Come shopping with me (Old Navy will buy you a dress)

So, Old Navy is awesome and sent me a coupon for a free dress – AND one for a friend. And I absolutely cannot pick which friend I should give it to. So I’ll make you pick for me. Here’s the deal – we have to take a photo of ourselves in our new dresses…

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Ballantyne Goodwill: A great new place for bargains

I’m not a Goodwill shopper. Mostly because I’m not a patient shopper. I can’t stand stores like TJ Maxx or Marshalls simply because you have to really invest some time and energy into finding good clothes. I much prefer Express or Old Navy or somewhere else that knows what I like and has it in…

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MAC Cosmetics. Salon East 316. A girl’s dream day.

I have a confession to make. I’ve pretty much been using the same makeup brands for as long as … well, for as long as I’ve been wearing makeup. I was hanging out with Amy one day and she commented that every time she smells Cover Girl powder she thinks of me since that’s what I…

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A New Look: The Hair and the Blog

  I’m not the only one who got a new look today. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably seen that my blog has a new look, too. Take a look around; make yourself at home. Kick your shoes off and grab a beer if you want. 2011 was a great year, and a bad year,…

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Action 9? Better Business Bureau? All I know, is don’t trust this woman with your items …

On October 8, 2009, I dropped off several items to be consigned with It’s a Bridal Thing. At the time, it was located on 7512 E Independence Blvd, Suite 104, Charlotte, NC 28227. I spoke with the owner, Sonya Fogle, and she agreed to sell three items for me: a wedding dress, a veil, and…

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The best coffee mugs ever …

So, I kind of want to go on and on for a while about my coffee addiction. But that’s not the point of this post, so I won’t. Just know that I have one. And part of having one means that I am very particular about the type of coffee mug I like to drink…

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We loved each other. We annoyed each other. We held each other up. We made each other better.

The day after Bin Laden was killed, I was reminiscing about life when I was a newspaper designer. Since then, I’ve been reminiscing hard core about those days. The reason it’s on my mind is because a few former colleagues are planning a reunion, and I’m designing a digital commemorative newspaper for the event. So…

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Updating style (new hair!)

Going to see my favorite hairstylist Tommy soon, and so I was inspired this morning to look at some new hairstyles. Of course I want your opinion! This is my hair now: Here are the styles that caught my eye:   They’re not dramatically different – I’m not in the “whole new look” mode, more…

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Smooth, bare and apparently laser hair removal *can* be affordable

Colleen told me once that every time she hears anything about a new hair removal treatment, she thinks of me. Because, she says, inevitably I will try it and, if I can rope her into it, make her try it too. And she’s totally not wrong. When it comes to hair removal, I’ve pretty much tried…

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What happens when a friend lets you take over his condo

This wasn’t an inexpensive project, by any means. But we did a lot of shopping around and found just the right things at times for just the right price. Here’s a breakdown on what was purchased and where: = New couch was a Crate and Barrel find on Craigslist for $350. It belonged to a…

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