DIY Homemade Winter Bath Salts

One of the easiest ways to practice self-love is to do kind things for your body. I’ve loved baths since I was a little kid, and they are still one of the best ways to rejuvenate, relax, and recharge. Perhaps it’s the process of being still for an extended time, or maybe it’s all the little extras (the candles, the chill music, the bath salts, the plush clean towels), but taking a leisurely bath is one of life’s true simple pleasures.

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Shame is 2 Sizes Too Large

I recently headed to my local JCPenney store to take advantage of their winter clearance sale and snag some new sweaters. 

I thought my current sweaters were simply wearing out and stretched.  I thought their casual shape was just baggy, and I felt uncomfortable wearing them, and I wanted to get some new ones to replace them.  I grabbed my size (an XL) and headed to the ladies dressing room hoping I could dive in without anyone seeing me and telling me I was in the wrong area.

I made it in without incident, but was immediately disappointed: the XL was like a dress.  The sleeves were nearly 8 inches too long and the whole garment just bagged off of me. What the hell?  XL was my size.   

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The Christmas Day Hike

The holiday season is for many people a time of to-do lists, hurrying from store to store, buying and wrapping presents, and the chaos of planning a family get together.  So many folks get exhausted by all of the errands, planning, and family time. While thereโ€™s nothing wrong with all of the normal holiday business, this year, Iโ€™d like to encourage you to add a new tradition to your celebration: the Christmas Day hike.

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7 favorite menswear blogs 2019

I’ve learned almost all I know about mens style and fashion from internet mentors. I started my style journey around the same time that menswear blogs hit the scene in the late aughts. I learned the difference between preppy and streetwear, vintage and luxury, budget watches and heirloom timepieces. I’ve synthesized information from the world wide webs to form my own style, but I’m never done learning.

I want to share some of my favorite resources. These are the sites I visit frequently to get tips to beat the summer heat, apartment decor, cocktail making, and mens fashion and style. These writers are constantly inspiring me in all ways to improve my life, both inside and out. If you’re learning to dress better, these sites will help guide you in the right direction.

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