Why Did I Get Back On This Ride? I WANT OFF NOW!

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Step right up, step right up folks and witness the death defying, dare devilish, wizardry of our high wire artist. You’ll see things you’ve never seen before! Watch as she spins in circles, over and over again all while trying to keep her lunch down. And, after that amazing feat, ladies and gentlemen, she’ll go […]

My Shopaholic Mind: How many times a day do you think of shopping?

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What does a week of journaling your shopaholic habits get you? A lot of shock, awe and insight into a shopaholic mind and its driving forces. When I decided to start working towards a no clothing spend year, I thought part of the exercise should include delving into my mind and its habits towards shopping. […]

Controlling The Urge to Shop

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No one said it would be easy and so far, it has not been.  Emotions play a strong role in our desire to shop; even our day-to-day circumstances can affect how we feel about shopping. Bombardment comes on a daily basis with advertising, branding and our lifestyles of convenience that push us to the local […]

September 2014 Monthly Recap


September the kids head back to school, vacations end and everyone is back at work full time. After not having a vacation for the entire summer, I decided to jet off to #Fincon14 in New Orleans for a few days’ vacation and the conference.  I had a fun time and my favorite place in New […]

Can A Shopaholic Fashionista Do A No Spend Year?

confessions of a shopaholic

In case you have not noticed, I am a designer diva, a fashionista with a penchant for beautiful, quality clothing. I have tried and failed several times at doing no spend months or a complete year and thought that maybe it just wasn’t in my blood to do such a thing. Realizing several times in […]

Fincon14 Roundup – Believe in You and No Judgment


New Orleans has a style and swagger all its own, there’s no place in the world that could rival it for warmth, hospitality and a nonstop party. Many of us started to equate NOLA to Vegas on steroids. It’s a never-ending kaleidoscope of culture, people, food and music. What better place in the world to […]