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February Book Report

A shorter month, but that does not mean less books! With the trips to Denver and Vegas I took this month, I had plenty of time to kill in airports and hotels, which I did by reading. Once again, I am so grateful for my new Kindle! It’s small, compact, and long-lasting battery. It’s been great for travel.

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Dr. Jart, It's Skin, & First Aid Beauty TJ Maxx Haul

Recently I discovered the r/MakeupAddition and r/SkincareAddition subreddits and well, it’s not been good for my wallet! I saw what people on SkincareAddition were getting at TJ Maxx, and lo and behold, there was some good stuff. It had been a while since I had been to TJ Maxx. Now that I know what to look out for, I was ready to make a trip out there again!

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January Book Report

New Year, new reading challenge! While I started off strong, my book-reading tapered off towards the end of the month. I got kiiind of absorbed in phone games, rediscovering my love for Candy Crush and finding a new obsession with Wordle. My goal next month is to read when I get the urge to game or watch Youtube!

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December Book Report

This month I tried to continue to read books instead of go on social media. I wasn’t as successful as last month (re-downloaded some social media apps, eek), but I still read a good number of them. I also started a bunch of books but didn’t end up finishing them, so you’ll probably see them next month! Here’s what I’ve finished so far:

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November Book Report

This month I read a lot of books! What motivated me was to scroll less on social media, and to read more books during that time instead. I also started listening to more audiobooks while going on walks and doing chores. Finally, I joined our neighborhood book club which motivated me to read even more! As a result, I consumed a LOT of books, which I’ll share with the following rating system:

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Jessica's Home Office Tour

I waited to share pics of my home office until after our new floors and windows were installed. It was dark and dingy in there before, but now everything is bright and light, the perfect energizing work environment!

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What I Learned from The Home Edit

Have any of you ever seen or heard of The Home Edit? They’re a badass team of (female-led!) organizing experts that completely transform people’s homes. My friend Justine gave me their book a while ago and while I loved reading it, my obsession with The Home Edit (THE) didn’t fully kick in until I watched their Netflix show: Get Organized with The Home Edit.

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Best Essential Oils For A Diffuser

Shortly after moving into our new home, I bought a diffuser. I wanted to try using a diffuser because I hoped that the scents would permeate and last longer than burning a candle. A diffuser’s smaller footprint also appealed to me - rather than buying candles that take up space, all I’d need is another small bottle of essential oil.

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Our Harry Potter Themed Media Room

It’s show time! The media room was THE first room that I wanted to work on after we moved in. I so desperately wanted to feel “at home” in this new house, and for me, what brings me comfort is watching TV. As a result, the media room was first priority. No joke, a week after moving in, we started painting the walls of this room BLACK! Cue “Paint it Black”… :musical_note:

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DIY Peel & Stick Wallpaper Application

I am currently remodeling our powder room with HB, and one thing that I really wanted in this bathroom is a cool, fun, bold wallpaper. After ordering samples of the wallpaper that I had shared in my mood board, I chose the black and gold print for one reason: it was easier to apply on the textured walls. You can barely see any bumps under the black wallpaper, whereas the white paper showed the bumps in high relief. As a result, I ordered 3 rolls and started the project with much hope.

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