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How to Not be *That Girl*: Direct Sales Edition

*Disclaimer: I sell clothes via a direct sales company with my mom and sister. We have an awesome time doing it and we collectively make an extra few thousand dollars each month. This is NOT typical, and this is NOT an advertisement for whatever it is I sell (wouldn’t you like to know? :-). I consider […]

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How to be a Savvy Secondhand Shopper

How to be a Savvy Secondhand Shopper: Thrifting Tips from a Self-Proclaimed Professional

The week before I started kindergarten, I had one outfit to my name. ONE. My father had been laid off from his job, and whatever hand-me-downs I had from my older brother, no longer fit. Somewhat miraculously, my mother discovered a thrift store that had recently opened in the basement of someone’s home, and she […]

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Beauty Hacks for Moms

Beauty Hacks for Moms

Long before my husband, kids, pets, or adulthood, I had one true love and obsession: beauty products. Even before I reached the age of 13, I would request fashion magazines and beauty products as “treats” from the store instead of candy or clothes. I’m not sure of the attraction since my mother rarely did and […]

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Tales of a Thrift Store Mom

My love affair with thrift store shopping has been burning deep inside since I realized I could buy weird, soft, old t-shirts from Goodwill instead of “borrowing” them from friends or finding them in the lost and found. I’ve been in love with a vintage, quirky t-shirt since the late 1990s, and I would probably […]

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