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Tart Cherry & Coconut Granola

I may have already mentioned this a bazillion times this week, but guys! TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY!!! TOMORROW MISS LONGBOTTOM TIES THE KNOT!!! Things are looking good around here: That giant red spot that was maybe sunburn, maybe a pimple? Gone -- chased away with an aggressive combo of aloe vera and Queen Helene's scary, green mask-stuffs. After several scary day dreams and few night ones too, my bridesmaid dress has been altered, picked up, and it fits! It's 100 degrees outside so I'm … [Read More]

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