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This Weekend’s Surprise Birthday Party

My cousin J came up with the brilliant idea of throwing her sister-in-law (my cousin-in-law) a surprise 30th birthday party. Her, along with myself and our other cousin M (yes I have a lot of amazing cousin-friends in my family) got together and pooled resources! The family all gave money and we purchased a gorgeous Tory Burch bag as a gift. Along with this we decorated, cooked and created the perfect, laid back afternoon complete

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Mantrabands: The Stylish Way to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

I am sure that new year’s resolutions are at the forefront of most people’s minds lately. New year, new you right? I admit that along with my January resolutions I often make others throughout the year. When you make them does not really matter – sticking to them is what counts! Along with keeping your resolutions reasonable, having a plan and being determined, you can also remind yourself daily to continue to push forward with

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Happy Holidays + Year in Review

Today I woke up to the snow-covered rooftops of my neighbors. It’s Christmas Eve – and a Saturday! The year 2016 has flown by so quickly. I look back in my Day Designer and see some of the goals I had scribbled down at the beginning of the year and realized that many of them CAN be crossed off as complete! Good bye old planner – in with the new, you treated me well. This

Holiday Gift Guide: Top 5 Picks

With the holidays approaching, many of us are scrambling for the perfect gifts for our loved ones. Here is a Holiday Gift Guide to my personal Top 5 Picks this season! Jo Malone Fragrances Whether it’s a candle or a perfume — Jo Malone really nails it when it comes to scents. A favorite of mine is English Pear & Freesia. It is feminine, fresh and not overpowering. I also love that Jo Malone fragrances

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Daily Makeup Look

Makeup is something that I do not cake on unless it is for a special event or photo shoot. I love using natural, warm brown hues and products that do not consume much of my morning as I prefer sleeping in as long as I can. These are a few products that make my effortless (literally) and low maintenance beauty routine possible! Many of these products were given to me when the brands partnered with

Living Room Updates

Many of you have seen photos of my living room via Instagram and other forms of social media, along with a little peak of it in this post. Lately there have a been a few additions! I love plants and made a visit to a local nursery to purchase more green goodness for my house. I picked up this lovely Snake Plant which also happens to be an excellent air purifier. I may also purchase one

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Candy Bar Ideas for Your Wedding Guests to Drool Over

One of my favourite parts of a wedding reception is when there is a candy bar! After browsing Pinterest a bit I thought I would share some cute ideas that I came across in hopes to inspire yours? Oh yes — and invite me! This rustic styled candy bar really got my attention. It is so homey and sweet. The exposed brick does wonders and I love this set up with the pink and white

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Bachelorette Weekend Ideas To Spoil Your Best Friend

Your best friend is on the threshold of celebrating one of the biggest decisions of her life. She has asked you to be her Maid of Honor. You have been by her side through many of the painstaking details for her wedding day. Now to plan the bachelorette! You want something catered to her interests and loads of fun. What do you do? No Hints Since most of this is up to you and the

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How to Declutter your Home and Your Life While Feeling Great!

This is something that I am so excited to talk about today. I have always liked to be organized and the past few years I have pushed myself to declutter my home. Sometimes it can be very overwhelming and tempting to not even get started. You will find once you do begin, you won’t want to stop until you are done. The less clutter, the better you will feel. Here are some things I do

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Why I Love Networking and How It’s Important

I began networking as soon as I launched Joanna Pop in 2013. I do not think I even thought of the word itself — but that was precisely what I was doing. I knew that I was not an island. I loved what I did and wanted to build a brand doing so. There was a plan set in place and I was going to show my portfolio to as many people as possible. I