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Prepping Your Home for a Staycation

Every year, my family and I say that we're going to take a vacation. Away from home. Preferably somewhere warm with white sandy beaches and clear blue water. And every year, we don't. Time, money, circumstances, and a bunch of other variables usually leave us finding ways to have fun at — or near — home. Not much has changed this [...]

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Oufit: The Perfect Summer Pants

The Petersen household is well into the summer swing of things — which really just means that we've gotten good at waking up late and relaxing. Given that I work from home, that is where we spend most of our days. But when we do go out, we definitely want to look our best. I took care of the girls with [...]

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Finding the #UnscriptedBeauty in Life with AVEENO

Disclosure: I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for AVEENO. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. It's crazy the difference two years can make. Before baby Juliza was born, I'd say we were a pretty laid back family. With two parents who worked from home, there [...]

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Father’s Day: Gift Ideas for the Stylish Dad

I'll fully admit that Father's Day is a difficult shopping occasion for me. What in the world do I give my husband? He has very specific interests, but I try to hit those for every gift-giving occasion. So when Father's Day rolls around, what do I give him? Luckily, my husband loves looking great just as much as I do, [...]

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6 Weeks of Schwarzkopf: My Favorite Product

Whew! For the past six weeks, I've used six different Schwarzkopf hair products, and I have to say — this is the most attention I've paid to my hair in a long time :) When Walmart asked me to try the products for such a long stretch, I wasn't sure what to expect. Because — as I've said time and [...]

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6 Weeks of Schwarzkopf: Hair Repair

OK ladies and gents. We've reached week 6 of my Schwarzkopf hair care experiment, and I have to say — I'm digging the way my hair looks and feels right now. To recap, Walmart challenged me to use 6 different Schwarzkopf hair products for 6 weeks and share my results. The vast majority of the products have worked really well for [...]

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Kid Style: It’s Summer!

It's finally here! My oldest daughter is out of school, and baby Juliza is — well — being baby Juliza. But finally, the days have come when the kids can sleep late in the morning and stay up late at night, and we can spend afternoons lounging at the park. The challenge? Well, both Ja'Naya and baby Juliza have grown at a [...]

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6 Weeks of Schwarzkopf: Finishing Spray

It's been 5 weeks since I started trying Schwarzkopf hair products, courtesy of Walmart, and I have to say — I've been pleasantly surprised. Going into the project, I honestly didn't think that any of the products would work for my super thick, curly hair. They've had their pros and cons, but overall, they've done a great job doing what [...]

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Shop for a Cause with Fashion Project and Look Good Feel Better

Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Fashion Project. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Over the last few years, I've become a bit obsessed with with fashion: The trends, the brands, how to incorporate both of those into my personal style (and budget), etc. I use fashion as [...]

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Gorgeous DIY Wedding Invites from Walmart Stationary

When my husband and I got married almost 12 years ago, we were young and broke. Which means that a lot of the fancy add-ons that usually come with weddings just didn't happen for us — including a wedding photographer and expensive custom invitations. Thankfully, even back then, I had some graphic design skills, so I used a pre-made, print-at-home invitation kit [...]

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