Much like a marriage isn’t about the wedding and dating is more than the individual dates, the greatness of a relationship and the quality of the gifts given are not one in the same. That being said, my now-husband skipped our first Valentine’s Day and it broke my little nineteen-year-old heart. We had a long-distance relationship for a few years while Lance … Keep reading…

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You don’t think about the importance of stylish outerwear until you need a coat and the only ones you can find do nothing but hide an otherwise exciting outfit. No? Just me? Since more is more, I like a jacket with pizzazz. Patterns! Details! Pockets! And I’ve been impatiently waiting for more chilly weather so I can wear this leopard topper again. … Keep reading…

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Like countless others, I am on the Clinique Black Honey bandwagon. It is such a flattering shade. For years, I’ve been buying it at Sephora and waiting to earn enough points for one tiny sample. Then I remembered that department store beauty counters do gifts with purchase and now my lipstick earns me a whole bag of goodies. Sorry, Sephora. Beauty lovers, … Keep reading…

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I never wore a ring before I was married—or at least not consistently. There was a brief period when I wore the bearing cover from my high school boyfriend’s skateboard on my thumb, but the relationship was on again/off again, so the ring followed suit. When I got my engagement ring it felt so uncomfortable. I kept poking myself with it. It … Keep reading…

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