Monthly Archives: September 2015

Can You Guess My Costume?

Above are the basics for my Halloween costume. Do you think you know what my costume will be? BTW, I couldn’t turn down the $2 burlap coffee sacks as Sarasota Architectural Salvage. They’d just gotten a huge shipment in and … Continue reading

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eShakti Makes My Favorite Dresses

All dresses should come with pockets. It’s such a big pet peeve of mine – I’m wearing a dress and now I have to carry a purse everywhere I go, even if I just want to carry my phone, because … Continue reading

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September Is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Last week, a friend from high school lost his 16-year-old daughter to suicide. In a moment, she was gone. I keep trying to come up with the right words to offer comfort, to tell him and his wife that they … Continue reading

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Pretty Spooky 4-Piece Happy Halloween Welcome Box – FREE to New Maven Subscribers

Create a killer Halloween look with Julep’s new Happy Halloween Welcome Box. This 4-piece box includes three can’t miss Halloween polishes and a gel eye glider. You can snag these spooky treats for FREE when you join Maven, Julep’s beauty … Continue reading

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A Break From Reality

I’ve spent my lunch breaks this week walking around the lake next to the office. It’s full of turtles, fish and the occasional alligator, and it’s a wonderful break from reality. The trail, paved with wooden decking and edged in … Continue reading

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Le Tote Subscription Box No. 3

My third Le Tote box has come and gone. For the first time, one item didn’t fit. But it happened to be the one item I picked out myself after nixing one of their curated choices. But I only did … Continue reading

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Ombre Nail Look Tutorial and Free Welcome Box Offer from Julep

Note: I love the ombre effect on my nails … but mine are currently far too short to do myself. So … I’ll let Julep do the work for me. 🙂 This post contains affiliate links. Ombre isn’t a new … Continue reading

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Madame Ladybug August Subscription Box Review

The August Madame Ladybug subscription box has arrived. In September. This will be my last Flo Control box from the company. I paid $15 a month for the service that delivers period supplies along with treats and pampering gifts. Why will … Continue reading

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The Joys of Halloween

Since college, I have been a bit obsessed with Halloween. You’d think it would have started as a kid, but then I was only obsessed with the candy. Once you can no longer (really) go trick-or-treating, you have to come … Continue reading

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Death of a Shipwreck Survivor

Rest in peace, Dennis Hale. Last week, the sole survivor of the Daniel J. Morrell shipwreck passed away at age 75. In 1966, in Lake Huron, the Morrell sank, leaving four men clinging to a lifeboat, hoping for rescue. Thirty-eight … Continue reading

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