You’ll Want to Check Out these Free Printable Valetines Featuring Badass Women

Printable Valentines featuring strong women throughout history

Hello, and happy Valentine’s Day! Okay, it’s not quite the big day yet, but February 14th is just days away, and I’m totally ready to celebrate. Ever since the Christmas holiday ended, I’ve been itching for an excuse to decorate, party, craft – whatever! I wanted to make some cards featuring some of my favorite gals throughout history (some are good, some are bad!), and the captions kind of wrote themselves after that. Click through for these printable valentines!         Continue Reading

Holiday Gifting 101: How to Finish Your Christmas Shopping Without Losing Your Mind in the Process

Christmas Gifts: A Complete Guide
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A lot of us (myself included) are dealing with extra emotions during the holidays. Whether it’s stress, anxiety, or sheer panic, the gift-giving deadlines that creep up at Christmastime can bring up all sorts of feelings. Maybe it’s your nieces and nephews that are stressing you out because you have no idea what kids are even into anymore! Or maybe it’s your mother-in-law who who already has everything she could ever want. Or maybe your husband, when asked what he’d like for Christmas, only answers with the not-so-helpful phrase, “Whatever you’d like to get me.” 

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Curbly Gift Guide: The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer Round-Up

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If Christmas gifts consisted only of stockings and the goodies therein, I'd be one very happy gal. While I absolutely adore the tradition of gift-giving, I find gathering the little things most exciting. Below is my list of favorite stocking stuffer gifts, and they're arranged into the following categories:    

 

Stocking Stuffers For Ladies

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1. Sara Happ Lip Slip: Give her something super luxe this year! This stuff is incredible… no more dry lips, and it has a lovely sheen that she'll love. Continue Reading

Gift Guide: Men’s and Women’s Style and Fashion Accessories Under $75

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What do you get for your extremely fashionable but totally hard to buy for friends and family members this year? Something from today’s fashion gift guide, of course. There are unique gifts for him and awesome gifts for her. You may even find a few things you want to buy for yourself. Go ahead. You deserve it.   

Gifts for Women…

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Pleated Bow Dress $70

necklace

Limited Lava Bead Necklace $28

ampersand tote

Ampersand Tote $28

turban accessory

Navy Blue Turban Twist $12.95

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Square Ceramic Hair Elastic $54

bracelet

Beaded Drop Bracelets $50

Gifts for the men…

camera cooler

The Camera Cooler Bag $50

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Cool Nike Sneakers $70

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Striped Pullover $48

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Mustard Lambswool Skinny Tie $44

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Anorak Color Block Jacket $55.41

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Indigo Scarf $50

What are you gifting for the men and women in your life this year?

Vintage Advertising: The Role of Mid-Century Women

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From a distance we might admire MCM design, but in doing so it’s easy to forget the social ills of the era, one being the preferred role for women. These vintage ads from the era pretty much sum up those expectations.

Just in case the little woman forgets:

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And just in case she can’t cook, there’s always beer.

Apparently, women loved to caress their Hoovers back then.

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Manipulation always works.

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And, finally…hooray for domestic abuse.  Continue Reading