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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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Top Reflections of the Decade

Top Reflections of the Decade

The last few days of December has always been a time I genuinely look forward to. After all of the holiday festivities and quality time with family and friends, I typically find myself back at home, able to pause and reflect on the last year. It’s so important to set...

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