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Transition Tuesday: Apparel Designer to Photographer

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AHHHHH! Tracey Mammolito is one of my all-time favorite people. She and I met twenty years ago when we were starting out in our fashion careers — she a “junior designer” and I a “junior merchandiser” at the behemoth at the time, Liz Claiborne, Inc. We worked on the same brands, Lizsport and Lizgolf which meant we were in every meeting together, working together on samples, velcro paper dolls and prepping for finalization meetings. We quickly became great friends and spent almost every lunch huddled in a conference room discussing the day’s craziness. I SWEAR we coined the term, “Work smarter,…

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Products to Use When Kids are Sick

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‘Tis the season. As I’m writing this, both girls are sick at home with a bad cold and a very low-grade fever. When the girls are sick I have a ziplock bag of trust-worthy products that I always have on hand when kids are sick — and what I put into my traveling first aid kit. This post contains affiliate links for easy shopping! : I used to use the brand that was made of petroleum jelly, but once I read about what petroleum jelly is and how it is made, I decided to go all-natural. Especially when I use it near…

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Family Travel Guide to Curacao 

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Not too many people know about Curaçao. It’s this magical island that is pretty much untouched. Geographically, it’s part of the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao) and is off the coast of Venezuela. At its heart, Curaçao is for the explorer – both in and out of the water. It’s a destination for divers, or, if you aren’t certified, for the snorkeler. Staying put in your hotel, on a beach chair and drinking Curaçao can be an option, but you would have a much richer vacation experience if you ventured out of your resort and experienced Curaçao’s culture. Looking for what to…

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8 Family Friendly Trips to Take This School Year

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You have the school vacation calendar in hand, and now you have to decide what to do and where to do it (you know, in between figuring out what to be for Halloween, which side of the family to spend Thanksgiving with and where you’re going to put your Elf on the Shelf this time). Here’s a short list of 8 family friendly trips to take this school year. Some are in the United States and some are overseas. Either way, they are all locales that your family — of all ages — will love. Paris, France: You’d think that…

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Ragu Celebrates National Pasta Day with Easy Mealtime Recipes

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Did you know that National Pasta Day is October 17th? Who knew?  I mean, seriously, every day is National Pasta Day in my family. It’s easy and quick and you know that your kids are going to love it. For this year’s National Pasta Day, I was invited by Ragu® for a hands-on cooking event where we got to see a demo by Ragu’s Chef Joanne and then was able to put our knowledge to the test by making our very own dishes. We got our hands on some fresh herbs, vegetables, meats and produce and of course, Ragu sauce. We were…

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