Charlotte

The mall that time forgot

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shopping

If you grew up in Rockland County, NY, in the 80s like I did, then you have at least heard of the Nanuet Mall, or, as I now like to call it, “the new old mall”. Last weekend I had the chance to do some holiday/personal shopping with my mom and I couldn’t help but [...]

#CelebrateInStyle event with Single Edition Media

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Elizabeth Arden

It’s funny how different things can look when you are the one behind the scenes. Kind of like a fashion show. The models always look so poised and perfect when they walk down the runway; one might never suspect that just moments before show time they were poked, prodded, nipped, tucked, and touched up. I’ve [...]

How to succeed in blogging without really trying

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blogging

I hate to break it to you, but the truth is, blogging requires discipline, hard work, and commitment. And unlike the chick in the picture above, most bloggers (ahem) often don't have time for sunhats, manicures, and effortlessly sexy one-shouldered men shirts and shaved legs. But because so many of us are swimming in unanswered [...]

Hemp Helps review and giveaway

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bracelets

You may not already know this from reading my blog because I tend to keep my personal spending habits out of the picture, but I’m a bit of a shopper. I’m trying to wean myself off the habit, but I love a sturdy vegan handbag (my all-time favorite personal obsession), seasonal shoes, and comfortable and [...]

That time I nearly fell off the treadmill

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gym

Not a good look for me, I thought as I pinched the excess skin around my midsection. How long had I let this go on? All those nights on the couch with Bravo and Buster. Thankfully I’ve always been a walker. My lack of car and genuine love of fresh air/frequent strolls throughout the day [...]

The renovation of a relationship

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couple

Over the past few months, I’ve watched a home on my street undergo an extensive makeover and expansion. It received a new deck, elegant windows, fresh siding, and a newly paved driveway. It was hard not to notice the flurry of activity as insides were gutted and a dumpster collected the remnants of what was. [...]

Mad Leaf review and giveaway

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Mad Leaf

I recently heard about a company called Mad Leaf and was so incredibly excited when they agreed to a giveaway on my blog. Not only are their shirts adorable and super comfy, they are eco-friendly, too. All shirts are made of organic cotton and recycled polyester made from plastic bottles! I’m also super stoked to [...]