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New Mexico

When I was 24, I joined the ranks of the travel industry. I wanted to get out and see the world and the only way I could think to afford it was to become part of the industry that promoted the one thing I wanted to do! While it didn’t pay well, the fringe benefits […]

How I Lost My Summer Fashion Sense

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Back in the Spring, I applied to and was accepted for the Aventura Ambassador program, which basically meant I could wear and talk about clothes that are supposed to be comfortable and eco-friendly. I was selected with some of my other favorite bloggers like Jessica, Alissa, Deborah, Tracy, and so many others. What an amazing group of […]

Show & Tell Tuesday: Episode 9

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This week, I’ve got something HOT to show you and it’s all because of a book I’m reading. It’s called “Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?” (Answer: yes). So as I’m going through every single corner of my house, I’m asking some hard questions and coming up with some easy answers: IT’S GOT […]

Show & Tell Tuesday: Episode 8

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You guys. This is my EIGHTH episode. Another five episodes and it will be like I just filmed a major network series while I sit and anxiously hope it gets picked up as a mid-season replacement. (Note to entertainment network executives: My agent is, um, on vacation so you can send all your inquiries directly […]

Men Can Be Eco-Friendly-Fashion-Conscious Too {Giveaway}

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Last week was supposed to be my all-male review. In other words, I had posts specifically geared toward men or the men in your lives. With Father’s Day coming up (and my husband’s birthday just after Memorial Day), the timing couldn’t have been better. I got some cool men’s stuff to show off and my […]

Good Things Come in Pretty Packages

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The older I get, the more I appreciate the finer things in life. And by things, I mean material things. I’ve never been a brand name girl, mainly because I couldn’t afford it. And then when I could afford it, I couldn’t escape the idea of value. I couldn’t imagine paying $100 for a purse when […]

Eternally 30

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If you could freeze time at one certain age, what would it be? Or have you not reached it yet? I can remember reading one of Sylvia Browne’s books (yes, for whatever it’s worth, I’ve read many of her books) where she described what she knew heaven to be like. I can’t remember the specifics […]

Well, I went to a garden party

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You’re probably way too young to remember the sounds of Ricky Nelson singing about going to a garden party. But anytime I’m invited to something that even remotely resembles a garden party, this theme song echoes through my head. Ironically, the song isn’t so much about a garden party but about the price of fame. […]

Aventura Clothing Spring Style Challenge (or how I scared my fashion sense)

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If you were to look in my closet at any given time, here’s what you would typically see: black, white, brown, gray, and jeans (you know, for color). I have the occasional red or purple shirt but they’re guaranteed to get pushed to the back of the closet. I go with my standby. My norm. […]

As I Get Older

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A few months ago, I was hopping on an airplane to fly somewhere and I took my aisle seat. I looked over and saw a rather good looking guy sitting in the window seat. I was feeling pretty put together. Hair was done, makeup applied, and my best jeans on. I’ll admit, I wondered if […]

Blogmas 2013: Don’t Fence Me In

It’s the last day of Blogmas! That’s right. It’s Day Five of Blogmas, where I bring you the best blog posts of 2013 according to you! If this is your first time here, you’ve got some catching up to do. On Monday, I picked my 20 favorite posts from all of the submissions. On Tuesday, […]