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Happy Birthday, Joe!

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Today, my friends, a very special man is celebrating 25 beautiful years of life. Typically, I’m the type of person who groans at mushy Facebook posts and public displays of affection, but I’m making an exception to wish the love of my life a very public “Happy Birthday!” Dearest Joe, It’s easy to love someone for what they do for you and how they make you feel. And boy do you give me lots of those reasons. You take over … Read More

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My 5 Things: Natalie Borton

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WHO: Natalie Borton WHAT: Managing Editor, Darling Magazine WHERE: San Diego, CA BLOG: Thoughts by Natalie Natalie is a lover of the written word, avocados, beach picnics and champagne. She lives in San Diego with her hilarious and charming husband Brian and scruffy puppy Maggie, and is a Managing Editor for Darling Magazine. You can find her blogging at Thoughts by Natalie, or follow her on Twitter at @natalieborton. 1. Learning. The more I know, the more beautiful I feel. … Read More

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Transition Wear

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Blouse: Banana Republic | Jeans: Banana Republic | Shoes: Kenneth Cole (from DSW) You guys, if there ever was a time for you to consider traveling to Iowa for a long weekend, this would be the time. The weather we’ve been having here in central Iowa as of late has been nothing short of perfect. Chilly (50’s) in the morning and evening and in the 70’s and low 80’s during the days. If I could pick my dream weather, it … Read More

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Everyday Lunch: Avocado, Tomato and Feta Salad

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Since we’re enjoying that time in the season where the last of summer produce co-exists with the beginning of fall favorites, I’ve been trying to enjoy both while I can! We still have a container filled with fresh tomatoes from my mother in law’s garden (so much more flavorful than anything you could buy at the store) and I’ve been stocking up on the ripe, creamy avocados that don’t cost a fortune right now. My favorite part about the days … Read More

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My 5 Things: Justine

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Who: Justine What: Writer and Social Media Pro Where: NYC Blog: Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One Hi, E&C-ers! My name is Justine, and I blog about life, love, and awkwardness over at Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One. (Some of you may remember me from my No Fat Talk post back in February.) I’m so thrilled to be contributing to Madison’s “What 5 Things Make You Feel Beautiful?” segment—isn’t it just like her to come up with something … Read More

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Breakfast Bran Muffins

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I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! I can’t believe that summer has come and gone already. Where in the world did the time go? I feel, like everyone else, that I was just looking forward to summer and kicking things off with Memorial Day weekend, and now we’re getting all things fall underway. Is the rumor about Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks true, too? If so, I’m going to need the weather to cool down so … Read More