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Summer Reading List for Bloggers & YouTubers

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Summer is a time when things just seem to happen at a slower pace.  Hot sun and sweat just makes you feel like relaxing with a lemonade and a good book.  I always find it to be the perfect time to catch up on reading.  I’ve set so many goals for myself this year for this blog and my YouTube channel, so I thought this Summer was the perfect time to check out some books by other bloggers and YouTubers who I follow for inspiration.  Here are some that I’ve either read or plan to read this Summer… (more…)

Starlet Sunday Reading 5/17/2015

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Good Morning Starlets!  It’s time for another edition of Starlet Sunday Reading!  This past Monday I got the chance to attend a fabulous and fun event thrown by Boston Bloggers.  I had the chance to meet some amazing bloggers… so I thought it would be fun to share some links with you from their fabulous blogs.  I encourage you to enjoy them while curled up with your morning tea and/or coffee (bacon optional), and show some love to these lovely bloggers….

First, the organizers…

..and now some of the cool people I met for the first time….

Also, I am very exited to announce that I have, yet again, been featured in the IFB Links a la Mode, along with some other amazing bloggers… (more…)

Starlet Sunday Reading 5/10/2015

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Good Morning Starlets!  It’s time for another edition of Starlet Sunday Reading… basically links to blogs and videos that I enjoyed this week!  I encourage you to enjoy them while curled up with your morning tea and/or coffee (bacon optional)…. (more…)

May Goals 2015

It's a beautiful mornin' #plymouth #beach #sundaymorning #sundayfunday #nofilter
It’s a beautiful mornin’ #plymouth #beach #sundaymorning #sundayfunday #nofilter

A new month has begun!  May is always exciting… here in New England we finally start to see some flowers (and hopefully warm weather).  It also means that Summer is almost here!

I’m always trying to make Everyday Starlet better and even more glamorous… so I wanted to check in with my Starlets and let you know what some of my plans are… and also get some feedback… (more…)

Starlet Sunday Reading 4/19/2015

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I follow so many amazing bloggers and vloggers who inspire me everyday.  So I decided to start a series every Sunday of links that inspired me that week.  I encourage you to enjoy them while curled up with your morning tea and/or coffee (bacon optional)…. (more…)

Forget Jackie or Marilyn… Are you a Joan or a Peggy?

Image via tv.com
Image via tv.com

If you’re a Mad Men freak like me, you’re probably psyched that it’s finally back (and sad that it will soon be over).  Last Sunday’s episode was really just setting up the characters for the final episodes, but one scene between Joan and Peggy really got me thinking.

I have always identified with Joan in a way.  We’re not exactly alike….but we have very similar body types, and I really identify with her when she gets treated differently by men.  They flirt and make comments but never really respect her because they just see her as a set of boobs (when it’s really the guys who are the boobs, ladies, m’right?).

Only making things worse, Joan never gets to have a camaraderie with women because they are envious of the way men look at her (ironically, because it feels more degrading than flattering most of the time).

Peggy makes a comment that Joan would be treated differently if she dressed differently.  That really got me going…. Joan’s outfits are stylish and office appropriate.  Even if she dressed like Peggy, she would still get attention… it’s just how she is built.  Some women are just built with a fuller bust (I’m not going to defend women who bought their boobs, sorry ladies, you’re on your own)…. but those of us who grew them ourselves did not choose to… yet we get treated as if we only went through puberty for the attention.

Now, at this stage you’re probably thinking that I’m crazy for expecting anyone to sympathize with a gorgeous woman with curves-for-days… but the truth is, Joan doesn’t have a friend on either side.  Men only see her for sex… they won’t do business with her, and they won’t marry her (well one did, but he was a loser).  On the flipside, women only see her as competition and not as a friend.

Note: The ironic thing is, men are not lining up to marry Joan or Peggy… they marry the stick-straight size zero Bettys and Megans…. those are the women we should gang up against… kidding… well maybe….

What I’m saying is, instead of seeing other women as the enemy, or being envious of their bodies or their life, we should support each other.  I have a lot of theories about what may happen to the characters of Mad Men… but I really hope Joan ends up happy… (and Christina Hendricks has a long and successful career, we need more women like her in Hollywood)… and she finally finds a friend

I’d love to hear you thoughts…

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Spring Goals 2015

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These are from last year…. I SOOO wish they were here this year already!

 

While its officially Spring on the calendar, here in New England it just barely looks like it.  I have never wanted Spring more than I do this year (and if you live anywhere in the Northeast you know why).  Every season I try to set some goals for myself, no necessarily serious stuff, but some fun stuff that I really want to enjoy in the upcoming season.  I’m always amazed that when I put my goals in writing, so many more of them actually happen. So I encourage you to make a written list of your Spring goals…. here are mine….. (more…)

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