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Beauty

Shop the Sephora Beauty Insider Event

Shop the Sephora sale with my must-have beauty pics.Ever since I swore off clothes shopping for the year, I’ve gotten a bit more into beauty products (I had to funnel all that energy somewhere). So today, I’m giving you a peek inside my medicine cabinet so you can stock up on a few of my tried-and-true favorite products during the Sephora Beauty Insider Event.

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DIY

DIY Moon Phase Pumpkins

Paint these cute white pumpkins with phases of the moon for a spooky but chic front-porch display.
Painting pumpkins is far superior to carving them, in my opinion. There’s virtually no mess, and there’s no danger of cutting one’s finger on those stupid little serrated blades that come in pumpkin-carving kits. Plus, the possibilities are endless.

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Lifestyle, Travel

One Year in Seattle

IMG_0576It’s official: I’ve lived in Seattle for a year. I arrived just in time for the bleakest winter on record—that’s over 44 inches of rain and only nine sunny days from October to March—and spent the first few months hunkering down, decorating my new apartment and DIYing well into the long night.

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Food

Blood-Red Cinnamon Pomegranate Shots

Get the recipe for these blood-red cinnamon pomegranate shots—perfect for serving at your Halloween party. Halloween isn’t really my jam. I love how excited other people get about the holiday, but as someone who generally enjoys whimsy and charm much more than haunt and horror, I usually spend October looking beyond the 31st and into the holiday season to come.

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Food

Cornbread Cake with Homemade Honeycomb

Get the recipe for the perfect naked cake for fall: a cornbread cake topped with cinnamon buttercream and homemade honeycomb.I have all my best ideas when I’m lying in bed at night. After I’ve brushed my teeth and just before I nod off, things just come to me: outfit ideas, prospective DIY projects and, most recently, this cake. Maybe I hadn’t eaten a proper dinner and was subconsciously in need of a midnight snack or maybe the sweet tooth fairy just paid me a visit. Whatever the reason, this confection appeared fully formed in my head so I dashed off a quick iPhone note to myself and fell fast asleep.

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