Category: personal life

A New Love and Second Life

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“Can you list these items on Freecycle?” my mom asked, pointing to a pile in the corner of her living room. After 40 years in my childhood home, my mom has downsized to a townhome not far from where I live. Downsizing of square footage means downsizing of belongings; my sister and I have been assisting with listing items on Craigslist and Freecycle, sending things to Community Forklift, and scheduling…

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The Limited – The End of an Era

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When I started middle school, I suddenly realized my wardrobe was woefully inadequate. In a much larger school with kids from several feeder schools from across the county, I now was in class with kids from different types of neighborhoods, different income levels, and different senses of style. In elementary school, it was more about wearing something fun or colorful. Middle school, it wasn’t good enough to wear your favorite…

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A Belated New Year Post…

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I didn’t recap my outfits. I didn’t share the best swag, the best buys, the best beauty of the year. I didn’t do a blog in review (though there’s a draft version I chose not to post) and I didn’t write about my goals for the New Year. I didn’t because every time I felt false and hollow. I’ve felt false and hollow for a few months now. I’m not…

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24 Years Ago Today

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24 years ago today my friend Adam called me up and asked if I wanted to go to the movies with him and a bunch of friends. This guy Chris would be there, and he thought Chris and I would be a great couple.  I said yes, but I didn't have a ride.  He told me our mutual friend Shawn would pick me up, but he had to pick up…

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Me, Myself and Pottery Barn

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Mail order catalogs were my JAM in middle and high school. I obsessed over the Speigel catalog’s home décor section. When I grew up I swore I’d have a breakfast nook with a pink table, pink café chairs, a pink fan light, pink coffee maker, and pink microwave just like I saw in Speigel. But when Pottery Barn came on the scene, my tastes changed. While Pottery Barn has been…

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My Fellow Americans

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If you didn't vote early, get to the polls today and exercise your right to vote. Those before us struggled for us to have this right.  If you're not sure where your polling place is, visit Vote411.org and enter your address.  Think because you're not in a swing state your vote doesn't count? WRONG. So stop reading blogs and scrolling through social media and truly make your voice heard!…

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Happy Halloween!

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Hope you had a fun weekend and enjoy this evening!  Our town has a costume parade every Friday before Halloween.  This year we dressed as a family when Emerson decided she wanted to be Wednesday Addams.  Karl had the nickname Lurch when he was a teen so it was a given who he would dress up as.…

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What I Wore: Outside my Comfort Zone [Sponsored]

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sparkling Ice. All opinions are 100% mine. Before Emerson was born, Karl and I used to do a lot of outdoor activities together. We bought ourselves a tandem bike and would ride for hours. We'd do yoga at the lake. We had a pair of kayaks and would take them out to a local reservoir many an early weekend…

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