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Start 2017 off lovely with a FREE Fresh Start Kit from Grove

I don't know about you lovelies, but one of my 2017 resolutions is to really whip this house into shape. That doesn't just mean peeling wallpaper and painting walls (though there's plenty of that to do), but it also means keeping it spic and span. And who's going to help me? Why, Mrs. Meyer's of course.

It's no secret that I'm a Mrs. Meyer's cleaning product hoarder collector. Her hand soap brightens up every bathroom sink in the house. I can't remember the last time I used any other counter spray or dish soap. And my under-the-sink cabinet is well-stocked with Mrs. Meyer's scents for every season. (A girl's gotta have her seasonal cleaning fragrances, you know?)

For a long time, I've wanted more from the dear old Mrs. Meyer's. Like, something not just for my kitchen counters and dishes. Something for me. And a while back, I chanced upon a special edition peony hand lotion. It smelled soooo good—just like the cleaning products. And oh! How it moisturized my hands and arms with just a pea-sized dab.

But that's it. That's the only time I came across lotion from Mrs. Meyer's.

Until now. Mrs. Meyer's now offers hand lotion.

And for new customers, Grove is offering a special offer that includes not only a FREE hand lotion in the scent of your choice—but also a bunch of other FREE products worth a $40 value!

This hand lotion is only available at Grove Collaborative and supplies are limited, so don’t wait! You must try it and find out why I'm so devoted to Mrs. Meyer's.

Here’s what new Grove Collaborative customers get with their first purchase of $20:
  • Free Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap*
  • Free Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap*
  • Free Mrs. Meyer’s lotion*
  • Free Grove Collaborative Enamel Cleaning Caddy
  • Free Grove Collaborative Walnut Scrubber Sponges 
  • Free shipping

*In the scent of your choice!

Here’s how it works: 
  1. Sign up for Grove Collaborative here. You will receive the Fresh Start Kit for free when you sign up! If you’re already a Grove customer, you’ll receive a Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap for free with your next order.
  2. Answer 4 quick questions about your home that Grove Collaborative will then use to customize your first basket -- this takes under 30 seconds!
  3. Once you’ve answered the questions, you can finalize your basket of products to suit your household needs by adding or removing items.
  4. To receive this offer, your order needs to be a minimum of $20. Choose the combination of products and scents you love and receive in your first box.
  5. You made it! Click Finish & Pay and place your order.
  6. Tip to save: Once you’ve submitted your Grove order, you’ll be signed up for the free 60 day VIP trial. For 60 days, save even more with free shipping, free gifts, price matching, exclusive sales and personal service. 

Please note that Grove currently does not ship to Canada, Hawaii, or Alaska

Kits are limited and this deal expires Tuesday, January 17, 6pm PT!



DIY Cat Barrier for Under $100 (See-Through, Climb-Proof, and Too-Tall-To-Jump)

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I'm going to write-up a separate post about some of the solutions I've tried, how they worked, who they worked on, and what I'll be trying next. But in this post, I wanted to share the main 'piece de resistance' of having both cats in my apartment: an un-climbable, un-jumpable, see-through barrier to separate Cotton and Dahlia.

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Pencil It In | Working the Pencil Skirt into Your Work Attire, Including 25 Examples with Do's and Don'ts

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Sarah, a reader, recently emailed me asking about how to style a pencil skirt for her "somewhat casual, somewhat professional workplace full of fashionable co-workers."  She's been lusting after pencil skirts at several stores, but been hesitant to purchase one for fear of looking bad in it and not knowing what to wear with it.