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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Keeping healthy, loved, warm and cool

Some of my favorite things from last week: Breakfast with Joy Bauer: From her 3-day detox diet (which is awesome, by the way! I lost 7 lbs. I loved it so much I ran out the day after and bought her “Your Inner Skinny” book.) This shake is 3/4 cup almond milk, 1/2 banana, 1…

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What’s in your beach bag?

Some of my summer favorites, thus far: Neutrogena Ultimate Sport sunscreen: My friend Brian suggested I get this when I complained on Facebook that the Coppertone I was using was really heavy and greasy. He was right – I love this new stuff. It’s so light and sheer I almost forget I’m wearing it. But no sunburn!  Apple…

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Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

Let me start with two facts: 1) I live in the Bible Belt. 2) My former job (as an editor) dictated that I take special care not to offend anyone. Taking number 2 into account, I have been surprised to hear the majority of store clerks using “Merry Christmas” as a greeting as I’ve been…

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Chris’ apartment update

Shopping is so much fun when you’re spending someone else’s money. It’s even more fun when the someone else has total trust in your taste and ability to coordinate pieces and find the right prices. I’ve been in Athens, Ga., this week helping Chris decorate his apartment. As you’ll see from my previous post, we got…

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Tips for Amy in NYC

My BFF since 3rd grade, Amy, recently received a spot in a hot blogger calendar and will be in NYC next month for the photo shoot. Yay Amy! I can’t be there as I will be in Vegas celebrating Susan leaving her 20s. I’m no expert to NYC by any means. But it is one…

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Walking in a New Yorker’s shoes

I looked out the window Tuesday morning – on my second full day in NYC this trip – and it was raining. Ewwww, I thought. Who wants to do sightseeing in this weather? But I didn’t want to miss out on seeing anything. So, after an extra long session in the (indoor) workout room in…

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