What I thought of Julep

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Back in the summer, I signed up for Julep’s free welcome box, which includes three not-so-toxic* nail polishes and a random beauty product. *Julep polish is 5-free. (In case you missed the original post, Julep is a subscription-based monthly beauty-product/nail polish service.) I promised that I’d update you once I’d had a chance to try […]

In which I try an Android and miss my iPhone miserably.

Ting droid vs iphone

I’m sure you all know by now of my love for Ting Wireless.  The $21/month bill for two iPhones is a little bit hard to beat. But joining up with Ting does take some cash up front if you want a nice smart phone.  You’re not locked into a contract with a high monthly bill, […]

So, I got some black flats.

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Remember how my cheap flats finally bit the dust? And how I was mulling over a bunch of different high-quality ballet flat options? (The comments on that post are really helpful-you guys had so many great ideas!      I actually made a Pinterest board to organize them all.) Well, a little while after I published that […]

I bought a Vitamix. Here’s what I think of it.

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Those of you with eagle eyes have seen a Vitamix show up in some of my kitchen pictures over the last year.  I haven’t posted about it, but it is true: I finally forked over the cash for one. I bought it about a year and a half ago (I used some Christmas money toward […]

Which food storage containers are the best?

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I’m kind of a container nut. I don’t know what it is, but I just really, really love containers, especially if they’re beautiful and durable. I could seriously spend waaay too much money on them. Because I’m a container fan, I’ve tried out quite a few different varieties, and so I thought it would be […]

A vintage-inspired jewelry deal for you!

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Hello, readers! I’m pleased to report that my illness has pretty much left the building…just a quiet, slightly hoarse voice remains. Which means that I am unable to summon my children if they happen to be on another level of the house. It’s inconvenient, but hey, I know my volume-producing capacities will be back soon. […]