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The Umbra Starfish Hair Catcher = Hair-Free Drains

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I ordered two Umbra Starfish Drain Covers from Amazon (here) when I was about seven months pregnant. Once baby Iva reached four months, I wasn’t able to run my fingers through my hair without several strands falling out. Since then, I’ve been leaving a trail of hair where ever I go and I tend to…

Love Online Shopping? You Need An Ebates Account

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How Does It Work? Ebates* is super simple: 1 – create an account through the website (it’s free) with your email and password 2 – select the participating online store you want to shop from (you have to click the retailer link on the Ebates website first, you will then be routed to the online…

Binge-Worthy Shows For The 30-Something Woman

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Outlander (Romance/Drama) My favourite from this list – I admit I am obsessed with this show. Based on a series of fantasy-romance novels by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander being the first book), this series tells the story of Claire Randall, a married English World War II nurse vacationing in Scotland with her husband. While there, she…

My Fall Morning Routine

· A few simple pleasures help me start the day off right! ·

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During the work week, I’m up before the sun and have very little time to enjoy all the luxuries a beautiful fall morning has to offer. However, I always take the time to enjoy a few simple morning pleasures. Snuggling in Bed (it’s not what you think!) I need to savour my last few moments of peace and comfort before rolling…

My 7 Year Wedding Anniversary

· Where has 7 years gone? Time definitely flies when you're having fun! ·

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October 10th, 2016 marks 7 years of marriage for my husband and I. This day always brings back memories of the full year of wedding planning it took to put that day together, the sleepless night before the wedding and all the laughs and tears of the day itself. I love the fall and I wanted…

Yes I’m Pale and No, I Don’t Need a Tan

· I don't want a tan. Get over it. ·

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This post is a bit of a rant for us pale-faced ladies who are bombarded each summer with comments like “You need some sun girl!” I understand that North Americans are obsessed with bronzed skin that browns like a Thanksgiving turkey, but I was not born with the tan gene. I was born with the…

My First Post – Welcome to Blush & Pearls!

Ok, so I decided to start a blog. I was spontaneous for once in my life and took the plunge. It started out as a fun idea, and within a couple days I had purchased a website hosting plan and selected a domain name. Then the fear set it. When am I going to have…