How to Make this Sugar Cookie Lip Scrub

I have to pay special attention to my lips during the winter. The air get’s so dry and cold and then when you add hot drinks to that, they can get seriously chapped. Lips scrubs are one of the top ways I keep my lips soft and chap-free and this one brings back so delicious holiday memories.

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I’m Moving to YouTube Starting January 1st!

Hey everyone! I’ve been keeping a BIG SECRET and I’m so excited to tell you more about it! I’ve been considering this for a while and with a lot of research and thinking I’ve decided to commit to starting a YouTube channel that is going to feature a lot of fun things I wouldn’t normally be able to put on my blog!

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Mani and Me Zodiac Nail Box!

Long winter nights mean a lot of time for stargazing! This is something that our ancestors have done since the beginning of time. I remember a few times where I’d be outside with my mother and she would point out the Big Dipper, or Orion’s belt. If you’re still fascinated by the constellations like me, you’re going to love this month’s Maniology box!

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Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

I don’t know about you but with so much going on for the holidays I’m always happy to find a slow cooker recipe that I can make in the morning and it’s ready in the evening. That gives me time to wrap gifts, send Christmas cards, watch Christmas movies, and do some last-minute shopping. Also, who doesn’t like soup during cold winter days?

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How Meditation has Changed My Life

What would you do if I told you that sitting between 10-20 minutes with your eyes shut and breathing could make you able to handle problems faster, be worried and stressed less, be less angry, make you smarter, and able to understand what you really want out of life? That’s what this post is all about. As a skeptic, I wasn’t sure how meditation could help me with my problems. It seemed too simple, but now I meditate most days first thing in the morning. I hope to explain what my experience has been and how it’s changed my life for the better.

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How to Make this Festive Lucky Stars Ornament

Are you looking for something to give your friends and family this year to hang on their tree? Or perhaps you have little ones you want to keep busy and calm during this holiday season? If so, then you need to try this craft. It’s super easy, something you can do while watching a holiday special, and cheap to make. It’s so cute and special looking I just had to write a post about it.

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How to Make a Tamagoyaki Rice Bowl

Tamagoyaki is an extremely common food found in Japan. It’s often served with meals and placed in bento boxes. The combination of sweet egg, dashi stock, and nori sheets, makes for a unique flavor that is extremely comforting. Rolling this omelet also creates a visually appealing swirl with the nori sheet inside that will make any bowl of rice seem extra special. Read more

How to Make this Christmas Pot-Pourri

The smell of Christmas is a very distinct one. For me, it’s evergreens, boxes containing old Christmas ornaments, hot chocolate, and Christmas scented candles. This pot-pourri is bound to bring back old Christmas memories as well as make some new ones. It’s simple to make and the ingredients are probably things you have on hand anyway! So while you get ready to put up your tree and wrap presents put a pot of this on the stove!

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