Archive for the Beauty Category


A little something on the side

Well, that title sounds a little more provocative than I intended. I guess that’s what happens when I write late at night. For years, my husband has teased me about my inability to sit still. I multitask ALL the time. When we’re watching TV, I’m reading a magazine, making a grocery list and folding laundry at […]

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Friday Five: Save time and money – and get organized!

The “Friday Five” series shows five things that could help save you time or money – or help you get more organized. 1. Annual passes for local museums and attractions My kids are lucky, living so close to fun attractions like the San Diego Zoo, Legoland and Sea World. When I was growing up outside […]

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Friday Five: Save time and money – and get organized!

The “Friday Five” series shows five things that could help save you time or money – or help you get more organized. 1. Store-bought valentines I have fond memories of tearing through my valentines as a kid. Back in the day when you could just give valentines to kids you like and didn’t have to […]

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Friday Five: Save time and money – and get organized!

The “Friday Five” series shows five things that could help save you time or money – or help you get more organized. 1. Living Proof Full Shampoo/Conditioner I have written before about my struggles styling my hair. It’s fine, I’m impatient, so it’s usually not pretty. It looks better when I curl it, but unless […]

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Friday Five: save time and money

The “Friday Five” series shows five items that could save you time or money. I hope you enjoy this week’s list!  1. CVS Spray Sunscreen Since it’s the first day of summer an easy, inexpensive sunscreen had to be at the top of my list. I like the CVS spray for quick trips to the […]

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A summer bob hair cut for a princess

Poor Avery inherited my hair. It’s blonde and fine, which means it tangles easily and looks stringy more often than not. I’ve been wanting to cut it into a bob, and for months, she resisted. “Princesses have long hair, Mommy,” she would tell me. Something changed when we met a sweet three-year-old named Abby at the […]

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Friday Five: save time and money

The “Friday Five” series shows five items that could save you time or money. I hope you enjoy this week’s list! 1. Garage trash can Before I had kids, my mom friends warned me that my car would be a disaster. I vowed not to let it happen, and so far, I’ve succeeded.  I think […]

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Friday Five: save time and money

The “Friday Five” series shows five items that could save you time or money. I hope you enjoy this week’s list! 1. Great Clips iPhone App I know women are picky about hair stylists, and I totally understand. But for most men, including my husband, just about anyone can cut their hair. We have a […]

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Friday Five: save time and money

Starting today, each Friday I will post a “Friday Five,” showing five items I’ve purchased that could possibly help save you time or money. The Friday Five could include household items, beauty products, clothing or just about anything else. This is my list for the week, I hope you enjoy! 1. Jergens Natural Glow Daily […]

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Looking polished for weeks with a gel manicure

I realize that I’ve been writing a lot of beauty-related posts lately, but I’m trying to find products and services that make me look presentable, without spending a lot of time or money. Today’s service: gel (or shellac) nail polish. Before I had kids, my nails always looked perfect. Unlike my hair, my nails are strong […]

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