Five Tips for the Perfect Fall Hairstyle

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The temperature has dropped about 20 degrees in the last 24 hours in Michigan and I am loving it. I broke out my boots and sweater today and I had to come up with the perfect fall hairstyle to match – during the summer I rock beach waves and loose curls but once it hits fall I am all about the braid. I decided to switch it up today and try a different braid/bun style than I normally do but is still quick and easy to do in the morning. Here’s how I got the perfect fall hairstyle and my tips and favorite products I used along the way!

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How to Decorate a Dorm Room on a Budget – And Have it Look Good

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It was only last year that I was decorating for a dorm room or first apartment, which is crazy to me because it feels so long ago! Time flies…when you’re an adult and the bills pile up! All kidding aside, I used to love decorating my dorm room or apartment every year and I actually loved the greatest challenge of all: designing and decorating, and being able to turn it back to the way it was at the end of the year. It was really important to me to have my personality in the room as much as I could, without getting a bill at the end. So I was really excited when I found Devine Color + Target and I knew it would be the perfect solution to decorate a dorm room on a budget and have it be removable when it’s time to move out!

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Weekend Recap – October 2

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It’s officially fall in Michigan! The temperature finally dropped to below 70 this weekend and I grabbed the first opportunity to whip out my trench coat and brown riding boots. Yes, I was a little toasty but totally worth it because fall is my favorite time of year. The one thing I don’t like about fall is the season allergies, which is why I laid on my couch for most of Saturday but Sunday I was feeling better to catch my brother’s football game and get out for a little shopping!

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Five Fall Movies to Watch This Weekend to Celebrate Fall

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Nothing gets me more excited for fall than when the weather cools down, I can grab a slice of apple pie and my fuzzy socks and enjoy one of my favorite fall movies. I made some sunflower butter cookies today since I miss peanut butter cookies so much, but a peanut allergy kind of gets in the way of that. Everyone else is out at the cider mill today too (I live right down the street from one) but a gluten and apple intolerance also gets in the way of that…so sunflower butter cookies and movie day it is!

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Weekend Recap – September 25

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It is hotter than hell in Michigan this week – the leaves are still changing colors but it doesn’t feel like fall when I have to leave the house in shorts and flip flops. Thank goodness the heat is supposed to break later this week, I’m ready to break out my Hunters and my wool sweaters. And the cider, of course! I swear, if I could find some where fall existed year round, I would move there in a heart beat. After all, life starts all over when it gets crisp in the fall…

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