Weekend Reads
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Weekend Reads

are you putting up your tree this weekend? Today is Small Business Saturday and I usually celebrate it by offering a gift guide of items made by small businesses.  However, I encourage you to not sit on your laptop today but head out to a brick and mortar establishment in…

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Thankful
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Thankful

This month last year I quit my job to blog full-time. I was excited, terrified, clueless. But I believed in my writing, my ideas, and this community and felt it could work. And if it didn’t work, well I had made enough contacts that after a year I could try…

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Weekend Reads
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Weekend Reads

Yesterday we got a new mattress; we upgraded to a king-sized bed. I never wanted a bed that big, I heard the superstition that big beds cause divorces. However, as we get older we have different sleep patterns and find a bit of space prevents one another from waking up.…

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Gift Guide: Alison’s Favorite Things of 2018
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Gift Guide: Alison’s Favorite Things of 2018

Inspired by Oprah’s Favorite Things, below is a list of things I absolutely love and have made my wardrobe, skin, or life in general better. While this is a blog that focuses on style, I think that extends past the wardrobe, dressing table, and medicine cabinet. This list of my…

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My Experience as an Election Judge (AKA Poll Worker)
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My Experience as an Election Judge (AKA Poll Worker)

Every time I went to vote in an election I wondered about the people working at the polling station. I recognized many from my community but didn’t know how they got that job so I did a bit a research. The role in my county is called an election judge,…

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Recent Raves
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Recent Raves

I gotta admit, things have been hectic and I’m behind on blog content. So instead of a fab outfit or a carefully curated capsule wardrobe, here’s a list of things I’ve recently purchased that are worthy of a mention. I will be back to regularly scheduled content very soon! Earlier…

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Weekend Reads
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Weekend Reads

Last week I shared how I was in the New York Times and why I chose to be titled Mrs. in place of Ms. In the words of a very wise woman, that reasoning was “lamesauce.” Women have worked so hard to have a title available that doesn’t define them…

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Weekend Reads
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Weekend Reads

Last month Lizz Schumer from the New York Times gave me a call and we chatted about capsule wardrobes and business casual dress in the workplace (see below). At the end of our chat, she asked me what courtesy title I would like as the Times still uses prefixes (Mrs,…

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