2020: Learning from the Past Decade as a Blogger
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2020: Learning from the Past Decade as a Blogger

We just survived a decade where we decried those who like simple pleasures in life to be “basic bitches.” Street style took over where looks were graded less on fashion and more on uniqueness. We one-upped one another with how much of a quirky unique special snowflake we were at…

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Buying My First Nespresso Machine
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Buying My First Nespresso Machine

Many years ago, I won a Keurig coffee machine through a blog giveaway. It was too tall for my counter and I immediately sold it on Craigslist. I saw it as a sign, we didn’t need a coffee machine, we were just fine with our French press. I then had…

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Weekend Reads
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Weekend Reads

While I begin Weekend Reads the day after the last one is published, I wait until Friday afternoon to write this blurb at the top.  When I started a draft for this post to start dropping articles I found this week, I figured I’d write about the end of a…

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I’m Not a Carrie, I’m a Jo
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I’m Not a Carrie, I’m a Jo

    “Omigod Alison, you’re SUCH a Carrie.” It was 2000 and I stood in the circle of store manager friends at an Express district meeting, wearing the brand’s black microfiber bootcut pants and matching longline blazer with a large pink fabric peony pinned to my lapel. I wore it…

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Weekend Reads
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Weekend Reads

The holiday rush is over.  The seasonal sponsored posts and gift guides have been published, the gifts have been purchased. My daughter finished her last day of school and doesn’t return until next decade.  We have our traditional Christmas Eve and Christmas Day family activities and even booked a little…

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Weekend Reads
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Weekend Reads

This was a week of Adulting with a capital A. If you follow my Instagram Stories you know last week I was struggling with healthcare. Thanks to the Affordable Healthcare Act (AKA Obamacare), since I no longer work for a company, I am able to get my family insurance through…

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Weekend Reads
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Weekend Reads

Cyber Week may still be going strong, but I chose to not share sales this weekend (except one exceptional one below in my Weekend Reads) so you could get a palette cleanser. While this is a fabulous season for shopping, there’s more to December than gifts and holiday outfits. And…

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Celebrating #GivingTuesday with My Favorite Organizations
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Celebrating #GivingTuesday with My Favorite Organizations

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world today, December 3, 2019, and every day. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this…

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