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Chris Hemsworth as Christian Grey | 50 Shades of Grey

June 5, 2012
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I finally picked up 50 Shades of Grey after hearing all the chatter about it.  Truthfully, I can hardly get into it.  It’s taken me weeks – WEEKS! – to just get through the first couple of chapters.  No one character has fully drawn me in yet.  While I am intrigued in finding out what […]

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Blogging Conference Season | Are You Going?

June 4, 2012

My blogging peers know that blogging conference season is upon us! BlogWorld Expo, BlogHer Food, Type A-Parent, World Domination Summit, Evo, BlogHer’12, and a handful of Bloggy Boot Camp stops presented by SITS. My personal conference agenda includes stops in NYC for BlogHer’12 and Las Vegas for Bloggy Boot Camp in October. Last year, BlogHer’11 […]

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Paint-Less Dent Removal Does Not Belong in Parking Lots

May 31, 2012
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I read the craziest story this week on another blog.  Get this…a woman and her two children were in the parking lot at her local grocery store.  A man pulled his car up next to hers as she was unloading her cart and inquired about a dent she had on her mini-van.  The man pled […]

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Time to Adjust My Weight Loss Goals

May 30, 2012
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Yesterday marked the official mid-way point in the #iwillrockthis weight-loss challenge!  I can’t believe we’re half done and mostly because I am NO WHERE near where I wanted to be at the end of week four.  My weight-loss goal – and for the sake of being totally transparent – was to lose 16 lbs. by […]

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New Breast Cancer Gene Research Study

May 29, 2012
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Earlier this month I received a letter from Hoag Hospital informing me that a research test for a new breast cancer gene has just been made available.  This news is both exciting and terrifying at the same time.  You see, the breast cancer genes – BRCA1 and BRCA2 – only account for 65% of the […]

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Favorite Posts and Favorite Bloggers

May 28, 2012
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Happy Memorial Day!  I hope you are enjoying the holiday with family and good friends!  I’m taking the day off from publishing new content today but wanted to share a couple of my favorite posts and also introduce you to a few of my favorite bloggers! Favorite posts: This time last year we embarked on […]

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Marina Auto Body | Premier Collision Repair

May 24, 2012
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It’s Thursday and I’m thrilled to feature yet another amazing contributor to the winner of the #iwillrockthis weight loss challenge!  Aren’t you kicking yourself for not signing up?  The winner is taking home a ton of cash and products galore from a group of generous people in and around Orange County! This week, I am […]

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Percentage of Weight Loss | An Update

May 23, 2012

This is what I’ve got for you today. My absolute pathetic percentage of weight loss in the last three weeks. 0.79% I’m waiting for your swift kick.

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Funky Old School Dance

May 22, 2012
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On Sunday, I committed to going to the gym at 8:00am. You have no idea how hard this was for me. First of all, I hate mornings. Hate. I have long wished to become a morning person because the thought of it sounds good but morning just aren’t for me. I’ll stay with being a […]

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Robin Sarner | Stella & Dot | The Jewelry Stylist

May 17, 2012
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In the past two weeks I’ve introduced you to Nicole Longstreath from The Wardrobe Code and Tera Rae Stephens from Tek Salon. I hope you picked up a few tips from these smart and talented ladies. They really know what they’re talking about! Can we discuss for a minute how freaking beautiful Tera’s hair is? […]

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