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with Kristen

I'm a mother of five, a bargain hunter, a recreational comparison shopper, and always trying to make more time - for me and for you, too. On this blog I'm sharing my favorite tools and finds to help make your work-life juggle a bit easier.

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Signs of spring

Categories: Beauty, Fun stuff for grown-ups


Spring is such sweet, sweet relief. No more slushy boots, no more icy roads.

I’ve put away my nice warm boots and I’m back in Converse (photo from So is the teenaged assistant at the kids’ karate class, which worries me: do Converse bridge the generations, or is one of us off our mark?

I like the Burt’s Bees tinted lip balms: I keep one in my pocket and use it like regular chapstick, but I like the little bit of color. When I bought the Sweet Violet (photo from, I’d expected a purpley color for fall—but it’s more of a lilac-pink, perfect for spring.

Target has a line of Method soaps done in Orla Kiely patterns. Orla Kiely patterns make me crazy with love; I wish I felt the same about Method soaps. But when the soap is used up, the dispenser can be refilled with different soap!

Sally Hansen nail polish in Lacey Lilac (photo from I’m linking to Amazon because I’m using their photo, but I bought mine at Target. I love this color. It’s definitely spring-like, but it’s subtle: I’d wear it to work.

SEED TIME! I have some marigold seeds started indoors, and Paul has been getting the ground set up for planting sunflower seeds soon.


Are you seeing signs of spring?

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4 comments so far...

  • Converse definitely bridge the gap. My daughter loves them and plans to wear them to her wedding (she’s 10) and I have lots of friends who wear them. I don’t because I have ouchy feet but I’m often tempted by a cute color like AQUA!!!! I recently found a lilac pair for Sky at Burlington Coat Factory for $12 - SCORE!

    Amanda  |  April 24th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

  • Converse bridge the generations! We’re still cool! (which means I wear them often).

    Jess  |  April 24th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

  • FWIW, I still wear Converse like those you have pictured (pink) and I am much older than you.

    Why don’t you like Method soaps? I’m upset that Target used to have a line of Up & Up Method type soap and they quit making them. I’m fussy about hand soap. I hate when it’s too drying, I don’t like too flowery and I won’t use antibacterial. Fussypants.

    Shelly  |  April 26th, 2013 at 1:00 am

  • Shelly- The Method scents always bug me, for some reason. I’ve tried half a dozen, and I always first think I like them, and then after awhile I’m washing it off of me or wishing I hadn’t used it on the counters or whatever.

    swistle  |  April 26th, 2013 at 1:02 am