recharged

Last Saturday, I skipped out of the shop at noon on the dot. It was a beautiful afternoon, my schedule was clear, and I was on a mission: to make it to the Lakeland Farmers Curb Market before it ended at 2:00, get my hands on some beignets from The Poor Porker, do a little…

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seein’ stars

Please pardon my mess of a top-knot. While I finally had a chance to wash my hair this morning {God bless my sweet husband’s heart for letting me sleep in and stroll in to work two hours late} I’m afraid I didn’t have the energy to do much else. I did manage to slap on…

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keeping it together, part II: my work bag

Remember my first Keeping It Together post back in March? Several of you asked for more details about my daily organization and favorite tools, so here I am — just a short nine months later — spilling the contents of my work bag! If you were to catch me traveling to or from work on a…

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restless…

My mom called at the shop this afternoon, and asked about my day. “Mmm, okay. It’s kind of slow,” I replied. “Good,” she said, “you need a little break to catch your breath!” She’s totally right, as per usual. But why didn’t I think of that? Chad and I are both guilty of catching ants-in-the-pants…

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budget update: week 10/52

Remember my less-is-more budget project that I launched back in November? In case you missed it, in an attempt to reform my shopaholic ways I gave myself a strict budget of $100 per month for clothes, shoes, accessories and beauty buys. Originally, I planned to stick it out for four months; but I’ve been so…

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market colors

Let’s kick off this week with something uplifting, shall we? I’d like to introduce you to Market Colors, a nonprofit organization that’s bridging the gap between quality handmade products from skilled African craftsman and American buyers. Here’s how it works: (1) Market Colors orders products from groups of African craftsmen (everything from scarves and jewelry to…

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colorful new accessories, FTW

I’ve become a much savvier shopper with my new budget. My mom-in-law gave me a Macy’s gift card for my birthday, and I knew exactly what I wanted to use it for. As opposed to my usual M.O. when blowing birthday cash: run around like a headless chicken, scooping up every super-clearance item I can…

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