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From technology to personal updates, here are all the articles that just don’t ft anywhere else.

Thank you Dove for sponsoring this post. How do you define #RealBeauty? Apparently I have a lot of television shows to catch up on! I recently hosted an Emmy’s watch party with Dove and a few of my closest friends, and I thought I was up to date on the hottest shows available. Think again, Julia! There were so many amazing looking … Keep reading…

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Slowly but surely, I’m carrying less in my daily purse. I just can’t handle the weight on my shoulder. Aging is so fun, right? Regardless of bag, I have a few purse necessities. No, I’m not talking about my phone or my keys or stuff I actually need, but those items I think I need and feel like I need but technically … Keep reading…

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Happy Sunday! How was your weekend? What were you up to? Go anywhere fun? I’ve had a pretty fun last couple of days myself. I spent my weekend celebrating Loufest VIP-style thanks to my dear friend Kelly who had an extra ticket and local company Jord who invited me to its pre-party at Fauxgerty in the CWE. Between the sparkling water and … Keep reading…

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Truth time: Things have been intense lately. From the shock of an unexpected layoff to the exciting fear of a sudden career change to the general stress of my semi-annual post-cancer checkups, I’ve been feeling extra anxious. And when I feel anxious, at age seven or twenty-seven, I turn to Disney. Whether it’s coffee in my Alice in Wonderland mug or watching … Keep reading…

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Anyone else feeling a little scatterbrained? Here’s what I’ve been day dreaming about… GLORIA JEAN’S // The perfect blast from the past When I was a teenager, I worked at White Oaks Mall in Springfield, Ill., for many years. I started as an Auntie Anne’s pretzel girl and moved to the lower level shortly after to join Hot Topic, where I stayed … Keep reading…

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