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The Bar Cart Dilemma: We Vowed Not To Shop At Walmart And Then…..

Mom would scary-mutter things about unfair labor practices and dismal manufacturing conditions whenever we drove past that store, her opinion proclaimed with such vehemence I could clearly imagine whip-wielding giants standing over kids (just like my friends and I) laboring over assembly of Barbie Dream Houses.  Walmart-avoidance was just a point of fact as I grew up, never something I judged in others. Or did I? I probably could have been quieter about disliking Walmart when the Kids were young.  But like many Mom-isms, the words and explanations of why “We don’t shop at Walmart” shot out of my mouth. The Kids were listening....
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The Trendy Jacket Shop: 10 Jackets You Need for a Fashionable Fall Season!

Your outerwear choice has the power to take your everyday look to the next level and kick off your seasonal style the right way. Whether it's a simple light layer or a jacket with utility, we have compiled the perfect list of trendy jackets to shop. Check out the 10 jackets you need for a fashionable Fall season! Shop our favorite styles here! ...
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The Fall Collection from Sam Edelman Has Me Drooling

I received the Fall Catalog from Sam Edelman this week and I couldn't stop looking at it. The catalogue is filled with beautiful floral dresses, stylish handbags, fun fall jackets and of course, lots of leather shoes, boots and sneakers. There are several trendy loafers, which really caught my eye, some with lug soles that provide a boost in height yet are super comfy. Read on for my curated selection of Sam Edelman's stunning Fall Collection....
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Empty Nested & Single: Uplifting Strategies When Life Gets Too Complicated

It’s not a linear process, my new normal. It still makes me cry when I see families picnicking in the nearby park because I am missing all the family time that seemed so idyllic, so long ago. I realize that I still grieve the loss of my marriage, my children and my former life. Then I get a text from the man I’ve been dating, “Just thinking about you and wanted to say hi ;) “ and my heart skips a beat. I smile and feel happy. People see me smiling and smile back....

When I Can’t Sleep: Hurricane Henri & Late Night Thrillers

"Hurricane Henri is predicted to arrive early Sunday," I said to my kids. Be careful Mom they chimed in from the other coast. I'm so excited. I don't care if Henri isn't well behaved. He's invited, and we will be ready. "I can't wait, I wish you were here. ("OMG, I'm so annoying, I have to stop saying I wish you were here -- but I laugh to myself, since they can't come at least Henri is coming") Guest Henri requires some prep. We prefer a short stay but hope he's not too irritable. I fill the car with groceries, batteries, grab the last flash light from the drugstore and wonder about that bad decision to NOT spring for the generator....
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Boost Your Style With Bold Prints

Bold prints are a hot trend for Fall 2021, not only in shirts but also in dresses and skirts. Large florals, mixed patterns and colorful geometrics were all over the Fall runways and all of us BA50's who enjoy dressing in prints will find lots of fun options to choose from. Read on for my top 10 bold prints almost guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step....