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An Odd Duck

An Odd Duck

I was such an odd duck as a child.  During my tween and teenage years, I abhorred the crop top trend and ended up shopping at more "grown up" stores like Express and Talbots.  Express had the cutest broom stick skirts and I was in love with their jeans.  I didn't shop...

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How Does She Do That?

How Does She Do That?

The biggest remark I get about my jewelry is, "How do you do that?  I could never do that.  I would go blind!"  Let's remember something here, I come from a family of nerds.  My father is an engineer, my mother was a programmer in the late 60's, my sister...

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Empowerment Through LuLaRoe

Empowerment Through LuLaRoe

LuLaRoe is actually doing a great job empowering women.  Yeah, yeah, they've had some negative feedback and sometimes their outfits look like a bad Spandex dream from the 80's, but let's look at the flip side.  One of my best friends was raised...

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The Fading Summer

The Fading Summer

  It's hard to believe that the summer is almost over.  Funny how the fading summer heralds a new chapter of our lives as the fall slowly begins to arrive.  Hui.1 starts school, Hui.2 will be without his big brother for the first time, and we're about to welcome...

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Chainmaille in Fashion and History

Chainmaille in Fashion and History

Chainmaille has been all the rage in the fashion world ever since Michelle Obama walked out in a rose gold Versace chainmaille dress at her final state dinner.  It's a shame most of us are too old to rock this at the local club.  But if you look more closely at the...

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Thoughts on Turning 35

Thoughts on Turning 35

My thoughts on turning 35 are pretty mundane.  Just a little bit older, a little bit wiser, and mirroring the time I turned 30 because I'm 8 months pregnant AGAIN.  I'm so done being pregnant.  3.5 kids is going to be plenty.  It's a good thing I upgraded my Costco...

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Tieks – A Brutally Honest Review

Tieks – A Brutally Honest Review

  I know I said it would take a lot of effort to get me out of my Crocs, but the practical girl in me desperately needs some basic nice shoes.  Enter Tieks.  I bought the rose gold glam because I'm a sucker for all things rose gold.  I also bought a black pair as...

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What Does Freedom Mean To You?

What Does Freedom Mean To You?

As a child, freedom means buying whatever we want from the store, eating whatever we want, when we want, and staying up late.  Once we're grown and on our own, freedom becomes a little bit broader and more defined.  Sometimes those childhood wishes become prevalent in...

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Summer Projects 2017: Phase One

Summer Projects 2017: Phase One

One of my summer projects has been to relocate my desktop computer up to the studio.  This was a big step I never saw coming.  If you recall here, I mentioned how I didn't want the buzzing whir of the computer distracting me as I created.  But my business has grown as...

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