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Annette Tymoski
How to Buy Gifts for Every Type of Gal, by Fern Baker-Guy

How to Buy Gifts for Every Type of Gal, by Fern Baker-Guy

We've all been here >> You excitedly unwrap a gift, that moment of delicious anticipation, and then...what? You're secretly deflated. Why would (fill in the blank) think I would like/want this?  Shopping for gifts for your female friends and family is harder than it seems. My friends think I'm impossible to shop for. I don't know, maybe it's true. In all honesty, I'm always thrilled to receive very pedestrian gifts. A nice bottle of white wine. Home-baked goods. A box of beautiful macarons. A gorgeous-smelling candle. Winner winner chicken dinner!  But I'm getting off topic. When it's my turn to be...

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Annette Tymoski
Five Style Hacks You Need Now, by Fern Baker-Guy

Five Style Hacks You Need Now, by Fern Baker-Guy

I see it all the time. A guest tries something on, comes out of the fitting room, looks in the mirror and says something along the lines of "It's too baggy", or "It's just not doing anything for me" or just "Nope". Often, I must beg to differ. For I don't see it that way at all; I see the difference that a simple style hack can make. So I've identified five of the most common and useful fashion hacks that can change your life. This is not a tutorial per se (for that you can go to YouTube). Rather,...

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Annette Tymoski
It's Closet Cleanout Time, by Fern Baker-Guy

It's Closet Cleanout Time, by Fern Baker-Guy

In my last blog post, I was still struggling with the transition from Summer to Fall. Now it's the end of September and I'm finally ready for you, Fall! Thank you for making a last-minute appearance in the nick of time. The season of bright leaves, pumpkins and clear blue skies is sweet but oh-so-brief. Before we know it, it will be winter. Fashion-wise, at the beginning of the new season the first thing I do is take stock of what I already own. (Ideally I would complete this exercise before the end of summer; however this would have required...

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Annette Tymoski
The Struggle Is Real: Falling for Fall --by Fern Baker-Guy

The Struggle Is Real: Falling for Fall --by Fern Baker-Guy

I've found there are two camps of people when it comes to Fall: There are those who eagerly await sweater weather, boots, pumpkin spice lattes, and decorating for Halloween. And then there are those who cling on to every last shred of Summer and have to be dragged kicking and screaming into Fall. I used to be in the first camp. Somewhere along the line, though, I'm not exactly sure when, I defected to the other camp. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely adore Fall and all its pleasures...warm days and crisp nights, crackling leaves and the smell of fireplaces....

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