We may be weeks away from true autumn temperatures but I’m ready for the hot lattes and thick tights and ample plaids of autumn. You too? Great! Because this month I’m giving away one $50 Starbucks gift card to help you find your favorite fall feelings. You aren’t required to use it for pumpkin spice, but it’s obviously the best option available. … 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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Chocolate, coffee, cocktails, crafting… If you’ve read this blog before, you know these things tend to top my constant list of favorites. It should come as no surprise that I hunted down some java and chocolate to pair with my booze at the recent blogger Handmade Holiday Cocktail Party. I play Holly Hostess as often as possible, but my list of cocktail … Keep reading…

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Can you believe it’s going to be Monday? I’m not sure where the weekend went. Let’s recap the favorites. It’ll make me feel like I accomplished more. Sales at Ann Taylor LOFT. 40% off the entire store? Including sale items? There will be a post about my spectacular new shift dress (sneak peek on my Instagram feed…!) coming soon. Building a work wardrobe … Keep reading…

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