A new challenge

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At the onset of each new year, we set out with fresh, positive vigor to be better people, have richer lives, look more fly and outdo whatever success we met the year prior. I, for one, puffed up my chest at the onset of 2013, and vowed to have the best year ever.

Sometimes the universe has different plans, and on March 1, I came in to work (in a very cute, second handed outfit, I might add) and  was told I was being laid off, effective immediately. Jerks.

The shock has now worn off and I’m starting to kind of like this idea of unemployment. Its time to figure out what I really want to do, who I really want to be and spend time doing things that really make me happy. And, while I’m at it, those things I set out to do at the beginning of 2013. Continue reading

Second Hand Gift Guide

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Happy holidays, second handers! I have missed you all in my blogging absence- but alas, I am back, just in time for the season. One of the things that drives me crazy about second hand shopping is the amount of time it takes, and in times like the holidays, I wish a mall full of thrift, vintage and antique stores existed five steps from my apartment. But thank God the online version is a reality- all hail the powers of Etsy! Continue reading