Category: Life Advice

My Lucky Letter to Millennials

Are you one of the lucky ones? Dear young person, I want to share something about how lucky you are to be a young, shiny new penny in a world with so much to offer but I can’t, because I don’t believe in luck. Apparently I’m in good company because even Oprah Winfrey and I

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The Thing About Oprah’s Favorite Things

Last week I got to do something that I never dreamed I would. Sure I did actually dream about it and I even blogged about it last year but I never actually thought I’d experience it. Oprah’s Favorite Things was one of those events you watched from your comfy couch with mixed emotions. You were

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How To Be Graceful In 5 Easy Steps

How to Be Graceful My grandmother was the classiest lady I knew. I learned a lot of my “how to be chic” lessons from watching my grandmother as a little girl. When she passed away last week those who spoke of her kept referencing her poise, style and her grace. It became evident that she wasn’t only

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10 Must Haves for Summer Vacation

10 Must Haves for Summer Vacation In my previous post I talked a lot about how to pack but I didn’t share exactly what to take along. That varies of course by location and personal style, but I did want to give you a few travel fashion hacks by sharing my 10 Must haves for

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How to Pack Like a Pro in 3 Easy Steps

How to Pack Like A Pro for Vacation I have a confession to make. I am a horrible packer. Wait, horrible might be an overstatement, but I am certainly no expert. I have packing fails all the time which might actually surprise some people. I can certainly plan a great outfit for whatever events I

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How to Be Your Very Own Trophy Wife

How to Be Your Very Own Trophy Wife Yes, you read that correctly. I am going to tackle a subject that might make some people cringe. The idea of being a trophy wife conjures up images that really aren’t seen as flattering or particularly positive. We often visualize a much younger woman married to a

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Three Things You Can Do to Open Yourself Up to Life’s Possibilities and Adventures

As someone who lives her life with a lot of structure, being open and spontaneous doesn’t always come easy. I’ve mentioned my schedule, planning  and my obsession for list making in several other posts (you can read the Why My Planner is Life post here) and I write about it in my book as well.

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How Single Mom Chic Preps for Overnight Guests in 7 Simple Steps

This week as I spent the morning prepping for some family who were coming for a long weekend visit, it dawned on me that it might be interesting to write a post about it. I’m always curious about the thought that goes into how other people prepare for certain events and I know many of my readers are

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Am I Really a Fraud? How to Combat Imposter Syndrome in 4 Easy Steps

A few weeks ago I watched an interview with the uber talented actress Viola Davis. She was talking about winning the most coveted award for someone in her field-the Oscar, and while she had just achieved this amazing feat (and had a trail of other accolades as well including Emmy’s and Golden Globes) she mentioned that

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