Lifestyle

Create Some Cozy: The Hygge Way

Hygge (hoo-gah) is an old Danish concept that helps Danes get through their long, dark winters. Anyone besides me feeling the effects of winter: actual, political or otherwise? Yeah, I thought so. Fret not my lovelies, Hygge and I are here to help you make it through.

Roughly translated as coziness, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people.…

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Beauty

Trade Up With Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant

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Years ago, I fell in love with the book Creating a Charmed Life: Sensible, Spiritual Secrets Every Busy Woman Should Know. Written by Victoria Moran, this how-to for living an enchanted life has been a major influence on the woman I am today. With 75 easily digestible chapters, the book has given me many ways to effortlessly lead an easier, more fulfilled and more delightful life.…

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Lifestyle

Take A Moment For Self-Care Every Day

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This post is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Vaseline. All opinions are my own.

The world is a tough place these days and getting tougher all the time. Now, more than ever, it’s really important to take a break and take special care of the most important person in your life. You. I used to think of self-care as taking a whole day or a whole week to shut the world out and pamper myself.…

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Project: Patranila

Missing In Action

Hello Lovely! It’s been a little quiet here on The Patranila Project for the last few weeks and I’ve missed you! The final weeks of 2016 were hectic for me in a variety of ways. Some good and some, not so much. I suppose we can all lay claim to a hectic existence at some point in life so I won’t bore you with all the details but suffice it to say, things are back on the slow road to normal.…

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Featured

Body Positivity By Swimsuitsforall & Aqua Cycle

Body positivity. We hear the term a lot lately and I wonder, what comes up for you when you hear it. I automatically imagine plus-sized women marching through the clothing aisle, gleefully flinging skimpy outfits to the side as they sing an ’embrace your curves’ medley. OK, maybe that’s the musical theater version of it (which is odd because I don’t like musicals) but whatever the image in my head is, it’s definitely comprised of women who are all plus-sized.…

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