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1. Sephora’s most returned items. I love this kind of stuff.

2. “How is your heart doing at this very moment, at this breath?” This is SUCH a wonderful article about the disease of being busy…and how so many are unknowingly passing it on to their over-scheduled children.

3. SCARY. And I think my son will probably the one who helps develop them. (Eek!)

4. Do you remember this brand? I would always drink it at my local bagel shop during my teens.

5. Tina Fey is a goddess. I pretty much love everything that comes out of her mouth.

6. You don’t think your emotions affect the physical state of your body? Think again.

7. Check out what corporations own some of your favorite organic brands.

8. 99.9% of the time, I want to punch Justin Bieber in the face, but I kind of like him in this video with James Corden. Kind of. FOR JUST A SECOND. Like when he solves the Rubik’s cube and harmonizes with James.

9. What is the optimal amount of time to exercise? What’s your average workout time?

10. Finally, don’t forget the Half Yearly Sale at Nordstrom is underway. This watch is such a good deal, you guys.

Happy extended weekend, everyone!

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Summer Shoes for Kids

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Capsule wardrobes for kids? Ha. My kids’ feet are growing at such a supersonic pace, I’m looking for new shoes all the damn time. (That or my son trashes a pair in less than a month – do you feel me out there?)

Luckily for those of us who are on the perennial shoe-buying track, Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale started today, and they have some great deals on kids’ shoes. (Well, okay, on women’s shoes too. And clothing. And you probably shouldn’t look at the sale bags….)

Here are some of my favorite picks for the upcoming season, and, yes, they are all on sale! (Rollover for prices.)



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Summer Smiles

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I am a member of the Invisalign Advisory Board, and am receiving complimentary treatment. All opinions are fully my own.

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I’m in total disbelief that summer is here. Oklahoma schools get out much earlier than California schools, and we’re wrapping up the school year this week. (Wita had her last day of class yesterday, and she’s just a tad bit excited, as you can see.)

Look at that smile, will ya? Summer or not, when it comes to year-round confidence, a glowing smile outshines everything. In a recent study of over 1,000 women*, nearly one in five said the most important feature to look the best at all times was their teeth. Women also ranked teeth as the #1 feature that most impacts a first impression, with one in four believing that straightening teeth could take five years off a woman’s appearance.

I know that I’ve gained more confidence in regards to my smile since I started Invisalign a year and a half ago. Virtually invisible braces are the way to go, folks. Especially if you are, you know, not 15 years old. I’m hoping to be completely done this fall, although I’ve recently switched orthodontists due to the move, and I’m waiting to hear if his plan meshes with the original one. Fingers crossed!

Thinking of straightening your teeth, but don’t want the hassle of metal brackets? Check out my Invisalign video and see if Invisalign could work for you!

*The Beauty Survey was conducted between March 11th and March 23rd among 1,038 nationally representative American women ages 18 and over, using an e-mail invitation and online survey. The survey was conducted by Kelton and commissioned by the makers of Invisalign clear aligners. 

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Odds and Ends

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1. OMG. These food cubes delight me on so many levels.

2. “Pinterest stirs beneath a quilt made of old T-shirts, a clever #lifehack that incorporates cherished memories of her past into the cozy comfort of her future. She looks at the ceiling. Breathe, it says. She does. Today feels like a gift. ‘I guess that’s why they call it the present,’ she thinks to herself.” Hahaaaa, a day in the life of Pinterest.

3. Everyday objects combined with illustrations. People be like real creative.

4. We’ve discussed Myers-Briggs personality types, but what about your type’s personal hell? Although I’m always a ISFJ, I think I might actually be a ENTJ because the scenario of “somebody is wrong, and they’re directing a large group of people! You can’t do anything about it and will have to obey whatever inefficient policies they decide to implement”  makes me want to kill.

5. How to win Rock Paper Scissors all the time. It’s SCIENCE.

6. Anyone want to head to Milan with me to see Wes Anderson’s new cafe?

7. Student is forced to bring baby with her at class. Baby freaks out and cries. Professor just scoops up baby and proceeds with class. Kind of adorable.

8. On the flip side, this asshole Russian teacher shaming an adorable young girl makes me want to knock his balls off. Good thing she sort of covered that for me. (The video still really angers me, though. How is that kind of teaching behavior acceptable?)

9. I bought these sunglasses last year and still get compliments all the dang time. Do you love sunglasses as much as I do? Maybe a roundup is in order…

Happy Friday!



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