• thinking spring

    thinking spring…

    Dena February 27, 2020

    Last week I was running errands when I suddenly found myself lost in the nail polish aisle of our local pharmacy. I am not typically an impulse buyer. In fact, I try to be the opposite–minimalism is my goal. I’ve never owned more than a handful of nail polish shades in my life. But there was something about the new essie spring line that completely sucked me in. (Maybe it’s…

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  • Simple, Beautiful Style

    Dena March 12, 2018

    Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SchwarzkopfGliss #blissofGliss #CollectiveBias These days I am consumed with work and mom life. My day-to-day look must be simple, but I still like to feel beautiful. I…

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  • Five on Friday // My 5 Must-Have Beauty Products

    Dena June 23, 2017

    1. MAC Concealer – I’ve been using this product for about ten years or so now. I’ve been cursed with dark circles under my eyes for most of my life. In my early twenties, I searched high and low for the best concealer on the…

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  • Springtime & Impermanence // Nothing endures…

    Dena May 2, 2017

    I am completely connected with the earth–my energy is directly connected with its energy. When I step outside, into nature, I feel the most alive. The air takes on a life of its own amidst the magic of each season. In spring, the sweet smell…

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  • Things We Love and USE // 04

    Dena June 9, 2016

    Throughout the year, bloggers (myself included) often share gift guides. I tend to like these guides because they give me ideas; introduce me to new brands & products; and frankly, I’m a voyeur — I love to see what other people are buying. However, gift…

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  • Coco Bebe Coconut Oil {Giveaway!}

    Dena July 15, 2015

    If I had to choose one beauty/self-care product that I could not live without, it would be coconut oil. Coconut oil is my addiction. I use it every single day. When I get out of the shower, I apply it to my entire body. I…

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  • Hope in the Dark Places

    Dena March 12, 2014

    “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger — something better, pushing right back.” —Albert Camus…

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  • A Year of Magical Thinking

    Dena January 20, 2014

    Stay close to nature’s heart, and break clear away once in awhile, and climb a mountain, or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. –John Muir It amazes me how quickly and intensely my life changes when I set my mind to…

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  • Day 18: A Photograph of Yourself

    Dena November 18, 2013

    I thought about choosing a few photographs and complicating the issue (like I’ve been wont to do). But then I thought better of it. Exhaustion seems to be getting the better of me these days. I’m fairly productive in the morning but by 5:00 pm…

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