Style*Mind*Chic Life Turns 5!! [Reflections on Blogging]
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It’s hard to believe that StyleMindChic Life began 5 years ago today. I’ll never forget the excitement, and fear, of pushing the publish button on this tiny first post. I think it is safe to say it takes time to … Want More?

FEISTY – Lively*Courageous*Determined* – Are You FEISTY? Join Us!
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The one benefit to insomnia is the occasional brainstorm that hits you like a lightening bolt. I had one of those moments, in the wee hours of the morning, about a month ago. I was thinking about a need I … Want More?

Introducing Curated Travel – Great Escape Travel Agency
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I’m excited to announce the new ‘Curated Travel’ section of my lifestyle brand. My ‘Sunny Escape’ Travel Concierge has connected with a full-service travel agency, Great Escape Travel, owned by the very successful travel agent, Tim Colbie. As an independent, home … Want More?

5 Surprising Things I’ve Learned in Retirement [Pt. 5]
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5 Surprising Things I’ve Learned in Retirement 1 –  It’s surprising, I only need about 1/3 of the current wardrobe in my closet. Most of those pencil skirts, silk blouses, short jackets and mid-height heels are simply not as necessary … Want More?

Keep Your Eye on the Prize – Retirement [Pt. 4]
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Keep Your Eye on the Prize: Retirement I’ve heard that you truly feel retired on the first day you would have been back at work had you not retired. August 8th was that day for me. It felt a bit … Want More?

How I Made the Final Decision – Retirement [Pt. 3]
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How I Made the Decision to Retire I received this bouquet of lilies at my office on my last day of work. Though Scott was out of town at a conference, these beauties made a celebratory statement from him. My … Want More?

Feeling the Love…Another Step Towards Retirement! [Pt.2]
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It’s that time of year when spring shimmies into summer and celebrates its beautiful self with parties, proms, weddings, graduations and retirement celebrations. Beginnings and endings of all kinds… The end of the school year marks the end of a … Want More?

The Fine Art of Bold Decisions: Embracing a New Chapter of Life – My Retirement!!! [Pt. 1]
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 The Fine Art of Bold Decisions This year is a big one for me. In some ways, I would say, it’s epic. I’ve considered some major life changes since 2016 began, as I mentioned in this New Year’s post. Clarity and … Want More?