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{Confessions of a Product Junkie}... spend $ to save $$$

It's been forever since I posted a Confessions of a Product Junkie post, but don't think that means I'm a reformed product junkie!  I still love products, and today I'm sharing a way for you to get the most from your products.

No matter how much I spend on the product, it makes me so mad when I see all the product left at the bottom of a bottle, or other type of container.  Now, if it's a tube the solution is easy.  Cut that tube open, and you can probably use it for days...just put it in a zip lock until you've actually used it all.

If it's in a hard container, that option isn't possible, but here are 3 products you need in your life that will solve that problem.  These products may be available lots of places, but I got my at The Container Store, so I've linked to their website.

This "large" mini spatula is great for your foundation bottles, eye creams, serums, etc.  It even has a handy little side portion for getting under the lip of…

Montreal & Quebec City {Day 4}

The fourth day of my trip was dedicated to Quebec City.  The historic part of Quebec City (Vieux-Quebec), is divided into to parts... Upper Town (Haute-Ville) and Lower Town (Basse-Ville).  My hotel was in the upper town portion, so I explored it before heading to the lower portion later in the day.

Basilique Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec was my first stop
Then I stopped at a Christmas store located just across the street where I selected the QC ornament that I was buying for my travel tree.
I wondered around the curvy and very hilly streets The Historic District of Québec is a UNESCO site. Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is the most photographed landmark in Québec City. I really wanted to join the esteemed list of guests who have stayed here including: The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, QEII, Prince Grace, as well as FDR & Winston Churchill who met here in 1943 and 1945 for two wartime conferences, but I never really found a price less than $400+ a night. There is a boardwalk …

Montreal & Quebec City {Day 3}

Day 3 began with a taxi ride to a downtown Montreal car rental.  I was ultimately headed to Quebec City, which is about a 3 hour drive, but I drove on about 30 miles northeast of the Quebec City to see some sites first.

I was a little nervous about driving this on my own.  (I don't think I've mentioned it, but when the trip was booked, I was going with my friend Abby.  A few weeks after we booked our trip, Abby was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  She spent the summer doing chemo, and wasn't able to make the trip.  She was greatly missed, and not just on the drive!).I was nervous about driving because all the signs were in French rather than English, and once I actually got on the road and saw lots of signs like this, I was nervous about hitting a moose!
I drove up to Cote-De-Beaupre first to the Basilique Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré.
It is named for Québec's patron saint (the mother of the Virgin Mary). More than 1 million pilgrims come each year to this region's most famo…