Holiday Gift Guide: Presents for the Dog or Dog-Lover on Your List

Holiday Gift Guide: Presents for the Dog or Dog-Lover on Your List

The holidays are approaching quickly, so I hope you’ve made your shopping list and checked it twice. If you have a furry friend in the family, don’t forget to pick out a few gifts for them, too! Pets are part of the family and deserve a little bit of extra attention and love around the holidays. If you have a dog and you’re searching for the perfect gift to get them, today’s post is for you.

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Getting Ready for the New Year in PinkBlush's Navy Floral Chiffon Fitted Dress

Getting Ready for the New Year in PinkBlush's Navy Floral Chiffon Fitted Dress

Merry Christmas, everyone! Wishing you all a fantastic holiday filled with lots of love and laughter. I'm spending the day with my husband's side of the family. We'll be eating a delicious Christmas brunch (featuring my husband's delicious homemade cinnamon rolls), opening gifts and then relaxing a bit before dinner. I love this time of year because it allows me to get dressed up for so many fun occasions. From holiday parties at work to Christmas eve church service and then New Year's Eve on the 31st, there's always something to look forward to during the last few weeks of December. 

As I've gotten older, I've become more selective when it comes to asking for gifts and presents. Since I'm almost always on my phone or my computer, I've definitely been converted to an online shopper. I bought more than 95% of my gifts for others this year online. It's just so convenient to browse around and find the perfect thing - whether it be a piece of clothing, a new gadget or something for your home - without ever having to step foot in a mall or department store. 

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Road Tripping in the 2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Road Tripping in the 2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Growing up in Michigan I’ve been around cars my whole life. My grandpa was a car salesman and both of my parents worked in the automotive industry for their entire careers. Having the Motor City in my backyard and being able to attend events like the North American International Auto Show and the Woodward Dream Cruise every year was and still is so special.

Before landing the job that I have now, I worked at an advertising agency with a few different automotive clients. I used to develop social media content for major car brands and I helped with different advertising initiatives as well. While I held this role, I was able to learn a lot about cars. I used to read owner’s manuals to try and find content to pull from for my projects/tasks. So, since that job exposed me to tons of automotive tidbits, it’s safe to say that I know a lot about cars, especially automotive maintenance and vehicle features.

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How I Keep My Skin Clear With the Clarisonic Mia 1

How I Keep My Skin Clear With the Clarisonic Mia 1

In middle school and high school – the time when most of us experience significant changes in our bodies – I was lucky enough to have clear skin. Once in a while I’d get a blemish, but I never suffered from extreme breakouts or severe acne. It seemed that once I entered my college years, acne wanted to finally make its appearance and start popping up out of nowhere on my face. Back then I didn’t realize that my bad habits were ultimately contributing to my breakouts. I used to go to bed with makeup on, I didn’t have the healthiest diet and I was often stressed about homework and exams. It’s no wonder that acne eventually caught up with me.

Since then I’ve changed my lifestyle and adopted healthier habits (thanks to reading plenty of articles in beauty magazines that detailed the damage that sleeping in your makeup and having a poor diet can do), but I still struggle with acne from time to time. Most often I’ll go to bed with a clear face just to wake up the next morning and be surprised by a big, red blemish staring back at me in the mirror. I’m generally a confident person, but nothing makes my confidence plummet more than having acne. I'm the type of person that'll notice a new pimple and obsess over it until it's gone. From treating it with different products to covering it up with concealer, I want every blemish on my face to be hidden.

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