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The Story Behind Lipstick & Ink®

The Story Behind Lipstick & Ink®

On this day four years ago, my day started off as any normal Saturday in January. Little did I know, it would be the day Lipstick & Ink® came to be - a day that would change me forever.  Leading up to January 13, 2018, I had experienced an action-packed few...

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2021 Recap: 6 Reflections from the Year

2021 Recap: 6 Reflections from the Year

As I write this on the last day of 2021, I find myself wondering how we’re already here. Another year passed, another on the horizon. I remember my high school Algebra teacher once saying how as we get older, the years seemingly go faster. She wasn’t wrong. I take...

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2020 Reflections: A Year We’ll Never Forget

2020 Reflections: A Year We’ll Never Forget

Every NYE, I like to take a moment to reflect on the year, to acknowledge my growth, to accept what didn’t go as planned, and to appreciate the life I am creating. I like to write these in my journal, as well as post them to the blog (as I did in my 2019 and 2018...

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What We Learned in 2020

What We Learned in 2020

Living through this year has been challenging on a number of levels. There’s no doubt about it. Between the pandemic and the upheaval of our lives that’s come along with it, to the racial injustice many of us had our eyes opened to, to the ongoing political strife and...

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Life Lately: Volume 10 – The Book

Life Lately: Volume 10 – The Book

BACKSTORY Since starting Lipstick & Ink, I’ve been able to reconnect with my inner writer, the part of me I suppressed for the majority of my 20s. You see, I’ve considered myself a writer since I was able to pick up a pen. And I’ve wanted to be an author ever...

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The Perfect Midwest Getaway: Mackinac Island

The Perfect Midwest Getaway: Mackinac Island

  Note: We took our trip to Mackinac Island during the COVID-19 pandemic and have been asked a lot if it was safe to visit. For the most part, we thought it was pretty safe. At the time of publishing this post, all shops require masks to enter and most...

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