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    Click to watch my annual vlogmas series, which we call “Kristmas”! Above is the linked …
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    Prime Day has become one of the biggest online shopping events of the year ouside …
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  • Jet-Set
    – Or, How Not to Lose Your Shit in 10 Hours – Dreaded and feared, the longhaul flight …
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  • Decor
    When our kitchen faucet finally broke (hip hip, hooray!)…I decided to condense the myriad …
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  • Sparkly CD Clock

    Nicola of Canadian-based GEEKWARE does something pretty interesting. She transforms obsolete electronic and computer equipment into fabulous accessories for yourself or your home, and does it all by hand.

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    Making an Easy Tres Leches Cake

    I'll admit, the idea of baking just about anything other than a refrigerator cookie threatens my continence. But there are actually some things you can bake with nothing more than simple ingredients, a hand mixer, a spatula, and....lots of milk. Follow along with tons of step-by-step pictures as a visual guide to making a tasty Tres Leches cake!

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    Sparkly Gift Ideas for $50 or Less, Vol. 1

    Part 1 of an exciting treasure trove of finds, perfect for the upcoming gift-giving season. Browse for inspiration, or when you're totally stumped on what to give your boss/in-law/cousin/PTA mom/colleague/acquaintance/dentist...Read on for photos, prices, and links!

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    Women and Sparkles: A Love Affair

    What is it about sparkle that captures the female attention so much? Read on to find out!

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    Britney Spears – 3 – Music Video

    Watch Britney Spears' video, "3"!

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    Don’t Be Late, Glitterati

    I know it’s a little early to be thinking about New Year’s, but if you start making your plans now, you’ll have a much better night than all your friends who scrambled for plans at their buddy’s-neighbor’s-cousin’s-coworker’s house.  Trust me, that’s never a good time. While you’re planning, why not plan your outfit?  My psychic senses are tingling, and they are forecasting not silver this holiday season, but GOLD.  It’s fabulous.  It’s warm.  Why look like the ice queen in…
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    Pretty, Shiny, Sparkly New Blogname!

    Welcome to the new domain! “Pretty, Shiny, Sparkly” pretty much encompasses everything about what I am drawn to.  Sparked by a recent conversation in which I was asked: How did I became so darn girly when I have such a tomboy of a mom? (Love ya, mom!) The truth is, I have no idea. At best, I guess I could thank Disney and their princesses for time-warping me into adventure after adventure. (Upon leaving the movie theater as a girl,…
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    A Very Merry Half-Birthday

    Greetings, all! Today is my half-birthday. When’s yours? Hope you all had a fun October 31st! The pic above is of the pumpkin I carved (and H designed) sort-of last minute last night, so I called it the “quick & dirty pumpkin.”  It also happens to be white (my personal favorite), which in my opinion is much scarier than your average orange variety. He was only out for one night, but that didn’t stop us from ooh-ing and aah-ing outside…
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