What I Love About The League

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I knew absolutely zero about football before I met my husband. He was a big fan of the both college football and the NFL and I quickly realized that if I wanted to hang out with this guy on the weekend that I better learn a few things about the sport. (To be fair, he took me to see plenty of chick flicks. It was a very balanced courtship.) I was a pretty quick study. One Sunday afternoon, my dad {Read More}




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First Impression: HydraFacial MD

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I have long struggled with my complexion. As a teen on a quest for perfectly clear skin, I would obsessively scrub, tone and dab creams to minimize breakouts. My twenties saw too many days without sunscreen and a lot of nights without washing my makeup off. When I was pregnant with my daughter in my early 30s, I expected to glow from within but instead battled cystic acne. Now at 40 years old, I still find myself trying to manage some {Read More}




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Too Fat for Stitch Fix?

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Last week I received my 18th Stitch Fix box. At this rate, some might consider me an optimist and others might call me a glutton for punishment. Let me back it up here. Stitch Fix is a monthly subscription service where a box of brand new clothes arrives on your doorstep. Inside is filled with pants, shorts or dresses, blouses and knit tops, sweaters or outerwear, and accessories. Their stylists put together your monthly Fix based on a profile created {Read More}




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Top Shelf Faves from Beauty Boxes

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Megan and I record at least one beauty unboxing video a month. For me, many of the products quickly get pushed to the back of a drawer or buried at the bottom of my makeup bag. I love this idea to donate unopened beauty products and samples to women in need, but I open and try most of the items that come in the beauty boxes. So, sadly, they end up in the trash when I decide I’ve had enough of the clutter. {Read More}




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Project Mc2 #SmartIsTheNewCool

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My daughter likes many things but has a real interest in science. I admire her curiosity for the subject and try to encourage her to explore her passions (remind me I said that when I’m helping with her science project over the holiday break!). When I saw Netflix was releasing a live action miniseries called Project Mc2 I knew it would be right up her alley. Project Mc2 is about four teenage girls who are recruited into a spy program called NOV8. {Read More}




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Mt. Hood Roasted Tomatoes

Two summers ago we visited Mt. Hood, Oregon and I'm still dreaming about this roasted tomato jam. See the recipe!

Earlier this month we were in Oregon visiting family. It has become one of my favorite places to visit and we try to go at least once a year. There is so much to see and do. This year we stayed on the coast for a few days followed by a few more days right outside of Portland. I’ll share more in the coming weeks. Megan just so happened to be in Oregon the same time we were so naturally {Read More}




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Did You See the Bacon Soda Taste Test Video?

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Happy Monday! In case you missed it, last week over on Long Story Short with Megan and Wendy, we published a solid week of taste test videos plus a bloopers reel. We have no idea how one random taste test video morphed into a week-long series. Honestly, we flip back and forth about continuing to make these kinds of videos but then we get emails and tweets from viewers who beg us to try the new limited edition whatever. And {Read More}




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Top 5 Favorite YouTube Channels

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If you would have asked me two years ago what I watched on YouTube I would have told you that I didn’t watch YouTube at all. Why would I want to watch cute cat videos or kids playing video games? It wasn’t until I wrote this post about makeup that I learned about haul videos and beauty tutorials. Megan and I just published our 100th video last week over on Long Story Short and we love what we do. We have {Read More}




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I Went to VidCon and All I Got Was A Lousy T-Shirt

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Megan and I attended VidCon 2015 last week in Anaheim, CA. It was a no-brainer that we should go since the conference exists for YouTube creators and fans. Plus, we are local so we could both attend without committing to major travel. But, I went to VidCon and all I got was a t-shirt. It pains me to write that I didn’t really enjoy the conference because there were definitely moments of fun and laughter and making new friends. But, our intent {Read More}




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Tig Notaro Documentary on Netflix

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I had stumbled across a fantastic documentary just days after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was like divine intervention. Something had willed me to sit on my couch that morning and mindlessly scroll deep into the channel guide. The documentary followed a young woman through surgery and treatment and it totally and completely altered my perception of what I had anticipated for myself. I was and am still so thankful for that documentary because it left me hopeful. I {Read More}




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