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Style

Sexy Hunters?

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What do you get when you mix fashion with function? Hunter wellies in every flavor of the month! Check out these sexy combinations…

wellies2Pair them with sexy legs…

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wet mud and cobblestone streets…

wellies4a great pair of skinny jeans or leggings…

wellies5And best of all, even a sexy dress.  So next time it rains, grab an umbrella, through on that beautiful smile, and a sexy pair of Hunters.

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Style

We all scream for Paul Frank

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I love Paul Frank accessories. From his young and hip Macbook sleeves…

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pfrank3No matter what shape, size or color, you can’t go wrong with Paul Frank!

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Style

Oh for the love of Chuck!

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Everyone loves Chuck Taylors, how could you not! They go with everything from relationships to wedding gowns, take a look…

chucks2Pair your Chucks with leggings for a young and hip look, with JCrew Classic 120’s for a classic dressed down look, or rock your favorite skinny jeans with some classic white Chucks. Either way, you can’t go wrong!

Chucks come in all shapes and sizes from old Chucks…

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New Chucks…

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Little Chucks…

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And blue Chucks…

chucks6Next time you through on your Chucks, pull out that camera phone and snap a pix of your oldie but goodies. Whether you bought them 10 years ago and 10 days ago, Chucks will never go out of style!

PS…did I mention wedding Chucks???

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Family Relationships

All wedding day and no marriage

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With all of the wedding websites, blogs, reality shows and movies coming out these days, I HAD to talk about it, or shall I say blog about it.  I am so over it! I can understand wanting to have a great time on your wedding day, but a good time has gone from a nice dress with a cake and a smile to $500,000 sometimes million dollar wedding bonanzas! Couples aren’t just jumping the broom and saying their “I do’s” anymore, it almost seems like it has become a game as to who can spend the most money and come up with the most outrageous requests!

Case a point, look at this damn wedding cake…really! It wasn’t enough that she had a cake her own size, it had to look like her and wear the same damn dress!?
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This was a “life-size” cake made in her own image standing at over 5ft tall, made up of butterscotch and polymer clay and was an exact replica of the bride in her wedding dress. Its not the amount of money or the distance at which one will go to impress those around them that makes a marriage!

Another case and point, Tiger and Elin’s reported $1.5 million dollar wedding extravaganza. Tiger reportedly went to great lengths to rent out the island’s helicopter and every room in the hotel where they were married to insure complete privacy.
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Great wedding picture, top of the line wedding budget…and look at the marriage now. Im not making fun of the couple, (cause that would just be in poor taste) but I do think it is a perfect example of how the wedding day and the money you spend on it has nothing to do with the marriage itself.

I think it is important to stress to my daughter that a happy marriage will not be based on the dress that she picks out, or the money she spends on it. Nor will it be about how tall the cake is or is not, what color the brides maids wear, what shoes she picks out, the names on the napkins, the choice of party favors, the venue she chooses or the food that they eat. It will simply be about her and her partners ability to communicate, compromise and trust one another, all which only require a leap of faith and their ability to use their words, both of which are free.
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I got married on the beach with my man, our close friends and no shoes.  It was plain, simple and perfect. The best memory of my wedding was the image of the tracks of sand that my bare feet left on the carpet as I walked down the isle. I have a wedding ring, but dont wear it, I know Im married and so does he. For me it has always been the little things that made the biggest impressions on my life. And that is what I want my daughter to remember when it is her time. Its not about breaking the bank for the wedding day, but rather building a relationship that will endure a lifetime of highs and lows.

And if … or when you make it to your tenth anniversary, splurge on a nice celebration with those that have been with you throughout the years, and dont forget to take pictures.

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Business

Why You Need a Website

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Even if you’re not planning on selling online, a well-crafted site is essential for any business.



Q: My business is very small, just me and two employees, and our product really can’t be sold online. Do I really need a website?


A: That’s a good question. In fact, it’s one of the most important and most frequently asked questions of the digital business age. Before I answer, however, let’s flash back to the very first time I was asked this question. It was circa 1998, during the toddler years of the internet.


I was giving a speech on the impact of the internet on small business at an association luncheon in Montgomery, Alabama. Back in 1998, which was decades ago in internet years, the future of e-commerce was anybody’s guess, but even the most negative futurists agreed that all the signs indicated that a large portion of future business revenues would be derived from online transactions or from offline transactions that were the result of online marketing efforts.


So should your business have a website, even if your business is small and sells products or services you don’t think can be sold online? My answer in 1998 is the same as my answer today: Yes, if you have a business, you should have a website. Period. No question. Without a doubt.


