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Confidence In My Smile

Confidence In My Smile

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all words and opinions are my own.My first surgery on my teeth was at age eight. There was all this extra space and an excess of gums. At that time, dentists could put patients under anesthesia in the…

The Tunnel

Working from home gives me great flexibility. I am not sure I could go back to a traditional office, ever. But essentially working alone all day kind of fucks with your head. Social networks help. You can pop in and out, chat for a few…
Bitch Face

The Give and Take of Your Bitch

I pretty much hate that word. Bitch. Maybe it's my version of the "bossy" pushback, but in many ways it's just an ugly woman-hating word and while I cringe when friends use that name on each other in banter, I understand it. Take the power back and all that. I don't feel inherently like I'll a bitch; oftentimes people make me act that way. What was that Jessica Rabbit quote?
Diet Coke #ShareACoke

Share A Coke With… Me!

Note: Coca Cola company provided my personalized bottle but all photos and words are mine.
It's no secret Diet Coke is one of my favorite things. I even have a client that checks to make sure if she needs to grab some for me on her way over to a work session. People know. I love Diet Coke. Apparently even Diet Coke knows I love Diet Coke because when they started their "Share A Coke" program this summer, they sent me an "Aimee" bottle, specifically in Diet Coke flavor, plus a Coke version to share with a friend. To be honest - and I know this sounds goofy - but since I was so busy traveling in June, I held on to my special #ShareACoke Diet Coke till this week when I could really savor it. I know it's exactly the same, but it was delicious!
One Good Thing Jillee Bean

Jillee Bean & The One Good Thing Book(s) Giveaway!

Note: Jillee Bean provided me a book and the books for a giveaway but all words are mine.
I met Jill Nystul at Alt Summit last year and we immediately hit it off. I was a fan of her site, of course, because ohmygoshthepretty. But I love when I become a fan of the person behind the site too. Jill teamed up with Samantha Hollister to create a gorgeous and endearing book, "Jillee Bean and The One Good Thing," about a young girl who learns that putting good out is much better than being jealous or unkind.
Summer Fun Pool

Summer

One thing they don't tell you about being a parent is that summer returns. Especially when your child gets into the tween years and runs around the neighborhood with their friends all day. I remember the joy of the last day of school so distinctly.…
Yes All Women

#YesAllWomen : The Problem With Abuse

Trigger Warning: This content deals with accounts of sexual assault and physical violence.
...Is that it pops back up when you least expect it. This weekend, after the horrific shooting in Santa Barbara, a video was released by the murderer where he bemoans his bad luck with women. I watched about 15 seconds of it before I felt the nausea creep up my throat, but what was more surprising than this man's issues was the reaction to it by other men. Posts showed up all over social media pondering why women didn't just give it up for him. "It" presumably being whatever this disturbed young man wanted. I, along with many many many others, started sharing my stories of abuse on the Twitter hashtag #YesAllWomen. The tweets were meant to say no, not all men are bad or commit acts of abuse, but yes, ALL women have to deal with it on almost a daily basis. That fear is indoctrinated from the beginning. That women are taught how not to be raped, but rarely do we teach men not to rape.
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