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Happy Weekend || Fave Links

Happy, happy weekend, friends!  We made it to Saturday and I so enjoyed our time together last Saturday that I thought I would pop in again to share a few things I stumbled upon this past week. (Besides the best gluten-free ice cream sandwiches in town and one too many contractions!)  This is, in fact, the last weekend before Labor Day weekend and summer’s official end.  It’s hard not to feel this most carefree of seasons already winding down as my Instagram feed is full of first day of school photos and Parker starts her own …

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How To Quit Your Day Job

According to a survey done by Career Builder last year, more than 39% of workers aged 18-24 have a side hustle and that number rose to 44% when workers ages 25-34 were polled.  (Not familiar with the term side hustle? According to Entrepreneur.com, it’s a way to make some extra cash that allows you the flexibility to pursue what you’re most interested in. It can also be your true passion – a chance to delve into fashion, travel or whatever it is you care about the most without quitting your day job.)  But what about when you …

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8 Cool Things My Friends Are Doing

Happy weekend, friends!  I hope all of your Saturdays are currently surpassing your expectations.  From meals to play dates, the final days of this pregnancy have made it difficult to plan ahead very far.  I’m constantly wondering if today is ‘the day’!  We’ve been meaning to get over to the Blanton, which sounds like the perfect way to beat the heat this weekend along with an afternoon dip in my sister’s pool.  How are you spending this late August weekend?  It’s been awhile since we rounded up some …

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Happy Fourth of July!

We’re out of the office today and hope you are, too.  While it’s no secret that we’re living in some very divided times politically in this country (and many other countries, too), today feels like an appropriate time to appreciate all that we have in common as people and citizens and neighbors.  It’s a good reminder that this isn’t the first time in our country’s relatively short and storied history that we’ve come up against obstacles or injustices that seemed insurmountable.  And yet, here we …

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