Month: May 2017

A Lifestyle Blog

TRAVEL RITUALS TO MAKE TRAVEL A BREEZE

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One thing I find irrationally annoying in life is waiting for checked baggage at the airport.  If I’m returning, I just want to get home.  If I’m arriving, I just want to get going.  Milling around a clanking, crowded baggage carousel is the least appealing thing I can imagine after a day of travel. By…
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SEATTLE TASTE: LA COCINA OAXAQUEÑA

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We’ve having beautiful weather here in the Pacific Northwest, and that always gets me out looking for a Mexican restaurant with outdoor seating and hot salsa. La Cocina Oaxaqueña is just over I-5 into Capitol Hill and is perfect for these 80-degree days we’re having! These are just a few of the things that makes La Cocina Oaxaqueña…
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RECIPE: SLOW COOKER MULLED CIDER

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I have a confession for you: I really dislike Halloween. The effort of combing through thrift stores for a creative ensemble that I will wear all of a few hours, walking up to strangers doorsteps, and the sugar overdoses of Halloweens past. It’s all a recipe for my least favorite holiday. So this Halloween my…
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TUESDAY UNDER $10: QUIRKY MOTHER’S DAY CARDS

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I know we’re on a card kick over here at She’s Charming, but I’ll say it again: cards are such an inexpensive, quirky, fun way to brighten someone’s day. When I give a card, my goal is that they will love it so much they won’t ever want to throw it away. And who deserves…
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Living Room: How To Style A Pouf

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Poufs have always been one of those decorating mysteries that I couldn’t quite understand. Are they necessary or are they just nice? Does a living room ever really need one?   Well, I suppose a room never needs to have a pouf, but over the years I’ve really discovered that they can easily add that extra something…
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HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO FEEL AFTER A CATCALL?

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I am slightly embarrassed by how easily I can be affected by another person’s words. Last Friday night, one of my closest friends and I were walking to Target to do some shopping. We had walked at most 100 yards from campus when someone honked at us and yelled profanities from their open car window.…
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DIY: DESTROY YOUR DENIM

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If I’m being honest, I thought destroyed denim was going to be a phase. Clearly I stand corrected because those ripped skinny jeans are still hanging around with a vengeance. A few months back I even started looking into buying a pair, but I was never quite satisfied with the hole placement or the degree…
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Decor Crush: White Subway Tile

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From the kitchen to the bathroom, white tile brings freshness to any room. I’ve really been gravitating toward clean lines and simple design, which can be subtly brought into a room through some white subway tile. It’s has an industrial look, yet when it’s paired with softer elements, it creates a dynamic and interesting decor…
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A VISUAL ODE TO AUTUMN

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We’re already to November, and I feel like we haven’t properly paid homage to fall. I am a fall person through-and-through; my wardrobe consists of almost solely of scarves and boots, I like my coffee with pumpkin, and my evenings to be based around cozy fires. I’m here to celebrate fall today through my favorite…
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TUESDAY UNDER $10: GARLANDS

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As I slowly decorate our apartment, one of the largest problems I’ve faced is how to fill a big, empty wall on a budget. All I want to do is buy some big, gorgeous piece of artwork (obviously expensive), or a clump of small framed pieces. But with each individual piece and all the frames,…
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