you can use machines to help you to complete transactions and never speak to another person while you do it. You can stream…

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    Love is the Foundation Brush

    If you are in to beauty, you may have heard many times before that one of the most important things is that you’re using good quality tools/brushes. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they need to be expensive, but good makeup brushes are a good investment. You can wear drugstore makeup and if you have good quality brushes you can still look flawless. Likewise, you can splurge on high-end makeup and if your brushes are lousy, your makeup may not look so great. Once in a while, I like to buy new brushes even though mine are still in good shape. I wash them regularly using my Sigma glove and baby…

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    Book Review: Donald and the Golden Crayon

    Did you ever read the popular kids book Harold and the Purple Crayon?  It’s from 1955 but it’s a classic and still very popular today I hear. Anyway, in that short children’s story Harold has a purple crayon that he uses to draw amazing things with his imagination. Well, I was recently sent a parody story called Donald and the Golden Crayon and it is hilarious! If you know me personally (or you follow my Twitter) then you know I’m pretty vocal about my political beliefs. I very rarely have talked about it on here and on Instagram but it does come up occasionally. Today is one of those days. This book is…

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    New Home Tips

    If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you know I recently became a homeowner. I’m loving my place but there are definitely a few things that I want to change and there are also a few things that I wish the former owners had told me. It’s a bit annoying, but there’s nothing I can do about it now except take care of what needs taking care of. However, if you are renting instead of buying then you have a lot more options than I do in terms of holding others accountable for things that need to get done in your place. For me as a townhouse…

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    Getting Ready for Fall

    Fall has quickly become my favorite season in the past few years. I don’t know why considering I associate fall with summer vacation being over and having to go back to work. However, there’s just something about fall that I love. The crisp, cool air. Apple cider donuts. Breaking out the cozy sweaters. Oh and ushering in the holiday season, of course. Since I’m in a new space (my townhouse), I picked up a few fall decor things. I didn’t want to go overboard with decorating, plus I don’t have the money to! So it was just a few things. First, I got this super cute leaf candle holder from…

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    Green Front Tie Dress

    I finally watched To All The Boys I Loved Before last night and it was as good as everyone says! I really loved it and I even teared up. Have you seen it yet? So if you watch my Instagram Stories then you’ve probably heard me mention a green dress a few times this past week. I took some photos with it on two weekends ago and I was going to wear it to work until I found out we could wear jeans for our 2 weeks of professional development. I’ve decided to wear it on the first day of school this Tuesday with a cardigan and flats or my beloved…

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    Taylor Swift Concert Prep

    As you can tell from the title of my blog post, I’m getting ready for the Taylor Swift concert this weekend! A fan of her music for years, I’m finally going to a show of hers this weekend. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things over the years by people who have gone to her shows. I always hear that her concerts are nothing short of spectacular and super memorable so I’m really excited! In preparation for the concert, my friend sent me a Spotify playlist of songs that are supposedly part of her set list. But, for this post I’m sharing some of my favorite songs of hers which she…

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    Floral Velvet Tee

    Today’s my last day of work for the school year! Hopefully the day isn’t too crazy. So for today’s blog post I’m sharing a short sleeve tee that features two things I absolutely love – florals and velvet. The colors in the florals are so so pretty. I love the color combo and on the velvet it just looks so luxe and beautiful. I wore the tee with mauve-y pink pants and block heel slides. Top: LOFT | Pants: LC Lauren Conrad via Kohl’s | Shoes: Simply Vera via Kohl’s | Watch: Oliva Burton The top was a little long and boxy so I tucked one end into the belt…