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best of 20150

2015, i hardly knew you. that picture of baby lou kicking her feet while i live-tweeted the golden globes red carpet in january seems like just yesterday and yet, also a lifetime ago as her wild-toddler-woman ways slowly drive me … Continue reading

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sending holiday cheer0

i love checking the mailbox this time of year. we get flooded with holiday greetings from friends and loved ones, featuring adorable family photos – each one more beautiful than the next. i hang them all up on our sliding … Continue reading

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on motherhood0

most of you know that i had my first baby last year. she is such a joy – and motherhood has shaped me and challenged me in ways that i could never imagine. when my friend caitlin asked if she … Continue reading

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avon beauty for a purpose kiss and tell0

over the years, the avon brand has become like family. they have been such fierce supporters of me and this blog – i would be nowhere without them. i get asked a lot what it is about avon and mark. … Continue reading

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closing out a banner year3

with two days left in 2014 i’m compelled to take a grateful look back on what has truly been a banner year – for me and for the blog. first and foremost, i welcomed my daughter in august after nearly … Continue reading

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little bitty pretty one19

our tiny beauty arrived on friday night! please meet louisa jay ramos (“lou”) and excuse me while i take some time to drink her in. thank you for all of the love and well wishes throughout my pregnancy – we will … Continue reading

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summer shakeup4

there is no question that preparing for my first baby has really shaken up my summer. it’s evident everywhere i look – from less frequent blog posts to the products that are taking over my test lab (yes, that’s nipple … Continue reading

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#glossarie5 + giveaway11

i had the most fun celebrating five years of gloss with family, friends, readers, and bluemercury fans on saturday. the night was a whirlwind, but the sample bar was definitely the main attraction. my favorite ladies scooped up samples and … Continue reading

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five years15

i always say that i would write this blog even if no one ever came to read it, because that’s how much i love these products and that’s how badly i want to share them – but you do come! … Continue reading

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the product that started it all12

  as i near this here blog’s five year anniversary next month, i find myself reflecting on the crazy amazing ride that it has sent me on – and one that i am not ready to get off of anytime … Continue reading

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