Stronger
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Stronger

Brand trips are one of the coolest parts of blogging… but can also prove to be one of the most stressful. You know you will be photographed the entire time so you want to dress well, represent the brand well, and look polished. You also have a packed itinerary; some…

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In Direct Sunlight
Lifestyle

In Direct Sunlight

Gosh I used to hate when Karl would take photos of me in direct sunlight. You could see every roll, and often the seams of my Spanx. Karl took this while I was waiting for my Uber to take me to the Washington Post to see Robin Givhan interview Derek…

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Delaware Beach Trips: What I Packed, What I Wore
Lifestyle

Delaware Beach Trips: What I Packed, What I Wore

Last month I spent almost a week in Lewes, Delaware with my three friends. We stayed in a house in downtown Lewes, walking distance to restaurants and shops, a short drive to the Lewes shore. This past weekend I went to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware with my sister, mom, and daughter…

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What I Wore: Working Out
Health and Wellness

What I Wore: Working Out

I have never liked my belly.  I always felt it was too big.  In high school, I starved and purged until I was under 100 pounds but I still had a pooch. In college, I would do hundreds of crunches and live off canned tuna and vodka but still found…

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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale: My Picks Under $100
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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale: My Picks Under $100

Y’all know I love Nordstrom.  Great selection of brands and price points, free shipping and returns at any price point, and amazing customer service.  The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is going on now through June 3rd and it’s big.  Like over 17,600 items just in the Women category big and awesome…

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Before and After: Six Months with Elite Technique
Health and Wellness

Before and After: Six Months with Elite Technique

A couple weeks ago, I shared my workout journey. At the beginning of December, I signed up with Elite Technique, a personal training gym in Beltsville, Maryland. I had come to love my body, all 200+ pounds on a 5’3” frame. Since having my daughter almost a decade ago, I…

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My Workout Journey
Health and Wellness

My Workout Journey

I ached all over. Maybe it was my pillow. Maybe we needed a new mattress. I wasn’t sleeping well, and even if I did get more than five uninterrupted hours I still was exhausted the following day. I had quit my job, but my life hadn’t really changed. I still…

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Caution, Steep Grade Ahead
Health and Wellness

Caution, Steep Grade Ahead

I love this text exchange between me, my sister, and my mom. It really sums up who we are, our relationship, and our attitude about life. Things go wrong. Things get sad, or bad, and dark. We fall into pits of despair. And then dammit, we find a way to…

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