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My new skin care routine

This winter I turned 40. 40!  I remember when that age used to seem so old to me, and yet here I am, 40 and loving it.

And while not much has changed since I turned 40 (besides the fact that I can’t seem to remember anything), I’m definitely a little more conscious these days about the way I take care of myself, especially my skin.  I’ve noticed that I have to put in a little more time and effort to keep my skin looking good!  It’s not quite as easy as it once was ;).  So I’ve put together a new skincare routine that not only works but is also one that I can feel good about.  One that is safe, clean, and can be done right in my own home.

I know there is a world of options out there filled with treatments, creams, and procedures (like Botox and fillers) that can keep all of us looking like were 20.  And while I don’t have ANYTHING against those options, they just don’t feel quite right for me (at least not for today).  For now, I’m focusing my time and effort on simple, affordable, and clean skincare that I can do right in my own home. 

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My new summer intentions

A few nights ago I had the pleasure of listening to a group of incredibly talented and inspirational women speak on a panel. They were all mothers, entrepreneurs, and women who are juggling a million things but still going after their dreams.  Full speed ahead. There were so many great nuggets of inspiration I took

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Loving my body, exactly as it is

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to feel truly comfortable in your skin?  If you loved your body, exactly as it is.    A few days ago, I was out for a walk with Frankie.  The day had started off foggy and cool.  I was dressed as if it were January

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Mediterranean hummus platter

This was one of the first weekends, in a long time, that our little family didn’t have anything scheduled. No ballet recitals. No first communions. A wide open weekend. But of course, you know what that means for me; what once was a “free” weekend ends up instead becoming a few days where I cram

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Being enough

Last night, JonPaul and I were out on a date in New York, when he casually asked me what at first I thought was a simple question; “What do you want?”.  And then he probed a little further, “what do you want with your life?”  I don’t know.  I want what everyone wants.  I want

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My experience with CBD oil

I think for about as far back as I can remember, I’ve had anxiety. I don’t know that I ever really knew what it was, or what to call it, but I can remember being a young woman and having this strong sense of being “overwhelmed”. I always wanted things to be “perfect”, and I’d

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Choosing the right white paint

Choosing the right “white” paint for your space can be harder than one might think.  There are so many nuances that come with white paint.   When we were moving into our new home, I knew that I wanted to paint every square inch of our house. I wanted to be intentional with the color palette,

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Za’atar roasted carrots with a carrot top pesto

I’ll be honest, I’m not really a roasted carrot person. In a salad, sure. But as a side dish on its own, not so much. I feel like they’re pretty boring. So when I started playing around with this recipe, I’m not going to lie, I didn’t have the highest of hopes. Which is why

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