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Black+Decker Drills

When I was in the market for a new bed I also knew that it was high time to ditch my current bed frame, it was a behemoth and took up WAY too much space, and after toying with several ideas I decided on going with the simplest approach possible – repurposing some old pallets that my family had laying around.

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Gift Ideas for Dad

My dad and I never really saw eye to eye growing up. He loved to be outdoors, I preferred to be inside working around the kitchen with my mom or playing video games. He loved waking up early, I did (and still do) despise it. He drank coffee from sun up until sun down (usually in a thermos or insulated cup of some sort), and I swore I’d never drink coffee – silly me. 

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Scout on Market

The busiest week in Louisville officially begins tomorrow and for many that means ironing out those final details for Kentucky Derby outfit(s) – myself included. I teamed up with I.W. Harper and Scout on Market to score those last minute essentials for what’s sure to be one of the most busy, yet fun weeks I’ve had in awhile. 

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Baxter of California Spring Update

Spring cleaning is officially in the air, and I’m not just talking about your house, closet, and car (yes, I very seldom clean my car out, and I suck for that.) I’m also referring to your skincare game. I’ve teamed up with Baxter of California to share how guys (and gals) can and should switch up their skincare regime as the weather shifts. What’s good for your skin in the dryer months is more than likely not going to cut it now that the weather is warming up, the sun is going to be out, and your skin is going to be more oily instead of dry.  Personally, I keep the same face wash throughout the year, but I change up my toner, moisturizer, and any masks that I may use as the weather starts to warm up. Why? Because I have combination oily/dry skin. If the warmer months it leans more towards the oily side, where as in the cooler months I’ve got some dry patches.  The moisture heavy products I use to keep the dry spots at bay would aggravate any/all oily spots I have, and vice versa. It’s important to keep things like this in mind as…

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Mont Blanc Legends

When I was younger I was all about the fruity, light, airy scents, but as I’ve gotten a lot of things have changed (like drinking bourbon instead of vodka and not plucking my eyebrows) – my preferences in cologne included.  I now gravitate towards the richer, woodsy scents – especially anything that includes sandalwood or cedar notes, which meant that when I received the latest scent from Montblanc a few weeks back I instantly fell in love with this woody aromatic fragrance. 

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