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  • Repurpose old crayons to make a cute non-candy DIY project Microwave Melted Crayon Hearts for Valentine's Day!

    How to Make Melted Crayon Hearts

    Looking for a few more non-candy Valentine’s Day ideas? Nothing says “I love you” more than melted crayon hearts! Repurpose old crayons by melting in the microwave for a cute non-candy DIY craft. So easy to do with the kiddos and minimal mess. I don’t consider myself creative but other than hitting the dollar store for […] Read more…

  • DIY Valentine's Day Box and Non Candy Valentine's Day Ideas

    DIY Valentine’s Day Box + Other Non Candy Ideas

    Is it just me or have schools taken some of the fun out of Valentine’s Day? Our school has gone to a no food or no treats of any kind policy because of allergies – even in classrooms that don’t have allergies. I feel so bad for all the kids. Can you imagine growing up without […] Read more…

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  • Fall Shoe Trends DSW

    Fall Shoe Trend Try On Party with DSW

    What is it about the change in season that makes me crave new shoes? When fall rolls in I can’t get enough of over the knee boots, every style of bootie in leather and suede. This year I’m crushing on chic sneakers and peep toe booties. DSW is one of my all time favorite destinations for keeping up […] Read more…

  • 5 Tips for Hiring a Stylist

    As much as I love fashion – shoes, handbags, dresses – you name it I want it, the process of shopping is not my jam. I loathe going to department stores and digging through racks upon racks that take so much time. I tend to wait until there’s an event or special occasion to shop […] Read more…

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  • Is it time to Detox Your Beauty Routine? With so many toxic chemicals lurking in skincare and cosmetics it can be overwhelming. If you can start with 5 easy changes - isn’t it worth the effort?

    Beauty Detox in 5 Easy Steps

    One of my goals for the new year was to inventory the stockpile of beauty products collecting in my bathroom. Buying and testing has gotten a little out of hand as I’ve slowly transitioned to non-toxic beauty. While I’ve had success changing out a few items, it’s time to really step up my beauty detox game. But when it comes to cosmetics, this is […] Read more…

  • DIY Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner Tutorial

    Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner Tutorial

    You guys know how much I love essential oils and let’s not forget April’s popular 9 beauty uses for coconut oil. This got pinned 95 times! So when I found a recipe that combines both to create a Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner, I just had to share. I am truly obsessed with coconut oil. In addition […] Read more…

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  • Why I Went Gluten-Free

    If you’ve been reading So Chic Life for awhile you may already know I went gluten-free by following the Paleo diet but here’s a quick refresher. In grad school I lost 25 pounds after cutting out processed food and having so many issues with with hormone imbalance and adrenal fatigue, I’ve realized along the way that my […] Read more…

  • Making breakfast a little more exciting with oatmeal banana smoothie bowls paired with goodnessknows snack squares!

    Oatmeal Banana Smoothie Bowl

    Have you seen the back to school posts on Facebook this week? Where the heck did summer go?? Not that I’m complaining but we’ve been having ourselves a good ole time hanging at the pool, staying up late, eating more than our fair share of ice cream and just having fun. Now it’s time to start […] Read more…