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Woes of a Babysitter

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So now that I'm back in Ann Arbor I feel like I have to write an end of summer post. But instead of giving you a play by play of what I did, I thought some babysitting tales would be more interesting.

As many of you know, I didn't get a job this summer. Instead I babysat whenever I was home. The thing with babysitting is that you never know what's going to happen.

For instance:

You could show up to find this in the driveway


Or this in the sink


Or this on the counter

Or frankly, you could show up to an empty house (you wouldn't believe how many times this has happened to me)

And then there's the critters:

Sometimes they're normal

And sometimes they're not

And sometimes you step on a giant gross bug!

But the real reason you come is for the kids

That can be bad



But usually it's tons of fun





So that's what I've been doing this summer in between my traveling. It's a pretty great job if I do say so myself.


Do you have any good babysitting stories?






Guest Post: Olympic Fashion

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If you haven't noticed, I haven't done many fashion posts lately. It's mostly because I've been traveling and spending my money on food and bus tickets. So, I asked my friend Jackie to write a guest fashion post, so here you go!
Hi!I am Jackie!You may have seen me pop up here and there.I don’t’ know about you, but I have certainly caught the Olympic fever and I was devastated to see the Games come to an end on Sunday.Luckily my good friend Layne came to my rescue and offered to let me guest post!Naturally I chose to combine my longtime love, fashion, and my obsession of the moment, the Olympics.While it is more than acceptable for Ryan Lochte and Gabby Douglas to go shirtless and pant less, us regular folks should still opt to stay (relatively) covered.In addition to the lessons of courage and hard work, these world-class athletes have also taught us a few fashion tricks!



Inspired by: equestrians!

They inspired my uniform for the fall season: jeans tucked into knee-hig…

Greetings From Mexico!

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Hello everyone! Today is an exciting blog post because I'm writing it from a coffee shop in Mexico! I am on vacation in Cozumel and we took a ferry to Playa Del Carmen for the day. The rest of my group is at a touristy animal thing but I opted to spend the day exploring instead.

We got here around 11 this morning and I walked around the shops. Most of the shops are very expensive (Rolex, Cartier, etc.) so I just walked around and enjoyed the air conditioning.


After shopping for a while I decided to lay on the beach for a while. It was beautiful but so hot that I only lasted about a half an hour before I went to lunch at SeƱor Frogs.


After lunch I got a pedicure and decided to find a chocolate cafe called Ah Cacao. On my map it looked pretty close but it was not. I finally got there and enjoyed an iced coffee and some dark chocolate.

I started walking back towards where I'm supposed to meet up with everyone when it started to storm so I ducked in a Starbucks to write a blog pos…