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Cutting the Clutter: Let it GO!

Cuting the Clutter...let it go!

Happy Friday all! Lately, life has been so busy. We took a trip up to Upstate NY to visit my family and scout out our wedding venue. It was so amazing for all of our family to be able to see the place where we’ll be getting married! Lately, I’ve been trying to declutter our house like crazy. Not sure what it is about winter that makes me want to get rid of a bunch of stuff and declutter, but lately u have been cleaning our closets left and right. It started in our bedroom. I went to pull out

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Chic & Cute: Halloween on a budget!

Cute Chic Halloween Decorations| Keep it Real Clean

Okay, I warned you all. Keep it Real Clean has officially undergone the Halloween/Fall takeover. First it was pumpkins, now its halloween decorations. I am not messing around. Last year, I decorated for Christmas…barely, but I felt like that was enough because we had really just gotten our house together. This year. No excuses. But, then again, I am not a full on bloody guts and gore kind of Halloween decorator. Not only am I not interested in that…um, hello? In my kitchen? Unnecessary, but I also still want to keep up with my regular decor. I like to keep

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Clean those brushes…Naturally!

Clean Your Make Up Brushes Naturally  Keep it Real Clean

So, fall. I’m not sure about you all, but there’s something about fall that makes me NEED to clean. Okay, yes yes Spring Cleaning…I know, I know. Everyone is all about that, but there is something about the fall that makes me so happy to be able to spend a Sunday with a crockpot cooking away and me knee deep in a pile of clutter to sort through. This past weekend, I decided to sort through all of my make up and chuck out a bunch of stuff. While I sorted through about 84 lip smackers (yes, I know…whatever, I’m

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Back on track: Getting motivated!

Getting motivated!

Ohh this is awkward. Remember about a month and a half ago when I came back after an unexpected hiatus? And remember when I said, I was back and ready to go? Eh, turns out I hadn’t gotten it all out of my system just yet. But, now I’m back! This summer has been kooky. I was thinking once fall got under way and we got back into our normal swing of things I’d be back and ready to go….but it turns out the fall is looking just as busy! We are super fortunate to have good friends living nearby

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Life Lessons Lately: Enjoying the little things.


Hi friends!! Summer time is the best time. Honestly, can we just have summer forever? I’m not sure if its because this winter was so cold, or if its because we’re getting closer to our wedding, whatever it might be I have been just loving this summer so much. We had a super busy few months February to June. It made for a crazy Spring, but it has also made for a lovely July. Our calendar had been packed, but July has truly been lovely. Yes, we are still busy, but busy with great things…Ugh, cocktails at the beer garden?

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What to watch or read: Catch up!

IMG_8226 Happy Tuesday! Hope all of you are having a great week so far! This week is just as busy as last for me, but having this weekend to somewhat decompress really helped me to get ready to take on this week much more prepared than last week.

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Starting the Day right: Set up a morning routine for success!

Starting the Day right: Set up a morning routine for success! | Keep it Real Clean Good morning!…I hope? I know. Mornings can be so rough. For the first year or so when I started my job I had almost a 2 hour commute every morning. It was hell. It also meant that I would basically wake up, throw myself in the shower, get dressed and run out the door.

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Friday Faves: Ways to bring on Summer

Travel Essentials | Keep it Real Clean So last week I decided I was OVER winter….Over shoveling the sidewalk, over slipping everyday on the way to work, and over freezing my face off every day. Um, no thanks. Over it. In order to lull summer in I decided to just pretend it was summer and basically, it worked. You’re welcome. 😉

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Colleen O'Connor - Keep It Real Clean

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Hey! I'm Colleen and I'm a healthy lifestyle blogger living in Philadelphia, PA. Join me on this adventure to lead a healthier lifestyle including clean eating and fitness, all while enjoying the real world!

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