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Citrus For Summer

There is something about summer that makes me want to go on picnics and drink lemonade on my front porch.  Cliche? Yes, but who cares?  Because summer is full of bright colors and flavors, why not reflect this sentiment in your clothing? Here is a collection of citrus inspired clothing for you be inspired by […]

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Cool Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Here is a Glamorous Housewife public service announcement: Father’s Day is coming!  As a matter of fact, you still have enough time to pick one of these twelve awesome gift ideas for your husband and get it delivered before Sunday, June 21st! I know I always wait until the last minute and then have to […]

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The 10 Item Wardrobe

By Jennifer L. Scott Our closets are filled to the brim with clothes. Clothes we like. Clothes we don’t like. Clothes we often wear. Clothes we never wear. We acquired these clothes for various reasons. They were on sale. We thought we’d look good in them. They were a gift. We can’t get rid of […]

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Marilyn Monroe: Classic Fashion Icon

Though I have always appreciated Marilyn Monroe for her glamour, I can’t say that she has been much of an influence on my style. I guess I don’t identify with her “sex kitten” persona. I am more of a “funny and cute” kind of girl. But as I have gotten older, I must say I […]

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Theme Of The Month: Simplicity

There is an old story about a frog who was put into a pot of water on the stove. He swam around happily and was too busy being a frog to notice the water was slowly getting hotter and hotter. The change was so gradual, that it never occurred to him to hop out of […]

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6 More Ideas For Budgeting Fun

  In keeping with the idea of helping you all find fun free or cheap ways to entertain yourselves while sticking to your budget, I thought I’d share with you some of the activities we’ve found as ways to entertain ourselves. Here are six more ideas for having fun without breaking the bank: 1. Go […]

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Why Don’t You…Leisure Edition

Why don’t you….decorate your home with fresh tulips? Here are three ways you can easily display them. Why don’t you…make a list of all the places you dream of visiting? Here are a few places to inspire you. Why don’t you…have a cocktail to honor the arrival of spring? Here are six enticing tipples to […]

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My “Fancy” Makeup Tutorial

It’s new video Wednesday! Today’s video is the continuation of my 5 Minute Makeup Challenge video I did a few weeks ago. In that video I managed to get my “casual” or everyday makeup on in only 5 minutes! For this video I show you how I paint my face when I need to look […]

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The Ultimate Repose

One could make an argument that we spend the first nine months of our lives in a bath. There we are, floating around in the perfect temperature, completely devoid of any cares or worries. Then we are born and instantly we are transported into a world full of consternation and disorder. Being a fetus is easy. Being […]

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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, […]