Em’s Fabulous or Fail Product List!

You know all the gimmicky products out there that promise to erase your wrinkles in 1 night, give you a 6 pack abs in a week, help you drop 30 pounds in 30 days...blah, blah, blah...annoying. Ladies!  There is NO QUICK FIX to anything....OR, IS THERE?? I'm here to tell you about 5 products that I personally use, personally buy and they ACTUALLY, truly provide a quick fix.  Are you ready??  This is exciting stuff!  And here is my important DISCLAIMER...none of these people or companies paid me … [Read more...]

Getting to know Bosslady, Emily Davis!

Wanna get the low-down on being a boutique boss? We asked our own Emily Davis what it takes to run her empire and we're dishing her best secrets right here!       … [Read more...]

No Excuses….

So.....I'm 10 months away from turning 40.  Not that I'm counting.  I'm not too worried about that number, I could really care less about that and more about the wrinkle line count on my forehead.  I have to admit though...the older I'm becoming the harder it is to stay on top of my fitness, weight and overall health.  I'm older, weaker, more exhausted, more responsibilities with my family, work...you name it.  I've always leisurely exercised and been a fairly healthy eater but slowly that's not … [Read more...]

A Little Idea with BIG Rewards (and awards!)

About 4 years ago I had a plan...well sort of.  As you know (or maybe don't know) I own and operate a large furniture store in a small town.  This store is over 100,000 square feet and it's our mission to draw people from all over (5 states) to visit us.  That takes some work.  We can't just be the typical furniture store.  We've worked really hard to become more than that.  Actually, my parents originally WORKED REALLY HARD to make it special years ago.  Now it's my job to keep it that … [Read more...]

I Enjoy Seeing her Fail….(insert evil laugh here…)

You love Trump, you hate Trump...you voted for Hillary, you couldn't stand Hillary...whatever your take is on certain situations, why does our human nature go into "competition" mode more often than not.  Why do OUR opinions always have to be the RIGHT ones. Have you ever considered that our very own "Girl Power" is hindered by girls themselves.  What I mean by that is, you have to sit and wonder why it is that as women we SOMETIMES get slight satisfaction out of hearing ill fated news of … [Read more...]

“Am I too old to wear that?” When are we too old for shorts, leggings, and crop tops?

I hear this statement all the time in the boutique, "I'm too old to wear that!"  Just this week a co-worker and I who are in our late 30's asked the questions "Are we too old for shortS?" So what is the answer? Are we too old? Vogue says "To assume style has an expiry date is as problematic as it is boring. Does fashion cater to youth culture? Well, duh. But that’s arguably because youth is the fashion gateway." I loved this answer! The more and more I researched what the gods of fashion say … [Read more...]

To my B.F.F. as you become a Mama…

My B.F.F. is about to become a mama. I'm a little "emo" tonight thinking about this and wishing I was able to be there for her and welcome her new little baby girl into the world in person.  Tomorrow my friend Ashley will be induced and her life will change forever.  The Ashley I've known since 7th grade will soon become an entirely different human being.  A person whose heart will grow bigger, love will reach new levels and joy will overflow when she holds her brand new baby.  Nothing I say … [Read more...]

Skin Cancer Looks Pretty On You…Lessons Learned

This will be the first summer I'm actually not trying to get a tan. Last year, on a whim while I was at the doctor for a sore throat I asked her to check out a strange mole.  Long story short...that turned into her removing 2 "concerning" moles on my back. She sent those in and they revealed cancerous cells.  She then sent me to a dermatologist for a full body skin cancer scan.  I diligently made my appointment, had another spot tested and yet again, it turned out to be basal cell … [Read more...]

What’s For Supper?

If I had a dollar for every time I've asked, or heard someone else ask this question--I'd be able to buy groceries for a year. Or cocktails for a year...whatever. In a very off-the-cuff effort to get my sh** together (even just a little), I've decided to revisit those few weeks a long time ago when I actually planned my meals. It was great! Why on earth did I ever stop? Have you ever heard the term "Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance"? -kinda nails it. I suppose I stopped because it … [Read more...]

Here’s why you didn’t get the job

Frustrated you haven't landed your dream job, or any quality job for that matter? Here's why you didn't get the job... Okay, that might be exaggerating a tinch, but let me fill you in on a few things I've learned along the way.  I've received 100's of resumes over the years in my profession and audited and/or led many, many interviews. Additionally, I'm in a unique position as I've been the employee, the manager, the general manager and now the owner of a business.  What I can tell you is … [Read more...]

I’m a Crappy Wife

Ohhhhh the season of love... Valentine's Day...do you love it, do you hate it?  I've been with "my" love since I was 15 years old.  Yep!  High school sweethearts and still together 23 years later.  One thing I know for sure is that he loved me then and he loves me now.  I know the saying, "more than I deserve," may sound cliche but I sincerely feel this way about my husband.  Now hear me out...what I'm about to say is true, but if you don't know me well enough, know that I'm extremely … [Read more...]

Just because I still have a “mom pouch” does not mean I’m lazy!

Nothing can prepare you for what will happen to your body after you have a baby. Not to mention baby #3 at 37 years old.  As if you are not feeling bad enough about the mom pouch and chubby thighs everywhere you look on social media is size 1 models, accountability groups, and every celebrity popping Garcinia while wearing a waist trainer. All the pressure is exhausting! Speaking of exhausted between running kid's to hockey and middle of the night feedings where does one find the energy to work … [Read more...]

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