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Be Kind to Your Skin with Simple®

I learned at a very early age that I had sensitive skin. And that I would always have. Dyes cause irritation. Fragrances? Let’s not even go there. I know what to stay away from and have a hard time finding the perfect products that won’t make me break out all over. This weekend, Walgreens invites you on [...]

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Brewhouse Inn & Suites | #Milwaukee

This past weekend, I stayed at the coolest hotel…ever. Before I go any further, let me say, I am in no way being compensated for this review. It really is just that cool. Now that we have that out of the way. Let me give you a little background on this historic hotel. The Brewhouse Inn & [...]

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Facebook

By now, you have heard from many of your favorite bloggers about the changes that Facebook is making to our Facebook pages. They are making it harder and harder for anyone to see the updates from the pages they like. I mean you liked them for a reason and now Facebook is deciding for you if [...]


Just Between Friends Milwaukee Consignment Sale #JBFMilwaukee

This weekend, I traveled to Milwaukee to check out the Just Between Friends Milwaukee sale. I love the Just Between Friends’ sales {I’m a sucker for saving money, aren’t you?} and I was so excited to see how other cities put on their individual sales. I’m all about finding a great deal but I had one [...]


Port Discovery

We recently planned a trip to Baltimore to see my brother for his birthday. The kids were going to come along with us, so we wanted to make sure we did something that held their interest as well. There are the usual spots in town, but we were looking for something new and fun that [...]

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Spring Clean Your Blog

It’s the first day of Spring which means you are probably busy cleaning out your closets and deep cleaning your house. But don’t just stop there. Don’t forget to do a little spring cleaning on your blog! Clean Up Your Sidebar Take a look at your sidebar. Is it getting cluttered? Do you have outdated [...]

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Money Saving Tips at Starbucks

If you are a new reader here, you probably don’t quite yet understand the depth of my love of all things Starbucks. Although the “Grande” in A Grande Life should have tipped you off. It’s true. I love everything about Starbucks. Well, not everything. The price can take it’s toll on your wallet. But, over [...]

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Mom Style 2.0: Confidence & Style

We all have one friend we go to for fashion advice. My friend happens to live on the internet and is happy to indulge me snapping pictures in a dressing room and asking her if this looks ok. That friend is now offering style consultations, where else, via the internet. Shannon of Sweet Stella’s has [...]

How to Make a Visual Recipe Index

How to Make a Visual Recipe Index

I have been wanting to make a fancy schmancy recipe index for ages now. I just never thought I had the time to sit down and do it. Boy was I wrong. It’s actually pretty easy! In about five minutes, I had my new recipe index ready to go!   So how did I do it? [...]

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