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beauty product faves

With dry winter skin and hair taking hold, my like beauty routine needs a revamp during these months.  Whether it truly treats my winter skin or simply boosts my mood, these are a few of my favorite products during the winter (or anytime):

Striking nail polish shades (image by dthoskins)

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This season I’m partial to dark purples or steely greys.  They pair well with dark hued winter clothing and are a striking contrast to fair skin.

Heavenly scents (image by dthoskins)

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Nothing boosts my mood more than a lovely scent.  This Carolina Herrera powder puff will leave you feeling rejuvenated and incredibly feminine.

Lotion (image by dthoskins)

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MOISTURIZE!  MOISTURIZE!  MOISTURIZE!  This drugstore lotion really does the trick!

Glo Minerals (image by AHOwens)

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I am a HUGE fan of Glo Minerals makeup.  In fact, that is all that I have worn for the last 10 years, partly because it goes on smooth every time.  The pressed powder is amazing—it is truly three products in one (foundation, concealer and powder) and as a bonus, it never looks flakey.  Perfect for dry winter skin!

Hair conditioning treatment (image by AHOwens)

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A deep conditioning treatment is a must during the winter.  Treat yourself once a week to a deep conditioning treatment.  This is a drugstore find!

What are your winter beauty musts?

katherine Greene

blooms

These beautiful floral blooms are my reminder that spring is coming soon!  My house is filled with fresh flowers during the winter to boost my spirits.  This week it is white tulips!  How do you beat the winter blues?

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**images by dthoskins**

 

go-to sides

If you are like me, the I cook the same main dishes week-in and week-out.  (I could seriously make a roasted pork loin every night of the week and my house would be happy!)  Just so our taste buds don’t get bored, I focus on new side dishes in order to shake things up!  Here are a few of my favorite go-to sides:

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts (image by dthoskins)

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Blackbean and Tomato Couscous (image by dthoskins)

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Yorkshire Puddings (image by dthoskins)

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Butternut Squash soup (image by AHOwens)

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Simple fruit cup or elevate it like this (image by AHOwens)

What are your favorite side-dishes?

Happy cooking!

katherine Greene

start the new year off right

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  • This green smoothie recipe is one of our favorites.  We promise that it is simply delicious (Katherine’s son calls it his “monster smoothie”!)
  • Reduce cellulite and reveal glowing skin with a dry-brushing skincare routine.
  • Need help with organization (don’t we all), try these tips and tricks.
  • Diana swears by this HIIT regimen—doesn’t take any time to get your cardio in!
  • Sometimes eating healthy is best accomplished by having food prepped—we love these recipes here, here and here.
  • This stress-busting yoga moves are sure to get you on the right track!

What are your plans to start the new year off right?  Remember one small change can make a HUGE difference!

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