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I Love Blogging

I love blogging.  I love sharing fashion posts and all kinds of products new and unusual.  I started in 2003 and here I am!  Still! The blogging world has changed.  There’s Instagram where I can reach more readers.  I love it when someone discovers my blog through one of my Instagrams.  Facebook is another way to be found.  It’s such a great feeling when my readers love what I love. Even though it’s well known “influencers” buy likes and followers, I sometimes, feel frustrated by it.  The whole blogging scene can seem fake and shallow. Influencers take away the true essence of why we all began to blog….

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Letting Go

Friendships are sweet but can turn very bitter in what seems like a blink of an eye.  Good ones are few and hard to come by and they aren’t easy.  When we come to a sad realization that one friendship is dying a horrible death we do, truly grieve.  Being good or best friends is a different investment of sorts than any other relationship.  There’s a certain confidentiality and bond that exists with no one else.  We tell our deepest secrets and share private jokes and when one slowly passes away so does that part of our hearts does not.  We feel vulnerable. We all need friends.  They…

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No water, no problem

Up until very recently there’s been a huge water crisis here in California. But due to the massive amount of much needed rain we are officially out of the drought.  During the first two years of living here, there were signs everywhere reminding people to be water conscious.  Not to let faucets run, wash cars, and no watering lawns but do them in an environmental conscious manner. We are now in the habit of living in a scarce water environment.  We need to continue because it’s not a matter of if but when we’ll be in another drought.  It’s important to have the mindset of conserving more and…

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Alia’s Favorites Giveaway- March

Whew! Almost missed this months giveaway but SOO worth the wait! This has been my favorite part of blogging thus far. I love to give back, love to hear how people love what I love and I just love curating some favorites every month and I have such a (small) loyal following I want to share with you! This months giveaway includes: Grace Not Perfection– It was a real “slap in the face” kind of book for me in a really good sweet way! I love Emily’s style of writing, I love her realness and I love that she is a true entrepreneur, mom, wife and sista! Vichy…

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