Those crazy little Gmail hacks that make life oh so much easier! I’m a huge Google fan. I love that it has a suite of products (email, calendar, docs, surveys, hangout) all built in to one account to make life easier. Added perk is only one password to remember! But admittedly I wasn’t always a Gmail fan. I’m loyal and stick to what I know … which is Outlook. Yet my more tech savvy husband,…

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I’m a lip balm addict. There I said it. But not because I want my lips looking great; it’s because my lips are ALWAYS chapped! Maybe it’s because I don’t drink enough water. (Coffee has water in it, right??? And I mean, wine DOES come from grapes.) Since I’m not giving up my two favorite beverages anytime soon and I can never seem to drink enough water, I always keep a super moisturizing lip balm on…

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Apparently the amount of coffee I drink doesn’t correlate to the frequency that I clean my coffee maker. Even though I drink about a pot a day (I know, it’s gross), the last time I cleaned my coffee pot was over a year ago (yes, that’s even grosser). I remember that because when I cleaned it, I used vinegar. Super popular and there’s about a zillion Pinterest pins about it. Unfortunately for me, even though I rinsed and…

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I think of myself as a rather obsessed cleaning nut. I like neatness and order with everything in its place. My sock door is organized and my fridge is clean. But honestly, who ever cleans their garbage disposal? Not this girl….until our kitchen started smelling like sh*t and I had no idea why. It was spotless; not a crumb to be found. Sure enough, it was the drain. So I did what every 30 something working professional does.…

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My girlfriends in college and I thought we’d always live in the same city. After college (Miami University in Ohio) most of us moved to Chicago and saw each other daily. Sure enough, spouses, kids, and jobs started to change things. Some moved out to the suburbs and others, like me, moved across the country. Don’t worry, this isn’t a sad story. We still all get together regularly (weddings and baby showers will keep trips…

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