Spring Clean Your Beauty Routine #SmartBeauty

spring clean beauty

Despite the freezing temperatures this morning, spring has indeed sprung, and it is time to update your skincare and makeup for spring!

In the wintertime we tend to need heavier products, but when warm weather approaches, you might find that your current skincare products are too rich. If your face is starting to feel greasy around mid-day or you notice clogged pores, you probably need to look for a lighter moisturizer.

Springtime is also a great time to take inventory of your skin and look into any spa procedures that might be overdue. I, for one, am positively giddy about the spring facial I’ve scheduled for next week. I need it desperately.

Here’s a list of Spring Cleaning Tasks for your skincare and beauty cabinet… 

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I’m Going to Be a Mom #LifeIsaSpecialOccasion


Motherhood was always something I planned on. I took for granted that I would be a mom one day. It was just something I knew I was destined to be. Knowing women who have suffered through infertility, I realize how fortunate I am that I was able to fulfill that dream so effortlessly. In my… 

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Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

non candy easter basket fillers

Every year at about this time, I start panicking about what to put in my kids’ Easter baskets. I’ve shared before that growing up, my parents didn’t do Easter baskets, but it was a tradition that I easily adopted when we had our own kids. It’s definitely not the focus of our celebration, but it’s a… 

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Budget for Home Repairs with Total Protect


We live in a neighborhood of homes that are all about 10 years old. Do you know what happens when a home becomes 10 years old? Everything starts to go. At once. Home ownership definitely has its perks. I love being able to make whatever changes I want to my house without having to consult… 

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Real Food Recipe Roundup Week 1


Welcome to the first Real Food Recipe Roundup, a collaboration between Musings of a Housewife and Sassy Moms in the City! If you’re looking for my gluten-free meal plan and recipe roundup, don’t run away!!! I have expanded the link-up to include all recipes made from real whole foods, not just gluten-free. And I’m super… 

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It’s Ultimate Party Time! #UBP14

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Seven years ago, I participated in the very first ever Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom and met some dear bloggers who are still friends to this day. Now the Ultimate Blog Party is in its 8th year!!! It has evolved into a huge week-long, blog-hopping, commenting and tweeting extravaganza to meet others, grow your networks, have fun… 

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How to Find Your Bra Size #PerfectFit


Last summer I wrote what turned out to be a very popular post on the importance of proper undergarments. It was so well received that I decided that it’s time for another reminder. In this post, we’re going to focus on one specific undergarment: your bra. Sorry, men, but you may want to take a… 

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Tria Age Defying Laser Review, Month #1


What is it about turning 40 that suddenly makes you feel like you skipped a decade and landed in the old folks home? I swear, it’s like someone flipped a switch and I’ve suddenly got age spots, wrinkles and bags under my eyes. I exercise, I get plenty of sleep and I eat fairly well…… 

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Gluten-Free Blueberry Breakfast Cake


This was one of the first recipes I attempted to adapt to gluten-free when I started working on my cookbook. I was frantically throwing this together before a church planning meeting one Saturday morning. I didn’t even have time to taste test it before I threw it in the car and drove to my destination…. 

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Get My Updates In Your Facebook Newsfeed


If you don’t work in the social media sphere, you may be unaware of all the controversy surrounding Facebook — particularly concerning the business pages.

You may think that everyone you follow on Facebook and every page you “like” will automatically all show up in your newsfeed.

Fashion Over 40 | Daily Mom Style 04.02.14


I feel like this post could be about three separate posts. In fact, it probably should be. I never know if it’s better to create several smaller posts or one huge one when I’m experimenting with new outfits. But I definitely have A LOT to share this week! NEW Boyfriend Jeans I already posted on… 

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DIY Ikat Easter Eggs {Guest Post}


No, it’s not an April Fool’s Day joke, I really am posting a craft today! I’m actually swapping blogs with my friend Kristin from Bon Bon Rose Girls. I’ll be over on her site today sharing my new Strawberry Donuts recipe, and she is sharing a fun springtime craft — DIY Ikat Easter Eggs! Please… 

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I think I found my new spring uniform.

boyfriend jeans

Last year I would have told you that boyfriend jeans weren’t on my radar. I even wrote a post, How to Wear Boyfriend Jeans, and said that I didn’t think I could pull them off. But the more I see my fashionable blogger friends sporting the boyfriends, the more I think that maybe, JUST MAYBE… 

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Cottage Cheese Spinach Dip #DaisyDifference


The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Daisy Cottage Cheese. Spinach dip is one of my favorite party snacks, but I haven’t enjoyed it in YEARS because it uses those nasty chemical-laden packets of ranch-flavored salad dressing mix. Who KNOWS what’s in those packets? For some reason, it never occurred to… 

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Weekly Menu Plan 03.30.14 #REALFOODRECIPIES


I’m really excited to announce that this is the LAST WEEK of the Gluten-Free Weekly Meal Plan and Recipe Roundup. Starting next week, I’ll be partnering with Alison from Sassy Moms in the City and we are expanding the link up to include all recipes based on real, whole foods. Alison and I will be alternating… 

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