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Back to College Must Haves

It’s that time of year again where we trade pools for planners, tanning for textbooks, and sunglasses for studying. It’s back to school! Whether you are a freshman or a senior, it’s time to double check if you have everything you need for the school year! When I was going into my first year of college, I dusted off an old suitcase and was ready to jam it full of things I would need for college. I had no idea where…

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Lifestyle

Blogging Break

Hey guys! You may have noticed that Carchellany has been on a bit of a hiatus, but don’t worry we’re back! This was an unplanned break, but hey, life happens right? We decided to focus on the things in our life outside of social media, which included: moving, graduating, and having babies (It’s a girl!). Enjoying the moments and people in our life is so important, so when they call for extra attention, we’ve got to listen up! We still…

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Perfect Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Idea

In case you haven’t heard, Mother’s day is just around the corner! So, let this be your warning: Don’t forget to do something special for her because we all know she deserves it! Every year, around Mother’s Day, I think, “How can I spoil my Mom, make her feel special, but stay within my budget?” My thoughts usually lead me to crafting! (I mean, I’ve been doing that since I was 5 and she has always seemed to like it, so…

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Beauty

2 Minute Contouring Routine

When I’m getting ready in the morning I try to take as little time as possible, so I can sleep as long as possible. So, having the perfect hair and makeup every day is hard to achieve. The more I learned about makeup, the longer it took me to get ready, because I was trying a bunch of complicated techniques. I wished there was a way to get the look I wanted without spending so much time on it. So…

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Food

My Top 5 Whole30 Go-To Meals

Whole 30 Sweet Potato Sliders by Carchellany

Everyone knows diets begin on Mondays. Something about Mondays, a new week, and a clean slate make it the ideal day for fresh thinking. Well, that and the regret you’re feeling from eating non-stop all weekend! I think that it might actually be a law that diets must begin on Mondays, and if you happen to cheat on your diet, you obviously can’t start over until it’s Monday again! No one ever said, “It’s Thursday, I think I’ll start my…

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Travel

Top 10 Sites and Secrets of Oxford

When I was originally planning my trip across Europe, Oxford never entered my mind. The goal of my European adventure was to see as much as I could on a shoestring budget. To do this, I put the word out on Facebook to all my friends and family that I was headed to Europe and any connections that people may have for a place to stay over there would be appreciated! I then received a message from a relative that…

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Food

Slow Cooker French Philly Sandwich

Slow Cooker Roast Beef Sandwich by Carchellany! Easy recipe with loads of flavor!

Whenever I see roast beef on sale, my mind immediately goes to your standard crockpot roast beef and mashed potatoes dinner. It’s simple, fast, and tastes delicious. Now, while I love that meal, it can start to feel a little tired and ordinary after a while. So, I began to think, what else could I make with roast beef? My first thought was of sandwiches (they are my favorite food!) I love going to a restaurant and getting a French…

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Traveling Turkey Tips

When traveling to Turkey there are so many things to do and places to see that it is hard to figure out where to start. After traveling all over Turkey, I compiled a list of my favorite things that I did while I was there. Here are my top picks from the list that allowed me to visit amazing landmarks while truly experiencing the Turkish culture. Explore the Hagia Sophia The Hagia Sophia is an architectural wonder that is rich…

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Food

Show-Stopping Recipe for Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Scrambling last minute to find a recipe to make for Easter? We have a great one to impress the relatives, both adults and kids alike, carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting! Say that ten times fast! They are simple, quick, and absolutely delicious!   There are a few details that I should run through quick before we get down to the nitty-gritty. When baking carrot cake, many recipes call for finely shredded carrots. If you have a food processor attachment, it will do…

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Beauty

Eye Make-up Do’s and Dont’s

    For the most part, we all do our make-up in the morning before we head off to our busy days. Whether it’s in the office or out with friends, we want to look lively and awake, despite the fact that we really needed an extra 10 minutes…or 10 hours of sleep. However, the way we apply our make-up can cause us to look more tired than we actually are. Eye make-up is one of the main things we…

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