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august review: the handmaid’s tale

“I want everything back, the way it was. But there is no point to it, this wanting.”  Synopsis Written nearly 30 years ago, Margaret Atwood’s dystopian literary masterpiece tells the story of Offred, a Handmaid living in the near future in what was once the United States. A new theocratic regime called the Republic of […]

August 16, 2018

Book Reviews, Life

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thoughts: embrace change gracefully

Aww, Friday! Here we are again. Did it seem like this week blew by? Or did it seem to drag? Anybody experience any BIG or little changes? I feel like July is chalk-full of change. Summer months are go, go, go and I never get enough time to stop and reflect (a.ka. rest and recharge). […]

July 27, 2018

Life, The Good Stuff

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the twenty something’s guide to working full-time

You’ve done it. You’ve landed your first full-time, 40-hour a week, job. Way to go, girl! Hello 401K, black slacks, and early morning commutes. This was the scenario I found myself in two years ago. I had just recently graduated from college and my body was accustomed to late nights spent studying, mid-afternoon yoga dates, and […]

February 16, 2018


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15 Do’s & Don’ts For Your Garage Sale

I love garage sales because its chance to wake up early, pick up your friends, grab some coffee, and rummage through other people’s belongings. And sometimes, if you’re really lucky– you get to take it home! For 2$, of course. We are people. And as people, we acquire things (some more than others). For instance, I […]

January 31, 2018


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My New Years Resolutions.

Happy January! Today we are in the 11th day of 2018. So Happy Newish Year to all of you. For me, this is a great time to reflect on things (habits, thoughts, patterns) that worked for me. It’s also a good time for me to tweak the things that are no longer serving me- Like […]

January 12, 2018


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Chic Christmas Wreath

I have to say, I’m not the craftiest little Martha out there. I just don’t have the patience for it. The truth is, I’m not delicate, by any means. I’m creative; but the end result usually frustrates me because it’s not exactly what I’d hoped for. Luckily, I work with a handful women who excel […]

December 7, 2017


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