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Red, White, & Blue: A Classic Color Combo

Betsy Ross knew a thing or two about color when she chose red, white, and blue to create the American flag because this color combination is a classic.  Im kidding! Did you know the story of Betsy Ross creating the American flag is actually just a story that is completely unsubstantiated by facts? I learned […]

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The Basket Purse

For those of you who haven’t been living under a rock, I am sure you have heard of a Birkin bag. Heralded as the epitome of chic, some of these purses can be more expensive than a new car! Named after the effortlessly glamorous Jane Birkin, the purse was created after Ms. Birkin dropped her […]

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Fresh Salsa Facial Mask

When I was a teenager, I loved clipping beauty tips out of ladies magazines and keeping them in a notebook to reference later. I tried all kinds of crazy things! Some of them worked, some of them didn’t. One of the beauty tips that did work was a tomato-based recipe for facial salsa which then […]

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A Collection Of Classic Sundresses

If I had to pick one garment to wear for the rest of my life, it would be the classic sundress. Is there anything more colorful, more feminine, more flattering and more comfortable than the sundress? I think not. With it’s bright patterns, light fabric, and cheerful shape, a sundress is classic in every way […]

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10 Ways To Have Fun On A Budget

Recently I’ve talked about some of the less than fun things about keeping a budget together like cleaning, making your own detergent, or the perils of spending too much, but today I’d like to talk about the flip side of that: having fun on a budget!  I pride myself on being a creative person and I […]

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The Rainforest of Costa Rica

This past April I visited the glamorous rainforest of Costa Rica with my family.  Normally our excursions fall into one of two categories- relaxing or educational. A “relaxing” vacation is one that is characterized by a lot of sitting around a pool or beach, eating, and sleeping. An “educational” trip is filled with museums, tours, […]

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All For The Nooky! Reading Nooks To Inspire

“Books are a uniquely portable magic”. -Steven King There is little I enjoy more than curling up with a book and reading it from cover to cover. Unfortunately my lifestyle doesn’t work very well for this any longer.  I have realized that in order to be able to read a book all the way through, […]

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DIY: How To Make Bath Bombs

Every once in a while, I get to treat myself with a long soak in the tub, uninterrupted by kids and free from any worries of the day. It doesn’t happen often so when it does, I make an event out of it with a stack of fluffy towels fresh out of the dryer, my […]

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Polka Dots

Chances are, there is something in your wardrobe with polka dots on it. I mean who can resist this effervescent pattern? According to this wonderful post about the history of polka dots, America’s love affair with the polka dot began, perhaps, in 1926, when Miss America was photographed in a polka dot swimsuit. Shortly after, […]

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I’ll Drink To That! 6 Cocktails To Welcome Spring

With the blustery cold of winter as merely a memory, it is high time to relax and enjoy the fluttery excitement that comes with spring. What better way to celebrate than to give a toast to the season with one of these spring themed libations?  In the winter I want to drink cocktails that envelope […]

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Exciting Excursions: 4 Luxury Boutique Hotels

This month’s theme is “leisure” so I thought I would let you all in on a little bit of a secret I have been keeping. I collect hotels. What I mean to say is, I spend an inordinate amount of time perusing the internet and looking at pretty pictures of elegant and eclectic hotels located […]

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3 Ways To Arrange Tulips

I consider flowers to be an essential in my household. As a matter of fact, there is rarely a time when fresh flowers aren’t featured somewhere in my home. Some flowers I consider to be exotic acquaintances but others, like the tulip, are old friends that I display quite often. Because tulips are one of […]


Audrey Fashion Inspiration For Spring

Today is Audrey Hepburn birthday! To celebrate I thought it would be glamorous to put together a collection of what I imagine Audrey would be wearing if she were still alive today. If you notice, I have added pictures of Audrey as the obvious inspiration for all of the items chosen. It is remarkable how […]


Daily Outfits: My Personal Style

Now that winter is pretty much over, I have been able to really break out and try some new outfits! I’ve been playing around with a lot of black and white, which is one of my favorite color combinations. For some reason I gravitate towards black and white or crazy colorful florals.  If you have […]

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Theme Of The Month: Leisure

The word leisure is defined as, “freedom from the demands of work or duty”.  But as a woman with a job, a family, a home, and so on, is there really any time of day when we are not working or doing our duty? Do we ever truly get leisure time? In general, men seem […]

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The Best Of: April

Here at The Glamorous Housewife, spring has definitely sprung! The days have become longer and the air smells like lilacs. My house is filled with pink, yellow, and purple tulips and I’ve brought out all my fabulous spring dresses. There’s an overwhelming feeling of excitement and for me personally, it’s been a month of celebration. […]