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Holiday Shopping Made Easy at Charming Charlie

Winter is coming!

It’s so festive and bright, but if you are like me, you have yet to even start on that holiday shopping. Don’t stress; there are still a few weeks left to get everything done.

I know for me, holiday shopping can always seem a little overwhelming. I tend to bounce from store to store looking for the perfect gifts and end up exhausted by the time the actual holidays roll around.

Well, here is my gift to you (and myself) from Charming Charlie, an exclusive $20 off $50+ coupon with free shipping (valid thru 11/30). For online purchases, use coupon code: YAYHOLIDAY and click here for an in-store coupon.

I’ve already found some great accessories to refresh my winter wardrobe; now it’s your turn.


You’re sure to find that perfect gift for every person on your list, even pets!!

For inspired gift ideas, check out the Charming Charming Very Merry Gift Guide.

 Happy Shopping!

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Because I’m Happy

The other night I was in bed, trying to fall asleep.  There are just some nights I can’t seem to get to sleep because I’m either thinking about my day or about all the things I have to accomplish the next day.  To distract myself from my own thoughts, I decided to read some blogs until I fell asleep.  Perfect strategy because two posts I read truly inspired me.

One post was a list of ways to be a happier person and the other was about how to relax.  Both of these I need to sometimes need to work on.  It’s easy for me to get caught up in the moment and stress about things that have gone wrong, instead of looking at the positives.  Why do I worry so much, when everything always seems to work out in the end?  I have no idea, but below is my list of ways to get a better handle on what stresses me out and be a better person.  I guess you could call this my mid-year resolution.

  1. Think positively
  2. Don’t over-promise or over-commit myself
  3. Stop comparing myself to everyone else
  4. Spend more time with positive people
  5. Be more adventurous and try new things
  6. Take things one step at a time
  7. Read and write more, watch less TV
  8. Stop doubting myself
  9. Be confident in my work
  10. Spend more time outside
  11. Keep in touch with old friends
  12. Surround myself with people who love and support me
  13. Enjoy quiet time to myself
  14. Travel
  15. Kick my technology addiction and just take in the beauty of my surroundings
  16. Forgive
  17. Don’t judge
  18. Be optimistic
  19. Dance
  20. Smile

See photo caption below…

Guilty Cord

This photo is the essence of what I need to work on.  I was getting ready for a weekend trip and I couldn’t find my phone charger anywhere.  I yelled and cried at my fiancé for probably a good 2 hours because I was sure he either took the cord or put it away somewhere.  I was anxious and upset and instead of looking in my purse, which was the last place I had it, I let my anxiety take over.  I found it the next day…right where I left it.

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