Charlotte

Turning back time with Platinum Skincare

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I was not compensated for this post. I received Platinum Skincare products in exchange for this review; all opinions are entirely my own. If you met my mother, you’d have a hard time believing that she’s an active 70-plus-year-old. NO WAY, you’d say. Uli? The woman who does yoga, takes hip-hop classes, and has punched through [...]

grateful list 7/22/16

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After an eventful evening of grocery shopping last night it dawned on me that I honestly had no idea what day of the week it was. This week completely got away from me—but sometimes that’s a good thing. I’m dealing with a personal family issue that’s been occupying a lot of my head real estate [...]

On weddings

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 I'm not a conventional girly girl by any stretch of the imagination. All of my childhood memories involve dirt, adventure, and trouble and I've never had much use for dresses or frills. I distinctly remember a moment when my mom forced me into a hand-me-down dress and the fuss I made before leaving the house. [...]

Mid-July grateful linky

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“It’s like walking into a mouth.” Pretty accurate description of the outside world and some of the first words I heard this morning as I snoozed and listened to the radio. This week went by quickly and to be honest, I’m kind of glad it’s over. I have some exciting things to look forward to [...]

Give your boobs a lift with Upbra (review)

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I was not compensated for this post. I received an Upbra in exchange for this review; all opinions are entirely my own. Is there anything worse than bra shopping? I mean, aside from bathing suit, jeans, and shoe shopping? And yes, I realize I’m in the minority where that last one is concerned. I’ll be honest—I’d [...]

What it really means to be a Phish fan

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I had no idea what to expect when I first walked through a crowded Pepsi Arena in Albany, NY. I was barely 20 years old (fall of ’98? ’99?), and I felt like I was walking through a carnival. What was this place? Where did all of these people come from? And where had they been all [...]

Summer wellness comes in a #BabbleBoxx!

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This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media. All opinions are entirely my own. Summer has always my favorite time of year—not only because the days are longer and sweeter, but also because it’s a season to get out there, be active, and social. And who wouldn’t want to spend as much time [...]

Black and blue

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“The world is on fire… it’s more than I can handle.”* I decided not to participate in today’s grateful linky because my heart is heavy. I find myself struggling to come up with things to say, much less a list of what I’m grateful for, if I’m being honest. I can’t fathom how someone would [...]

The science and art of happy

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I had a late-night sobering thought the other day while brushing my teeth, a time I tend to be accosted by life’s big ideas. It was about impermanence and happiness and I found myself wondering if I’m doing all that I can to achieve life’s bliss. I realized that I put a lot of stock [...]

July linky

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Happy Friday! Each week Lindsay of The Flynnigans, Krysten of Why Girls are Weird, and I host a linkup featuring our grateful lists from the week. If you’re looking for some writing inspiration or just want to participate in the fun, pull up a chair and join our linky—we’d love to have you! Here’s my grateful list of [...]