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What I Learned in 2017

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  This is a linkup with Emily Freeman that I’ve done for several years! [ICYMI: The 2017 Survey // The 2017 Soundtrack // Best Books 2017 // Best Beauty 2017]   ♥ I am employable. When you’ve had the same … Continue reading

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Brenda’s Best Beauty 2017

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I put an embarrassing quantity of my resources into researching and experimenting with beauty products, and it’s time for everyone to benefit! I get zero kickbacks from these recommendations or links. Just having fun! EYES   NYX HD Professional Eyeshadow … Continue reading

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My Best Books of 2017

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Remember when I used to post in-depth monthly recaps of everything I read? And sometimes individual long reviews of ARCs I would get from Netgalley and BookLook Bloggers? Ha ha!! That’s too much for me these days, but I can … Continue reading

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The 2017 Survey

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  I’ve completed this survey every year since 2001! This time, I’m incorporating my favorite pictures from the year. Most of them have been posted here previously at some point, but So What, Who Cares? 1. What did you do … Continue reading

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The 2017 Soundtrack

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  Previous annual soundtracks: 2016 // 2015 // 2014 // 2013 // 2012 // 2011 My rules: no repeat artists (duets and feat.s don’t count) and the final product has to fit on a CD. As usual, I make no … Continue reading

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What I Learned in 2016

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This used to be a linkup with Emily Freeman. I’m not sure if it’s happening this year, but I have learnings to share, so gather round! [ICYMI: The 2016 Survey // The 2016 Soundtrack] ♥ Run on different sides of … Continue reading

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The 2016 Soundtrack

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Previous annual soundtracks: 2015 // 2014 // 2013 // 2012 // 2011 This is the chronological soundtrack of my 2016! The rules: no repeat artists (duets and feat.s don’t count) and the final product has to fit on a CD. … Continue reading

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The 2016 Survey

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I’ve done the same year-end survey every year since (I think) 2001. It’s a good tradition. 1. What did you do in 2016 that you’d never done before? Ran a 15K; ran a half-marathon; ran two half-marathons; ran for St. … Continue reading

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What I Learned in 2015

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  Last December, Emily Freeman hosted a What I Learned linkup. I’m not sure if she’s doing it again this year, but it helped me to reflect on the lessons of my year, so here’s my 2015 edition.   ♥ … Continue reading

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My Best Books of 2015

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Here are my top ten fiction and nonfiction reads of 2015! I didn’t even rate all of these five stars, but I chose them based on 1. enjoyment and 2. how much they’ve stuck with me. A book can be … Continue reading

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