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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyBeachBlonde #CollectiveBias There isn’t much better than a day at the beach but when you leave, your hair is a beachy mess from the salt and sand.  Yes, I love the beachy wave

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Los Angelestravel

A few weeks ago my daughter and I set off for Newport Beach, California to Newport Landing Whale Watching.  Originally, we were supposed to meet her Girl Scout troop but more than half the troop found themselves with the flu the week before and canceled.  I decided Savannah and I

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Quaker Oats for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m not sure where the first half of the year went to, but it’s June already! For us desert-dwellers, June means really high temperatures and lots of time spent in

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health and nutritionrecipes

I’m one of those people who doesn’t like to eat early in the morning.  My husband wakes up and his first thought is – what’s for breakfast?  I need like 5 hours or more before I even want to think about eating.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the

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We created our DIY pool tennis game and had fun in the sun with Banana Boat as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #BestSummerEver” Here in Palm Springs, life doesn’t exist without a pool.  We’ve had a pretty mild spring, which was nice but the heat is coming in. 

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hair caretween

When my daughter, Savannah, was 2ish, her curls started to form and I was thrilled.  She has enviable ringlets that receive compliments daily, but even still, at 8 she often wishes her hair was straight.  A recent survey found only 4 in 10 little girls with curly hair think their

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Brita, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BritaOnTheGo Gearing up for summer is a big deal here in Palm Springs.  Summer is considered off-season for us as it will inevitably reach

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I used JOHNSON’S® for my little one and for myself as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #johnsonspartners #SoMuchMore My son will be 28 months soon and still says very few words.  It is beyond frustrating for both sides, toddler and parent, but I have been assured everything is

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This DIY snow cone station and cactus kids craft post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhereFunBegins #CollectiveBias Here in Palm Springs it already feels like summer.  Last week it popped up into the triple digits, which was a bittersweet moment

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I’m sharing how I battle mystery toddler stains on my nice things as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #ZepSocialstars I poured spot remover on my dog.  Now he’s gone.  Stephen Wright. When one becomes a parent, nothing is much more important than your stain removal skills, which you

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strawberry jalapeno margarita

This Sweet’N Low Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita recipe is part of a sponsored post for SocialStars #SweetNLowStars Summer is at full throttle… literally throttling me with intense heat here in the desert, which is keeping me by and in the pool, refreshing beverage in hand.  Summer always makes me crave tequila,

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturalGoodness #CollectiveBias I have always loved being in nature and bringing it indoors.  When we moved to the desert, it was kind of tough for me in that aspect.  I tried and tried

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