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Living Richly – My Interview with Redbook Magazine

March 18, 2014
Redbook April 2014 Living Richly

More than one year after making a public commitment to only buy used clothes, I’m happy to report it is no longer an experiment – it is my lifestyle.  With the exception of a pair of cat space leggings I bought brand new, I have only purchased used clothing since February 2013. I’m a fairly practical and well – cheap – person so it was a challenge I happily embraced. In year two of this challenge I am going to…

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New Passion Project – offTRACT.com

September 23, 2013
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Of the many awesome things that have entered my life in 2013, I’m so thrilled to share with you my latest passion project – offTRACT. offTRACT is a collaboration with my dear friends Anna and Emily where we share rad ideas for DIY projects, home design, share artistic inspirations and life advice that will make you wet your pants. Take a look around and let me know what you think! DIY Laundry Detergent Artist Spotlight: Casey Sibley Finding Inspiration on…

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An Update on My Wardrobe Resolution

May 6, 2013
Thrifted Tahari Nude Pumps

It’s been three months since I publicly declared I would only buy used clothes for a year. I’m checking in and happy to report I’m still stickin’ to it! In fact, just the other day a gal in my work elevator complimented my shoes and wanted to know where I bought them. ‘The Goodwill,” I proudly replied, which was met by uncomfortable silence. I’ve had a few people ask me since my post in February if the resolution includes underwear.…

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The Inside Scoop on Thrift Shopping in Reno

March 22, 2013
Thrift Shop

By now you should know about my love for thrifting . So much so that I’ve committed to buying used clothing for myself for one whole year. I’m thrilled to have my friend Auburn Harrison on the blog today. She has the pleasure of not only working in a rewarding job, but she also works above a thrift shop! Below she shares a darling interview with one of the employees there, and some insider tips on the thrifting industry. ————————————————————————…

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Thrift Shop Challenge + My New Favorite Song

February 11, 2013

Last Monday I blogged about my love for thrifting. The Universe clearly heard me proclaiming my adoration for thrifted things because soon after I discovered this gem – I cannot stop listening to this! As if that video weren’t brilliant enough, one of my favorite bloggers shared a post on a thrift store challenge. Got $20 in your pocket? It’s time to partake in the greatest scavenger hunt of all time. The unofficial Macklemore thrift shop challenge!…

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Tips for Thrift Store Shopping + My Wardrobe Resolution

February 4, 2013
Tips for Thrift Shopping

Source If you know me well, you know the only kind of shopping I genuinely enjoy is for food. Please don’t ever invite me on a girls shopping spree. I will politely decline. What I love is a bargain, and that’s how I get my kicks. In the fall I challenged myself to wear every article of clothing I own. It was a way for me to discover which pieces I was lacking in my closet, as well as a way to…

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The Great Christmas Tree Hunt of 2012

December 11, 2012
Family Christmas Tree Cutting

This marked the second time in my life and our second time as a family cutting down our very own Christmas tree. As our girls get older, it’s that much more important to create holiday traditions and memories. It’s one of the many things in becoming a parent that makes us appreciate what our parents did for us. Manfriend and I don’t have a ton of family traditions, which makes it that much more fun to create our own. In our little…

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Video – Summer Visit from Cousin

October 25, 2012

I got a schwanky new camera for Mother’s Day, and I finally had a chance to test out the video feature. I’m still learning as you can see. This is my first family video captured in September when my sister and niece visited. Thanks for watching!    …

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Color Me Rad Run Reno

September 25, 2012
Color Me Rad Reno

Color Me Rad 5k Run is the latest “it” thing in the running/special events world, and if it’s coming to your city or one nearby, I highly recommend signing up. This past weekend, thousands of Renoites gathered on the UNR campus to take part in the fun run, and it was a blast! The loud dance music, crazy costumes and dust reminded me of Burning Man a bit, except unlike Burning Man, I’d venture to guess most people were sober…

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Reno Tahoe Maternity Family Photo Shoot

June 22, 2012
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I wasn’t planning on doing a maternity shoot for baby #2 until I realized late into my pregnancy that I had virtually no pictures with Manfriend and the Child + the bump. I’m so glad we did. Mel of Underwood Photography did a beautiful job capturing our family’s spirit – it was perfect. If you live in Reno or Tahoe and need a photographer, it goes without saying we strongly recommend Underwood. To check out more images for our shoot –…

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