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Is there anything more therapeutic or satisfying as shopping? Of course not. We all know the answer to that, don’t we? As I shared with you a few days ago, I was given the opportunity to work withQueenstown Premium Outletsin Queenstown, Maryland to experience outlet shopping nearthe beautiful Eastern Shore. As a working mom, I am obsessed with trying to maximize my time. Rarely will you find me not multi-tasking or brainstorming or delegating. Shopping excursions aren’t the exeption to this norm so I worked out a plan of attack ahead of time in order to get everything accomplished that…

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As a working mom, shopping is a luxury. I love shopping, don’t get me wrong, but window shopping and shopping for pleasure are not something I’ve had the luxury to enjoy for quite some time now. Because CHILDREN. And WORK. And NO KIND OF FREE TIME WHATSOEVER. But this weekend I’m breaking protocol (thanks, family!) and spending some quality time at Queenstown Premium Outlets in Queenstown, Maryland. I’ve spent the last year of my life using and reusing the same work wardrobe and frankly, it’s time I added some pop to my otherwise predictable ensemble. How this working mom gets herself ready for outlet shopping days……

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I was recently talking with some male colleagues and during the course of the conversation it was revealed that they are more successful at being a woman than I am. Well, maybe not being a woman, exactly, but certainly in investing in themselves. (We’re talking custom tailored shirts, countless shoe options and tremendous watch collections.) When it comes to fashion, they have absolutely no trouble spending money on themselves. Wait, what?! Custom tailored shirts? Boxes of  shoes? Multiple watch styles? OOPH. It’s just not right. When it comes to wardrobe, I’ve always been the kind of gal that just gets by. I…

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Are you stocked up for back to school? No worries, I wasn’t either. Take heart, you still have plenty of time! Traditionally our family goes school shopping after the kids are well back into their school year. Not on purpose, of course. It just seems to work out that way due to our schedules. But this year was different. This year we paid attention and managed to hit the stores at the perfect time. (In case you aren’t aware, Maryland kicked off it’s annual Tax Free Shopping Week on Sunday. A 6% sales-tax savings? Yes, please!) So the hubby and…

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I run across the same problem every year with regards to my female friends and gift giving. I want to gift them something nice, practical and stylish. My go-to has always been winter wear. I figure you can’t really go wrong. This year I found two gifts that have a technology twist well worth sharing! FRAAS TECH GLOVES Gloves are always a great gift idea, right? But for me, they post a problem because you always have to take them off to use your smartphone. Now, I’ve always wanted a pair of touch screen compatible gloves but have never been happy with…

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I’ve always been a little curious about the people who live in the Hamptons. Their lifestyle seems so… over the top. I mean, who has that kind of money, anyway? Why,  the Grayson family, of course. If you understand that reference then you must be a Revenge fan. Oh how I love that show. Lavish lifestyles, beautiful fashion, deception, intrigue, drama… I’m definitely a  fan. I was elated to recently discover that there is actually an exclusive jewelry collection inspired by show created by Helzberg Diamonds. Appropriately, the jewelry line is titled the INFINITY X INFINITY collection. Also appropriately it has diamonds. Because it must.…

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I found the coolest tech tool today! Okay, it is not so much a tool as it is the-coolest-sticker-set-in-the-world. Technically, it is called an “assortment skin” i.e. a truly unique way to liven up the keyboard on your Macbook. Take a gander: I know, right? So clever! Notice the  “Pew Pew Pew” button in the place of the enter key. Nothing short of brilliant, I tell you. If these specific decals aren’t up your alley, you can pick one up with a super hero theme or one made up of little monsters as well. (Also, this company makes some really clever iPhone, Kindle, Gameboy, etc. skins.…

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I went through this phase in high school where I was just obsessed with infinity symbols. I’m a big lover  of all things Egyptian and I think the infinity symbol was  introduced to me somewhere around 10th grade.  Oh the tragic years… Anywho, you can imagine my joy when I came across these gorgeous suede infinity bracelets via Pinterest. So simple! So colorful! So my early teenage self! How can I order just one? Shop: MesaBlue on Etsy Price: $3.50 US / $5.50 Canada

I want to let you in on a little secret. I have found the most flattering capri ever… They are  called the Marika Miracles Slimming Capri Legging. Super long title but well worth committing to memory. Most flattering capri pants I have ever tried on. I’m not kidding. I admit that I was skeptical to the point of actually laughing when I received them to review. (Apparently, I am a little jaded.) No matter. I take back my smug “we’ll see about that” attitude. I adore these pants. They utilize “ELASTA-TIGHT  Dry-Wik fabric” which is responsible for their slimming stretch. They feature…

I have an announcement to make. It is EARTH SHATTERING. It is MONUMENTAL. It is SUPER COLOSSAL and COMPLETELY EPIC. Okay, not really. I got my nose pierced. My fabulous brother Joey took me to his most trusted tattoo parlor (um yes, you are reading that right) and walked me through the process. It was sibling bonding at its best. Prior to doing the deed, something my brother said really hit me. He told a friend of his, “If you knew my sister, you would realize what a big deal this is. She doesn’t DO things like this.” Oh boy…