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Growing up in England v. Growing up in America #EnglishMemories

March 27, 2014
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Growing up in England v. Growing up in America #EnglishMemories

I grew up in England and America, and even Italy for a short while. When I’m talking to someone about my childhood, I often base my answers on what I did in one country.¬†You would think that my childhood stories would be the same since I grew up mostly in two English-speaking countries, but...
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#ImBornTo Travel the World

March 24, 2014
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#ImBornTo Travel the World

Disclosure: I was compensated to write this post. The views expressed in this post are my own. As a child, I traveled. Oh boy, did I travel! My dad was an engineer with much-in-demand skills. Basically, he moved to where the work was. Whenever he moved, my sister, mother, and I moved too. I...
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A Wood Watch? Wearing a #JordWatch and Loving It! #giveaway

March 13, 2014
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A Wood Watch? Wearing a #JordWatch and Loving It! #giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent a Jord watch to facilitate my review. I remember looking down. I remember seeing the blueness of the strap. I remember stroking the metal face. I remember absolutely loving my first wrist watch. I was 8. My parents gave me that watch for my birthday. I was still learning to...
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Eye Surgery…No Regrets

March 4, 2014
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Eye Surgery…No Regrets

I look before I leap. I examine. I research. I fret. I worry. I don’t leave any stone unturned. I ask for advice. I seek out those who are in the know. In short, I’m the type of person who doesn’t do ANYTHING spontaneously. My laser eye surgery was no different. I started wearing...
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Foods You Can Only Find in Britain

February 10, 2014
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Foods You Can Only Find in Britain

I always say I won’t click on another BuzzFeed link. Nope! I do not have time to waste. I have things to do. Places to visit. People to see. But then… I see a headline like: The 23 Greatest Things That British People Love To Eat. How in the world am I supposed to...
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Drink coffee like the Scandinavians do

February 2, 2014
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Drink coffee like the Scandinavians do

Guest post by Katja Presnal Just like Jill, I love coffee. In fact so much that when I started planning my first magazine issue, I wanted to dedicate it entirely for coffee. The health benefits of coffee, the best coffee shops our editorial team has found around the world, the beauty products with coffee,...
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How About a Spot of Tea for National Hot Tea Month? #giveaway

January 2, 2014
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How About a Spot of Tea for National Hot Tea Month? #giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent a selection of Salada and Red Rose teas as part of this campaign. The views expressed in this post are my own. You would think that coming from England I would be a tea drinker. I’m actually not. Coffee is my preferred brew. After a childhood spent hearing adults say...
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3 Tips: Home Energy Saving from @NRGEnergy #giveaway

December 29, 2013
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3 Tips: Home Energy Saving from @NRGEnergy #giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent a Redskins jersey, a Redskins scarf, two NRG mini footballs, and a Home Depot gift card as part of this campaign. The views expressed in this post are my own.     As if shedding a winter layer of fur, I got rid of my sweater collection…one sweater at a...
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5 Tips: Get Kids Involved with Chores #home #organization

December 9, 2013
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5 Tips: Get Kids Involved with Chores #home #organization

I wish I had jumped on the chores bandwagon when the children were small. The earlier you start assigning chores to your children the better, right? My little ones always wanted to help me clean or fold laundry…even if I didn’t actually want the help. At times their “help” meant far more work for...
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10 Tips: Decluttering Toys #organization

December 7, 2013
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10 Tips: Decluttering Toys #organization

I’ve found that people fall in to two categories when it comes to their homes…the very neat and the very messy. There’s gray area in the home neatness spectrum. I fall in the gray…closer to the “very messy” but with brief brushes with the “very neat.” Where do you fall in the Home Neatness...
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