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September 2017

A Dog Lover’s Dream

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It’s no secret I love dogs. Just call me the crazy dog lady.I’ve always dreamed of having a career where I can be surrounded by pups all day. (Doesn’t everyone?) But I’m not interested in being a vet, dog-walker, or groomer… so what?The Collective Designs is my happy medium! It combines my three favorite things: clothes, creativity, and dogs.I started sketching and…

Are Eyelash Extensions Worth it?

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I’m always up for trying new things and eyelash extensions intrigued me! I work in television and the idea of having beautiful lashes without wearing falsies for shoots sounded wonderful. Perhaps… too good to be true. I live close to Amazing Lash Studio so I booked an appointment for Saturday morning. I met with my ‘lash stylist’, picked the perfect length and thickness for me, and laid still for…

23 Things I’m Grateful For

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Twenty-two was an interesting year. This past year, I’ve been thrust into adulthood and somehow have managed to stay afloat. In fact, better than afloat. I have also grown in my career, made awesome friends, and had a number of spectacular opportunities. Twenty-two was my selfish year. I’d worked hard my whole life and deserved to put myself first. I am proud of all I’ve…

3 Old Navy Dresses in 3 Styles

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Old Navy is one of my favorite go-to clothing stores! Their clothes are always cute, current, and affordable. Another awesome thing is that their style is diverse that there’s something everyone will like! As a professional working woman, I can always count on Old Navy for fashionable office looks. Plus, their jeans make my butt look good ?During a Summer sale, I snatched up these three beautiful dresses…

Not Your Average Kibble

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I love my dog, Kona, and I always want what’s best for her. I take her on multiple walks a day, brush her teeth once a week, and visit the vet often to make sure she’s in good shape! We care about our pets and their health. So why aren’t we more concerned about what dog food we’re giving them? And what ingredients are going into…

Weekend Adventures: Montage Hotel

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In the beginning of July, I flew to L.A. to interview Mandy Moore and Claire Holt for their movie, 47 Meters Down. I had an absolutely wonderful time in Beverly Hills and the hotel I stayed in was gorgeous. The Montage Hotel is a luxury hotel that welcomes the elite to relax, enjoy, and play. The montage has a total of 251 accommodating rooms, a beautiful roof-top restaurant…

Tips for Traveling With Your Pooch

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I love bringing my dog, Kona, along with whether it’s to the beach, shopping, or a hike at Umstead. It’s more fun with your four-legged best friend by your side!However, sometimes our dogs don’t know their limits and we have to keep an eye on them. One thing is for sure, we want to keep our pets healthy and safe.Both the extreme weather of…