Category: Lifestyle

What I Wore: Working Out

Fitness and Wellbeing Lifestyle

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 my lower abdomen to protrude too much.  After having Emerson, I felt there was no hope.  I lived in control…

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Weekend Reads

Lifestyle

It was a bit quiet on the blog this week because I had the big web conference for my contracted work.  I have a bit more next week but in general, it's over and I can get back to being Blogger Allie.  Well, not quite.  I am writing two proposals to companies for a bit more side work, but it's more closely aligned to the blog. While the blog is…

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Weekend Reads

Lifestyle

I'm writing this from the front porch of a house in Lewes, Delaware. I'm on a long weekend getaway with three dear friends. Yesterday I had to put in a few hours for the contract I am on, this morning I'm finishing up this post and the one for Monday so I can completely unplug through Sunday. I went to bed thrilled for the Washington Capitals who won the Stanley…

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My First Designer Bag

Lifestyle

My dad died in March of 1998. I was working as an Assistant Manager of an Express, my sister was still in college. It seemed that spring was just about trying to function. We needed so many copies of his death certificate to deal with student loans in his name, cars in his name, medical bills in his name. To be honest, I don’t remember much of that period of…

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Life After Quitting: Mid-Year Review

Lifestyle

Taking my daughter to school is the best part of my day. It’s something I never was able to do until I quit my job and something I didn’t even think would be so special for me and for her. I get home from the gym and have about 20 minutes until we have to leave for school. I brush her hair, make sure she properly brushes her teeth, make…

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Weekend Reads

Lifestyle

I mentioned in a previous Weekend Reads how I am working on a contract associated with my old job. It's been a blast working with old coworkers and on a project that addresses such an important topic. However, it's crazy to spend five hours writing about capsule wardrobes and then switch gears and edit a Powerpoint dealing with recovery. But I feel so lucky to be able to be doing…

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Weekend Reads (and the best sales of the weekend)

Lifestyle

The end of the school year is coming, which means lots of activities, permission slips, and scheduling for school and activities. Yesterday Emerson had some event at school where she was a dance captain; parents weren't able to watch but from the moves she kept practicing to Beat It, it looked like a giant flash mob. Wish I could be a fly on the school multipurpose room wall! Karl's been…

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2018 Reader Survey Results

Blogging Lifestyle

A few weeks ago I started an anonymous survey to gather feedback on Wardrobe Oxygen. This data helps me understand what you, the dedicated readers of Wardrobe Oxygen like, dislike, and desire from this site. I do a survey like this almost every year and the responses really help me understand you and better tailor the content to your needs and interests. I always love it when blogs do surveys…

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