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    Ulta Holiday Haul

    Long overdue, but I’m finally sitting down to share some of the items I bought at Ulta during my Christmas break. My parents are gems for giving me a gift card (they know me too well).   I was able to find some things on my wish list and other things. Let’s check it out.

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    Thoughts

    It’s More Than A Quote

    Today, as we celebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life, work, and legacy, I wanted to feature a quote that some may not see as we peruse our facebooks, twitters, and instagrams.

    “The time is always right to do what is right.”

    Simple and profound! Let’s think about what this means…

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    DC Life, Holidays

    Holiday Brunch!

    I’ve always enjoyed hosting parties and organizing social events. There’s nothing better than getting everyone together for a good time. I wanted to do something a little different than the party I hosted last Christmas. After a few revisions, I came up with an idea. Brunch! Who can say no to that?  My friends and I love a good brunch during the weekend.

    On Sunday, I had the pleasure of hosting a brunch at City Perch Kitchen & Bar in Pike & Rose.  If you recall, I visited for the first time a few months ago.  The experience was so memorable, I decided to return.

    When everyone is busy with work and family, it’s hard sometimes to coordinate schedules, but thankfully, it all worked out. Lots of laughs and good conversation. It was great because it was a reunion of sorts. Catching up on what’s been happening in our lives this year, being silly. We were even singing – with harmonies too!

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    Holidays

    Fall Decorations and More

    During Fall and Thanksgiving time, do you decorate?  As a child, do you remember the table settings and decorations at your relatives’ house? Did you follow suit once you had your own place? Finding ways to bring the warm and rich colors of the season into your living space can be a challenge, but still rewarding.

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    5 Ways To De-Stress: Holiday Edition

    It’s about that time, everyone… A week until we celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, and other festive activities! Are you ready? Excited? Overwhelmed?

    We go through so many emotions between Thanksgiving and the New Year.  The holidays can bring the best and worst in all of us. For most, it’s a great time to celebrate, reminisce, and get closer to others. But sometimes, we can dread this season.  The desire to stay hopeful is there but we can get easily drained by all the things we have to do.

    A question that we all ask ourselves: How can we stay calm during the holidays? Read more

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