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How to Break a Bad Habit

{How to Break a Bad Habit}

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“What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.” – Buddha

Any habit acquired that is labeled bad is called such because it is understood to detract from the quality of life we wish to live. As 2014 began, I shared three things I have resolved to do at some point throughout the year and share here on the blog.

While two of the items on my list are still in progress, one is…

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Le Week-end Petit Plaisir: No. 9

{Le Week-end Petit Plaisir: No. 9} @elephantsdeli

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As I mentioned on Friday, one thing I wait the entire year for regarding my birthday is the carrot cake that without question be my cake of choice. And so I am revamping an earlier post that was shared more than three years ago. Mainly because this recipe will knock your socks off, but also because this year my mother made this one for me, and I couldn’t help but share. In fact, there are more…

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{Appreciative and Exhilarated}

 ~the recipe for Carrot Cake with Citrus Goat Cheese frosting~ “As you grow old, you learn more.

{Appreciative and Exhilarated}

 ~the recipe for Carrot Cake with Citrus Goat Cheese frosting~ “As you grow old, you learn more.

Style Inspiration: Black & Misc.

{Style Inspiration: Black & Misc}

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The weather can’t make up its mind, and neither can I when it comes to what to wear each day I go to work. One day I’m wearing boots in frigid temps and the next a sheath as temperatures soar to the 60s. And so, today’s Style Inspiration speaks to not one particular theme. While black will always be in style, so too will be one’s ability to exhibit their own personality style no matter what the…

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Why Not … Celebrate the Oscars?

{Why Not … Celebrate the Oscars?}

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I can vividly remember when I first fell in love with the night of Oscar, aka as the Academy Awards. It was in 1996 after having watched in the old, historic theater in my small town where I grew up, The English Patient . I was enamored by the love story and the setting of Tuscany during WWII. At that time I wasn’t precisely aware of why I enjoyed what I was viewing, but needless to say I was…

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Peter Mayle’s new book, Will Ferrell makes us laugh, stripes and more! {This & That: No. 97}

  Books to enjoy and open our eyes, a dress that is calling my name, a few laughs from Will Ferrell and a simple way to stay up-to-date on the latest news of the day.

35 Things a Stylish Woman Should Have in her 30s

{35 Things a Stylish Woman Should Have in her 30s}

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“A woman, till five-and-thirty, is only looked upon as a raw girl, and can possibly make no noise in the world till about forty.” –Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) English poet, essayist, letter writer. excerpt from a letter to Lady Rich, (20 September 1716), Letters, 1767

My twenties were a whirlwind of fact-finding, exploration and recognizing insecurities, and now that I am at the mid-way…

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Le Week-end Petit Plaisir: No. 8

New on the blog … {Le Week-end Petit Plaisir: No. 8}

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“I must have flowers, always, and always.” ― Claude Monet

One of the simplest ways I have found to brighten the home without spending more than $20 or $30 is a beautiful bouquet of flowers. And while a bundle of a singular flower is divine, when flowers in general are on sale as they were during the weekend following Valentine’s Day, I wanted to take advantage.

As I have been eagerly waiting for…

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Style & Goodness

New on the blog! {Style & Goodness}

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~recipe for Roast Red Wine Chicken~

A weekend arrives and finding time to get lost in a book and my pile of March magazines is high atop my to-do list. I must admit, one of the main motivators behind living simply luxuriously is to find more time to read, dream, mosey about those places that pique my interest and tinker in the kitchen with recipes similar to the one I discovered above fromDrizz…

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