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    DIY Beard Oil with Free Printable Labels

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    Finding the perfect gift for the special man in your life isn’t always easy. One thing is for sure, they love to look and smell good. Am I right?! I too love nothing more than when my hubby smells yummy.  This inexpensive and simple DIY beard oil is the perfect gift for all the special men in your life. 


    Essential oils have become a part of our life at home. My husband is all about using anything and everything natural. So I knew he’d love something natural that he can use in his daily self-care routine. Whether your husband has a full beard or just a little stubble, this beard and mustache oil is a great fit.

    The hubby and I worked together on this recipe to make sure it was a perfect blend for the summer. It has a perfect balance of oils that are great for skin care and a refreshing sensation.  

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    Easy Turkey Taco Salad

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    Summer is here! It’s time for BBQ’s and picnics. So that means you need a quick go-to recipe that won’t take all day to make. Well, my taco salad is just the recipe you need!

    Let me preface this by saying this is NOT a healthy recipe. You can find those on another blog. Ha! I promise you’ll be in and out of the kitchen with this one. It’s always a hit and perfect for all your upcoming outdoor functions.

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    How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances: 4 Steps

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    If you have stainless steel appliances and children, you probably have fingerprints all over them. Am I right? I’m sharing how I keep my appliances kid-print free.

    I’ve never owned stainless steel appliances until we bought our home. And boy is it hard to keep them clean! Especially with a little one around. The first time I cleaned it I used a damp lint-free cloth. Then, it looked like this, smear city. There were streaks everywhere. It looked worse than when I started.

    Of course, our kids come and place their cute, but print-making, hands in places where they really don’t need to place them. And we get this. Hand-print city!


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    How to Alleviate Sinus Pain with Coconut Oil

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    I used to be the queen of sinus infections until I discovered the benefits of a neti pot and coconut oil. This is the relief all allergy sufferers need.


    When I turned 23, I was caught off guard with painful sinus infections because I never had sinus issues as a kid/teen. Imagine my surprise when I was in so much pain and literally bed ridden for three days! During pregnancy, I had zero sinus infections. Even after pregnancy, my number of sinus infections lowered tremendously. I was relieved. But one day it crept up on me again.

    I began looking into other options to get rid of the congestion. I started seeing search results for Coconut Oil. Turns out it’s great for nasal congestion and works as an inflammatory among other things.

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    How I Use My Happy Planner

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    If you know me at all you know I’m a planner nerd. My favorite planner is The Happy Planner by Me and My Big Ideas. It keeps my life on track as best as humanly possible. I want to share how I use it and why I love it so much.

    I’ve always loved when the start of school came around because it meant shopping for a new planner and school supplies (I’m also a pen addict)! After grad school, I didn’t want to see a notebook or planner if it saved my life! Then I had a baby and life changed. It changed a lot! Life had me all whacked out. I wasn’t used to being “that Monique”. I had “mommy brain”, bad! Mommy brain is real, I don’t care what anyone says. I knew I needed to get organized the day I took my daughter to the doctor’s office and it wasn’t even the right date for her appointment. Can we say mommy fail?! I was over wasting time and feeling like a total mess. Planning helps me in a lot of ways and this is how I do it.

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