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3 Steps to Thoughtful Gift Giving

This tree needs some presents under it!

Last night I was sitting on the sofa and looked up to see my pup Lilly laying under the Christmas tree. I thought, "Aw, that's so sweet!" until I realized it also looked like she was pointing out the obvious: I have yet to get a single gift wrapped and under the tree! It's already mid-December and I have barely scratched the surface on purchasing gifts for this year. It's like she's mocking me. The past few years this has happened (one day Continue Reading

Let it Go

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Again, blown away by the kindness I've received recently. I hope my posts aren't coming off as super depressed or anything. I KNOW I'll be okay - it's just this in-between period that has me questioning myself and everything around me. As Amy Poehler said: "Imagine spreading everything you care about on a blanket and then tossing the whole thing up in the air. The process of divorce is about loading that blanket, throwing it up, watching it all Continue Reading

Unrooted

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I hate to admit it, but I feel like I've been operating in a haze for the past couple of months with the divorce. (Those words still want to make me vomit.)  It's been a month since everything was finalized and I've been grappling with personal identity big time. The word I keep coming back to is unrooted. What's in a name? Every time I go to fill out my name or sign something or give my email address, it's inevitable I'll get it wrong. Continue Reading

Seeing Spots with Carmakoma and Gwynnie Bee

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Not sure what is up with my recent nostalgia with clothes, but between the pleated skirt and this polka dot sweater dress, I am channeling my mom circa the early 90's hardcore. (And yes, this is a GOOD thing!) There are polka dots. And it's a sweater knit. And it's something I swear my mom wore in the early 90s. And I love it SO.MUCH. I thought it would be a 100% disaster on me, but I just had so much fun wearing it that I forgot about the Continue Reading

Pleats, Please

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Say what?!? I'm wearing PLEATS and a VEST and it's AWESOME! I received two packages at my door recently - 1 from Gwynnie Bee (my poor postal workers - I know they must hate me always making them come to my door for a Gwynnie Bee drop off OR pick up) and 1 from Eloquii. I love Eloquii, but I hadn't ordered anything from them recently as life in turmoil meant shopping was not on the top of my mind. Plus, I'm on the cusp of their sizing, so Continue Reading