3 Tips for a Stunning Closet

My husband and I are recent empty-nesters. When our youngest settled into college life, our plan to downsize kicked into high gear. First on my list was styling our home to sell, and that meant bringing the “wow” factor to every area of the house-even the closets. While I’ll never know for sure, I’m guessing […]

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5 Recipe Favorites for Empty Nesters

Making the transition from feeding a family to cooking for two can be quite a challenge, especially when it’s fraught with the emotion of being a recent empty-nester. My husband and I are six months into the journey, and just now feel like we are getting the hang of it.  At first, we realized we […]

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Mind-blowing Bullet Journal Tips for Empty Nesters

When my daughter introduced me to the idea of bullet journaling, my initial response was- um, no.  She and her friend poured over the cute, dotted pages for hours on end, creating mood boards and calendars worthy of a gallery.  I simply didn’t have the time. Now that I’m an empty nester, I’ve revisited the […]

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Pro Tips for Thrifting Designer Labels

My love affair with the thrift store began when my kids were small and our budget was tight.  Now that we’re putting two kids through college while planning for retirement, we’re always looking for ways to stretch our dollar. I’ve turned these limitations into a treasure hunt by finding designer brands at a fraction of […]

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ALDI + $100 = 1 Week of Meals for Two

We’ve had about two months in the empty nest, and life is beginning to take on a new rhythm.  One of the adjustments has been transitioning from hectic meals with teenagers and their friends to cooking and planning meals for just the two of us. Initially, we found ourselves eating out or eating separately as […]

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What No One Tells You About Men’s Skincare

Let’s here it for the boys!  After 25 years of marriage, I’ve just recently come to appreciate the great grooming habits my husband incorporates into his daily routine.  He’s a man’s man in every sense of the word, but that doesn’t mean he’s let himself go.  When I walk into a room with other guys […]

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Easy Changing Table Redo

Although I haven’t darkened the doors of a baby furniture store in quite a few years, all I have to do is look in my closet to bring back the memory of shopping for our first child’s nursery.  It was a truly magical time of dreaming how our lives would be with our darling newborn, […]

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10 Under $10: Date Nights

In search of the elusive date night, my husband and I have had many a fail.  Some of these tricky evenings have ended in a fight or, worse, failed to get off the ground- with one of us refusing to participate before we even left the house. The culprits in these date night grievances?  Unrealistic […]

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