As a bleach blonde, I’m often prone to having yellow tones in my hair. Purple shampoo has been a lifesaver the many years I’ve been coloring my hair blonde. But, sometimes purple shampoo is too harsh on my hair and just isn’t enough to get the job done. I was super intrigued when I received the opportunity to try Bond Angel Thermal Blond Anti Frizz Leave-in Spray. Though it’s a brand I’m unfamiliar with, the claims it made for blonde hair really interested me.

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I love memoirs. Even if I’m unfamiliar with the person prior to reading their memoir, I always find the story of someone’s life fascinating. If it wasn’t intrusive, I’d ask everyone what their story is and listen intently as they told it to me. There’s just something special about hearing others’ experiences and either learning from them or matching them to your own.

Just like all of us, Tanya Marquardt has her own unique story to tell.

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The mid-twenties to early-thirties is a confusing time. Some of us may be looking for homes in Indianapolis, while the rest of us don’t exactly know what we’re looking for.  If you fall into the latter category, you may be suffering from a quarter-life crisis.

I’m possibly the least qualified person ever to give advice on quarter-life crises seeing as I’ve been going through one for the last year or so.

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*This post was sponsored by BrandBacker on behalf of Lypsyl.  I was provided Lypsyl product in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own. 

According to Farmer’s Almanac, we’re in for a rough winter. And while the bitter cold might make for a white Christmas, the cold temperatures will have an awful effect on our skin and lips. Whether Farmer’s Almanac ends up being right or not,

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I LOVE cute socks. When I go to Target, one of the first things I do is hit the sock department.  That’s why I’m excited about recently having the opportunity to try Chrissy’s Knee High Socks.

With over 600 styles, Chrissy’s Knee High Socks has a large collection of cute, colorful, & decorative knee socks for all ages, genders, and occasions. You can even customize your own socks for sporting events,

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Note: I am not a psychiatrist nor do I play one on t.v. so please remember that my advice is just advice and should be followed at your discretion. If your feelings of sadness go beyond just a funk and at all resemble depression, please seek out professional help. 

No one is happy 100% of the time. And really, it’s delusional to expect yourself to be because sometimes life just SUCKS.

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If you’re somehow unfamiliar with ghosting, consider yourself lucky. Ghosting is the act of disappearing on someone you were dating, talking to, or in a relationship with. It occurs when a romantic prospect or partner decides to cut off all communication with the other person. Sometimes, you can see it coming while other times it happens when you least expect it.  Regardless of how or why it happened, there’s no denying that it’s an inconsiderate and cowardly way of ending things.

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The Nick Box is a quarterly subscription service full of all things Nick nostalgia. Whether it be a plush of your favorite 90’s Nick character, apparel that allows you to cosplay them, or coasters in the shape of Rugrats, The Nick Box is full of fun, nostalgic, and sometimes useful items.

The Nick Box first debuted in the summer of 2016 and has created four fun-filled boxes since.

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When some people think of Chippendales, they think of attractive men mindlessly dancing around wearing nothing more than briefs and a collar bow tie. But, the Chippendales experience is sooo much more than that! After attending a Chippendales show in Indianapolis earlier this month, I have newfound respect and admiration for the Chippendales men.  Don’t get me wrong, I love eye candy just as much as the next girl, but the men who make up Chippendales have a hell of a lot more to offer than a pretty face and perfectly sculpted abs.

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Hello and welcome back to my thoughts!

Today, I have a new makeup review to share with you brought to you by Covergirl! As a CoverGirl Insider member, I was given the opportunity to try CoverGirl’s newest product, 

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If someone told you that you could make extra money online, what’s the chances you would believe them? Naturally, you would probably be a bit skeptical and/or fearful that you would fall into a scheme. And while there are many schemes out there that you should be wary of, there are also some easy and safe ways to earn money online. Unlike most schemes, none of these methods I’m about to reveal to you require your credit card number or other super confidential information.

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Christmas is quickly approaching and while I’m not exactly ready for it, I am ready for Hallmark’s traditional Countdown to Christmas!

If you’re unfamiliar, Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas is an annual original holiday movie marathon that takes place on the Hallmark Channel & Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Each year, Hallmark transforms into a 24-7 original t.v. movie channel that provides us with an abundance of original Christmas movies.  

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If you’re the type of person who loves The Walking Dead and/or would celebrate Halloween year-round, Zombie Burger + Drink Lab is your kind of food joint! Although I’ve visited Zombie Burger once before, I recently made another visit that reminded me why I love this restaurant so much!

Other than the food, one of the best things about Zombie Burger +Drink Lab is the ambiance. When you arrive at the restaurant in Des Moines,

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Once, I shamelessly sent a text to a guy that said, “Show me your soul instead of your selfies.”

As expected, he quickly replied with a confused “Lol…what?!”

Although my text might have been worded strangely, or maybe was just plain weird, my underlying message still stands. I wanted to see more of him, but what I wanted to see had nothing to do with his looks.

I wanted to know his biggest secrets,

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Anyone who knows me knows just how much I love my cat.  My cat, Pandy has been with me for nearly 10 years now. Yes, 10 YEARS! At 9.6 years old, he’s technically already considered middle-aged and when he turns 10 this upcoming March, he’ll practically be a senior citizen.

Thankfully, my cat seems to be aging gracefully. He’s playful, curious, and still relatively active for his age. However, just like with people,

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As a blogger first and an influencer second, I’m always looking for information that will help me master the art of influencer marketing.  And, let me tell you… there’s A LOT of information out there. Unfortunately, not all of the information is accurate, helpful, or easily accessible. That’s why I was intrigued when I heard about Joe Sinkwitz’s (the CEO of Intellifluence) book on influencer marketing. The Ultimate Guide to Using Influencer Marketing is for the newest and even the most clueless bloggers,

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blog anniversary

July 29th, 2018 marks the two year anniversary of my blog. It’s crazy to think it’s been two years since I nervously hit that publish button for the first time. I’ve really stepped out of my comfort zone since then. This blog has given me the courage to open up in ways I’ve never imagined. You’ve seen my vulnerable side through posts about getting ghosted and finding ways to be happier.

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