Also, don’t be so quick to dismiss your product as one that can’t be sold online. Nowadays, there’s very little that can’t be sold over the internet. More than 20 million shoppers are now online, purchasing everything from books to computers to cars to real estate to jet airplanes to natural gas to you name it. If you can imagine it, someone will figure out how to sell it online.


Let me clarify one point: I’m not saying you should put all your efforts into selling your wares over the internet, though if your product lends itself to easy online sales, you should certainly be considering it. The point to be made here is that you should at the very least have a presence on the web so that customers, potential employees, business partners and perhaps even investors can quickly and easily find out more about your business and the products or services you have to offer.


That said, it’s not enough that you just have a website. You must have a professional-looking site if you want to be taken seriously. Since many consumers now search for information online prior to making a purchase at a brick-and-mortar store, your site may be the first chance you have at making a good impression on a potential buyer. If your site looks like it was designed by a barrel of colorblind monkeys, your chance at making a good first impression will be lost.


One of the great things about the internet is that it has leveled the playing field when it comes to competing with the big boys. As mentioned, you have one shot at making a good first impression. With a well-designed site, your little operation can project the image and professionalism of a much larger company. The inverse is also true. I’ve seen many big company websites that were so badly designed and hard to navigate that they completely lacked professionalism and credibility. Good for you, too bad for them.


You also mention that yours is a small operation, but when it comes to benefiting from a website, size does not matter. I don’t care if you’re a one-man show or a 10,000-employee corporate giant; if you don’t have a website, you’re losing business to other companies that do.


Here’s the exception to my rule: It’s actually better to have no website at all than to have one that makes your business look bad. Your site speaks volumes about your business. It either says, “Hey, look, we take our business so seriously that we have created this wonderful site for our customers!” or it screams, “Hey, look, I let my 10-year-old nephew design my site. Good luck finding anything!”


Your website is an important part of your business. Make sure you treat it as such.


Read the original article here written by: Tim W. Knox

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Style

For the love of handbags…

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I have several Vuitton pieces, but the images above are my faves. The Manhattan PM, this is my only small purse, I fell in love with her the spring that she came out and have been in love ever since. Multicolor speedy 30 in white, I purchased her in Los Angeles last March, I call her Cali. My Stephen Sprouse Speedy 30 in orange, I hated this bag the first time I saw it, but at the same time couldn’t take my eyes off of it. She finally won over my heart and I bought her. She’s ugly but I just love her to death! My Neverfull Damier, once again, I can fit everything in this sucker, you gotta love that. A day trip with three kids and a husband, Neverfull is coming with me baby!

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Style

My Top 3 Jeans

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Ok, so why are jeans SO hard to find to fit our bodies? Or should I say out thighs and butts! I can go to 10 different stores and try on 30 pairs of jeans and not find ONE pair that fit me right until now… I have a new religion… Yes ladies, I didnt look at the price tag, I just tried on the jeans and right from the thigh, all the way up to my crotch, around my ass and just below my belly button those babies fit like a GLOVE. I felt like they were huggin me in all the right places from dawn til dusk….and the stretch in those babies was perfect! It was truly love at first site. Im talking about the none other than my new jean religion, TRUE RELIGION JEANS. I have 5 pair and counting and they are worth every BIT of $200 plus. If you got it, get’em, you will NOT be disappointed. Since trying on my own, I have converted several friends. Trust ya’girl on this one!

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Rock & Republic. Im 5’7, so finding jeans that are “spankin’ my ankles” is not easy, especially if I am wearing heels. So in comes Rock & Republic. They are long enough to not only accommodate my height but also my 4 and sometimes 5″ heels, LOVE that. Im not lovin’ the small amount of stretch in them…I mean Im not doin’ ballet or marshall arts moves in them but the act of stretch is present.

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And my last jean vote, pullin’ up the rear (no pun intended) would be Lucky Brand Jeans. You gotta love’em, they are half the price of my True Religions, some come in tall (if you need that) and they have all the boot cutin’, thigh huggin, crotch grabbin, ass holdin and plenty of stretch that you need! These jeans are just for those parties where you and your old school girls are trying to “drop it, drop it, drop’ it like its hot!” Dont forget to grab a fat Lucky Brand belt, they look great and are a perfect complement to all of my jeans.

Just gotta add one more thing…this isnt one of them columns where everything I list or talk about is expensive or over priced…ok some things are, but dont get me wrong, I love NICE things, be them $3000 to $3. So, I want to hear from you. What are your top 3 jeans? And take pictures ladies, whatever blue jeans you are rockin, rock’em HARD because you are beautiful.

…This is Jaimi signing off until tomorrow when I talk about my favorite thing, PURSES!!!!!! If you are a purse freak like me you will love it!