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
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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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The Best Raincoat for Every Situation
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The Best Raincoat for Every Situation

Each spring I am drawn to all the pretty lightweight coats and jackets… but so few of them are actually practical. Living on the Eastern Seaboard of the USA, spring means April showers (and March showers), blustery days, and the need for wind and rain protection. I shop for Emerson…

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Enter Witty and Poignant Title Here
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Enter Witty and Poignant Title Here

I have two bags I use on a regular basis – my ALLSAINTS tote and my Dagne Dover backpack. I keep them in the dining room so it’s easy to switch between them. The rest are upstairs in my closet, I bring them down and fill them from the bag…

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In Repair Mode
Health and Wellness

In Repair Mode

The biggest reason I quit my job was to save myself. I once wrote in my journal that it was like living in a Plexiglass box. You know how Plexiglass gets yellowed with time, gets scratches, goes cloudy? My Plexiglass box was letting me see life, but I wasn’t really…

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