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Barely Surviving Breast Cancer

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I think all of my cancer is gone. At least I hope so. I check in with one of my 5 cancer team doctors on average once a month. But even with being 8 months after my surgery, and 5 months after completing my radiation treatments, I am still, I have to be honest, miserable. I […]

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Sweet Nothings, Sweet Everything!

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You know me. I love comfortable clothes, but I also like my pieces to be unique, and well made. Most of my featured items below were found under the Christmas tree, and I’m all about them. I am taking these intimates to the next level, and incorporating them into my wardrobe as intended but also as […]

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Holiday Gifts ideas from my Fave Local Businesses

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I decided to write a post featuring local businesses that I love as we enter into the holiday season. Hopefully this will inspire some Gift Ideas for you, as you tackle your gift list this holiday season. Please consider these and other small businesses as you do your shopping. I know from experience it is […]

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Aruba 2015 FTW

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What a trip! After a rough start (I gave myself a candy induced migraine and couldn’t fly), we eventually made it to Aruba to play in the PPC World Poker Championships, and to have our first vacation after a crummy summer. Note: last year when we went to Aruba at this same time, I had […]

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Natasha Nicholson: The Artist in her Museum

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Until Sunday, November 8th in the State Street Gallery at MMoCA (227 State St. Downtown Madison) There are a few things that impress me as so special that I feel we are lucky to be exposed to them here in Madison. Natasha Nicholson’s exhibit is one of these things that has left an impression on […]

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Material Wrld review. Selling all the clothes I don’t wear

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I have too many clothes. I have clothes that I don’t love or don’t fit me anymore. I want to simplify my wardrobe to pieces that I love and will wear often, including my special occasion and seasonal pieces. I decided last month to clean out my closet. My first pass of clean out I […]

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Rebecca Ryan asks me ‘How was your support’? An After the Cancer Q&A

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When I was first diagnosed with Cancer, my friend Rebecca Ryan immediately came to me and offered to be my support group ‘Project Manager’. It was such a gift from her, offering her time to do this. Knowing I wouldn’t have the energy or time to organize support, mass communicate, or plan logistics, Rebecca came […]

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I Won a Poker Tournament and the Guys said ‘She’s Just Lucky’

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A funny thing happened after I won the PPC Mid-West Poker Classic. I received a ton of congratulations and well wishes for a great win, particularly given my health. However I also received a resounding number of semi-praises. From men. To my face, and on social media, many men offered their congratulations, but dozens more […]

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My Top Fall ’15 Accessory Picks

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Here are my Top Accessory picks for Fall. I’m including shoes in this category too, even though it could be an entire post on it’s own. I know I picked the Chloe Scarf, and the IRO boots in my ‘Fall Fashion/ Trends’ post, so these Accessories are in addition! So many good ones, difficult to […]

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New Brand Watch! Introducing ROI

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The most successful businesses in any industry will solve a problem or fulfill or create a need. This is one of the reasons I love this new contemporary fashion brand ROI. They are a problem solving designer brand. “What am I going to wear tonight?” ROI answered this with their first season launch now in […]

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My Top 10 Fall Fashion Picks & Trends

It’s the most…wonderful time…of the year! Here are the items on my personal Fall Fashion wish list, from the trends I’m feeling the most. A couple of pieces are branching outside my normal style zone, but I’m excited to incorporate some new looks into my wardrobe. Maybe you’ll see some in future posts. I’m a […]

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Day 2 PPC Poker Tour…unbelievable

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I can barely believe it myself. I won! I won the entire tournament. 21 hours playing poker, 333 players, and ended up winning with $18,000 and a $5,000 Aruba package. I feel like my luck is turning around If you like poker you can read details about the event and the win in this ‘All […]

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My first weekend out…Ho-Chunk Casino? Day 1

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It is my very first outing since my breast cancer treatments, and my husband is taking me to the Ho-Chunk Casino in the Wisconsin Dells.   I took this particularly bad photo at a distance yesterday morning for a dramatic effect. Now before we get all judgey and think what a terrible husband I have, […]

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Why I am closing iona…

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Many have been wondering why I am closing iona. In early March, upon returning from New York Fall Markets, I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. At that time, my husband Monty & I decided no matter what the treatment path, we would close the store. I already have an underlying rare disease called GBS (Guillain Barre […]

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How do I Pick Brands?

One of the questions I am asked most often is “How do you pick your brands?” There are hundreds, probably thousands of designer/brand names. They are made by different designers, and creative directors, often moving around each year. So with all these brand names and emerging designers how do I make my choices? Before I Opened Iona I opened the doors to […]

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