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My list of books I want to read keeps getting longer and longer! There are just so many books that have peeked my interest. I am hoping with a little more down time now that summer is over I...
I am sad to say it, but summer is over. I love summer for a million reasons but one of them is I feel like getting ready in the summer is easier. I rarely bother blow drying my hair...
I’ve been sharing some developments on the home front in my Instagram stories lately. If you follow my stories this might not come as a surprise to you because I often share projects and specific design elements from my...
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