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New and Improved Shop Pages

March 5, 2015

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You know that little menu item up there at the top navigation area that says “shop”? Well, it’s been a little neglected for a while and I decided it was time to take charge and make it awesome the way it should be.

Rather than just having one big collection of items I’m currently loving or shopping for, I thought I’d make things a bit easier for you and create mini-shops based on categories I think you’re interested in. Now, in addition to the main shop page, I also will be curating pages for the following (all which can be found under the “shop” tab in the top navigation)…

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10 Ways to Look Taller

March 3, 2015

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Confession: all of my life, I’ve wanted to be tall. When I was little I was obsessed with being 5’11” and had high hopes of at least being 5’8″ since my mom is 5’7″ and my dad is 6′ and kids usually end up somewhere in between their parents’ heights, right? Well, wrong. Thanks to years of gymnastics, I landed solidly at 5’4″ and that is that. I now live vicariously through my super tall husband—for all who have ever wondered, he is 6’9″—and rely instead on heels and sneaky tricks to make myself appear less short than I am.

As it turns out, there are all kinds of simple tips to look taller, and (bonus!) none of the ones I’m sharing today involve wearing uncomfortable heels. How great is that?

If you’re already tall, feel free to skip this post or copy the link and send it to a friend. If you’re short (or average height) like me, read on!

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Getaway Giveaway

March 2, 2015

3/3/15: MAJOR UPDATE!!!! We’ve upped the ante and are now giving away $1,000! Visit my Instagram to enter to win. What do you have to lose, right?

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Got a case of the Mondays? Well, don’t fret…I’m about to make your day SO MUCH BETTER. I never thought I’d do one of those loop giveaways, but the idea of not doing this one felt cruel. I mean, I’m pretty sure all of you could use a sunny vacation during this chilly winter, right?

That being said, I’ll get right to it…I’m partnering with 9 positive, inspiring, uplifting women to bring you an epic giveaway—a $750 Southwest airline voucher! swing by my Instagram today to enter to win. You definitely don’t want to miss it ;)

Also, let’s dream a little…where would you go if you won the voucher?!?

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March Book Club: More or Less

March 1, 2015

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March absolutely snuck up on me! But alas, it is here, and that means it’s time to move on to our next book—one that is very much in line with my word of the year. The book I’ve chosen is called More or Less, and it’s a book about having enough, sharing with others and choosing excessive generosity. Sounds pretty amazing, right? From Amazon…

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Happy Weekend: 10 Links I Love

February 27, 2015

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Can I just say that this is quickly becoming one of my favorite series to do? I’ve gotten wonderful feedback from so many of you on these simple weekly links and it makes me happy that you love learning, reading and discovering as much as I do!

What are you up to this weekend? I’m kicking things off with a girls’ night out tonight. Brian is such a good sport about it and always eager to be home with Jack so I can get some quality, distraction-free time with friends. I love him!

Oh, and if you’re in San Diego and free on Saturday, be sure to swing by the Solly Baby Warehouse sale tomorrow. I’ll be there with my friend Jacqueline—definitely say hi if you see us there!

Now, for some favorite links…

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Quick Poll on Style Photos

February 26, 2015

Have a minute? I’m considering making a change regarding my style photos and wanted to gather a bit of input before going for it. It’ll only take a minute…here goes…

Which type of photo do you prefer (or do you not have a preference)? Let me know in the comments section!

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