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Embellished Jackie Cardigan

7 things to check out ASAP

READING I need something new on my nightstand to read. I just wrapped up America’s First Daughter which was an interesting insight into Thomas Jefferson’s daughter who also basically held the role of First Lady during her father’s administration as President. On the other end of the spectrum, this analysis of Beyonce’s pregnancy photoshoot is
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7 Magic Mountains

Last week I stole away to Las Vegas to meet Simon for a few days of R&R and it was just what I needed after a pretty harrowing month. It’s been a few years since I’ve been and I’d forgotten how fab it is to hole up in a fabulous hotel room, lounge at the
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The New Normal

I’ve lived my whole 35 1/2 years with my mother but now I have been without my mom now for almost two weeks which is every bit as awful as one might imagine. And it’s been the longest season of my life, this weird place where I’m stepping blindly, poking at everything under the brush
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Glenda.

Yesterday my siblings, Dad and I had the privilege of laying next to my precious mom, Glenda as she passed from this life into eternity on the most beautifully bright first day of February. She was ready, I think – she didn’t suffer, she didn’t linger. I laid my head there on her lap and
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