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Makeup Expiration

I don’t buy near as much makeup as I used to, and as a stay at home mom, I don’t even wear it every day, so I don’t keep huge piles of cosmetics around. But I feel like I never remember when I bought my last, say, tube of mascara, or how long I’ve had that particular lipstick or whatever. I may still be getting use out of a product that’s been in my drawer for a while—but how old is it really? When, exactly did I open it? Does it smell weird now? Maybe…but I can’t always tell because sometimes new makeup smells weird to me. With cosmetics, I feel like it is important to ditch the old stuff (especially anything that goes by my eyes) before it gets past its prime and starts turning funky or something.

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Organizing: A Treasure Bowl

As the mother of a four year old boy, I am—like many others—constantly dealing with clutter, toys and little found bits and pieces lying around the house. Leaves, rocks, shells, acorns and other natural finds are brought in from outings and walks and deposited here and there in the house. Many people would probably throw them out at the end of the day, but I am a sentimental person, and I don’t want to just throw all of his ‘finds’ out.

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