Guest Post: What to Do with Your Wedding Dress + LACE Studio Necklace Giveaway!

April 24, 2014 at 5:37 am
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You may remember Finds’ friend, Aimee, who shared her awesome wedding deal ideas from her recent wedding. Aimee is back again. She was wondering what to do with her wedding dress. As she pondered this, she found some great ideas and came across one unique idea for a small piece of it. Here she is to tell us about it: “What do you do with a wedding dress after a wedding? This question has been weighing…

No, I Am Not Running the Boston Marathon This Year…

April 20, 2014 at 7:22 am
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If I had a dollar for the times I answered the question “Are you running Boston this year?” in the last few weeks, I could buy new running shoes and have money left over.  After a few year drought, I qualified for Boston in the 2012 Dallas Marathon for this year. Due to the tragic events last year, they increased the field to accomodate people who were not able to finish last year and additional…

#100HappyDays Challenge Update + More Happiness Tips!

April 17, 2014 at 5:39 am
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I am loving my #100HappyDays Challenge. Today is Day 18. Here are some scenes from the last 18 days: Lots of sunrises, fitness and friends and a bit of travel thrown in for good measure. Seems right. I took one of the husband, too, but so many things delight me, I am saving him for a slow day. I am fortunate that he will be around. If you want to keep up with my #100happydays…

This Blog is TWO! Lessons Learned + “Blogiversary” Giveaway

April 13, 2014 at 8:40 am
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Yesterday was this blog’s two year anniversary – wow, time flies! When I started this blog in April of 2012, I had some ideas but no real idea how the blog would evolve. I posted some deals. To this day, my most successful day was the day I wrote my initial Chicago Area Road Runners Discounts post – in WEEK 1. So, I thought “going viral” would be easy. Turns out, it isn’t. But that…