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Layered Statement Necklace

Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE statement necklaces! Nothing spruces up an outfit more than yummy neck ware! A good statement necklace should be rich in color, material, and texture.  The piece I’m wearing has varying materials that give it great shine and movement. The look above is actually THREE necklaces that I assembled together…

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The time I met my Valentine

In my eyes, I wasn’t even supposed to have met Okey. During the summer of 2002 we were both interns in DC with the same company. At the close of the summer, all the interns attended a banquet that was the closeout event for the internship. My roommate at the time had wandered off, and…

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Truths Learned at the Barber Shop

“Can I have a shape-up?” Those are words I never thought I’d ever say in my life. But, here I was in my sing-songy chirpy voice asking this very thing to the  owners of a barber shop. [I didn’t even really know what that meant until my husband explained.] Truth 1: Sometimes you have to…

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God Makes Me Feel Like a Diva

As I watched Taylor Swift rocking out at the Grammy’s this year, I remember an interview of her’s where she’d stated her angst in failed relationships is what inspired her latest album. Dang. That’s some strong, money making, Grammy-collecting angst. Then I think, “Shoot, I need that angst.” I sat down to blog, straining my…

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Secrets

Soooo get this- I had a conversation the other day with a friend that went something like this: Me: “So what do you have planned for the holidays?” Friend: “Not much…I still have to work and  probably will visit family.” Me: “Oh nice!…family back home?” Friend: “Actually… well no…they’re here. [Awkward laugh] I just found…

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New Years Resolutions Deconstructed

Happy New Years all! Like previous new years celebrations, there’s the exchange of proclamations that THIS year is “going to be the year of all years!” or “This will be the year all your dreams come to past!” If I can be honest, I usually don’t believe it. I usually roll my eyes, and focus…

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First Week. First Call. First Cry .

This was a big week….a good week…Sigh. I feel like July snuck up from nowhere. For those outside of the medical field, July 1 is the official start day of residency programs across the country. I’m kind of weird when it comes to big transitions….I tend to avoid them.  So, typical me, I woke up…

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