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Five Ways to Kill Houseplants

For years I was convinced I was bad at plants – just 100% black thumb. The african violets in my dorm room died a slow, painful death. None of the cuttings from my mom’s christmas cactus made it for more than a few weeks. My miniature cactus withered and died. The problem? I didn’t realize different kinds of plants need different care. Also, laziness.  Fast forward a few years. I have a good friend who’s a total plant lady. Really, check out her instagram for  ...

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The Yoga Mat to Buy (and ones you shouldn’t)

Remember earlier this year when I talked about getting serious with taking charge of my health? Well, so far it’s working! I put down the sweets (mostly) and slowly ramped up the exercise to where I’m getting some sort of workout most days. I have to say, it’s been an interesting journey – I’m a little surprised out how much my routine has evolved just over the past couple months. I started out on the elliptical a few times a week for the low impact, but  ...

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Not a New Year’s Resolution

It’s the beginning of the year, as you well know. In my opinion this is as good a time as any to reflect on my life and where it’s headed, probably because I have way less going on in the winter. The annual influx of new year’s resolutions posts proves I’m not alone. That’s not really what this is. Maybe you noticed – or maybe you didn’t – that I’ve been a little bit silent here and on social media lately. Not because I don’t enjoy  ...

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Italic Unbranded Luxury Goods: Quality > Status

Did you happen to take a peek at my Fendi By The Way since I first saw it in a San Francisco Neiman Marcus a few years ago. Last week I tried it on three separate times, at three separate Fendi boutiques. I purchased it zero times.  Part of it is practical – there are so many other things I could do with $1700, like finally put a gas stove in my kitchen. But the other part is I’ve been trying to really nail down why I want it. Is it because I want a high quality  ...

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40 Before 40 Bucket List

I’ll admit one of my guilty pleasures is clicking on all those “30 things you should do before you’re 30” articles that pop up in my facebook feed constantly. They’re fun to read, even if that particular milestone has come and gone for me. It really could turn into one of those situations where social media just makes me feel bad about myself, but I got to thinking. I’ll be turning 35 this fall, so why not be extra ambitious and make a 40 before 40  ...

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