READER APPRECIATION MONDAY 12/7-12/8

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This past week, I introduced a new series to you, my Retreat Series. I've had a bit of the travel bug lately, exploring a few places I may of been to but never explored. Since I've technically been unemployed since June, I haven't taken advantage of the free time I've been given. So, the past few weeks have been an exciting exploration. I hope you enjoy this mini-series. It's been fun taking shots of what I'm seeing and exploring and finding things that you all might be interested in.

Also discussed was something rather unexpected, and that was abuse. The article written for last week's Love Lust Love series wasn't directly speaking on physical abuse but it definitely touched a few people personally and publicly. I want to thank you all for the stories I received as well as the advice I was given. It was used wisely to those who needed it.

Now, on with those amazing comments of the week!

Post: LOVE LUST LIFE SERIES: HOW TO KNOW WHEN ENOUGH IS ENOUGH 12/7

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All three of these comments were extremely touching to me regarding this topic because each offered advice and a story of sorts. Thank you Vahni, Ria, Joy & Fajr. You all touched me and I hope these comments will touch others. Also, I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from these four!

  • Vahni of Grit & Glamour: Vahni always has well thought out posts and I appreciate her words. Her Friend Friday post on creating bonds with our readers is so essential for all bloggers. Definite read, go now! www.gritandglamour.com
  • Ria Michelle of Ria Michelle- This fantastic post from Art Basel will surely make you want to 1. GO TO ART BASEL 2. BEFRIEND THIS LOVELY LADY www.riamichelle.com
  • Joy of I Play Favorites: I loved Joy's summary of this shoe brand, got to love eco-friendly brands! More at www.iplayfavorites.com
  • Fajr of Stylish Thought: She looks completely gorgeous, channeling the beautiful Jackie O! Check it out! www.stylishthought.com

Post; RETREAT SERIES: SAN DIEGO, YOU'RE KIND OF BEAUTIFUL 12/8

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So who's going to top Ranier?! Seriously, this guy comes out with the greatest comments. I mean, come on, he brought up the good ol' Culottes video? You missed it, did you? Oh, click here for the hilarity. I love how you're thinking of me, driving down the good ol' California freeway, thinking of my culottes. AHAHAH. JK. www.thefalco.wordpress.com

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Oh yes, Chelsea is one of my favorites as well, you witty son of a gun. We're stage 5 high heel runners if you didn't know, as well as Fashion Trend Guide. And lovely, I'll take you "heel jumping" one day! :) www.dearwinnie.com

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Haha, well Jessica, I thought I'd answer you here...but honestly all I do to my hair is flip it over, twist it, wrap it, and put a hair tie over it. I'm a lazy hair-doer. I should be more proactive, I know. www.enchantedvintage.com

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