7 Inexpensive Ways to Treat Yourself

This statement is nothing new -- I've said it before -- but the older I get, the more I truly value the little things.  I treasure the moments that become memories and the items that were given out of love, not an expensive purchase wrapped in pretty paper.  As I sit here, recovering from surgery, there are several things I'm looking forward to and a few of these I've done every day for the last week.  Either way, each one of these 7 things are enjoyed, appreciated and delightful.  Any I missed? 

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Coffee

I'm typing this sentence at 3:46 in the afternoon. It's a work day -- meaning I need to be up early tomorrow, no sleeping in -- and I just made a fresh pot of coffee. But, if you're reading this or follow along on social media, this news isn't new to you.  I'm obsessed with coffee. 

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12 Traditions That Still Apply Today

It's a fact that I'm pretty traditional (read: old school) and a big fan of traditions, rituals and roles. The other day I was talking to a friend about airline travel and she scoffed at women who dressed up when they fly, stating that this was the 21st century, not the 1950's.  But, there's a big part of me that values the traditions of year's past.  I started thinking about traditions that may seem dated, but still very relevant today.  In no particular order, here are 12 that came to mind: 

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The Eldridge Edit // A Striped Shirt

This past week at Olympic Trials, a woman showed me a photo of her wearing a striped shirt and shared with me that her family calls it her "Hilary shirt." It's no secret that I love it and wear it often, as evidenced in social media photos, so here's a collection of a few of my favorites, all $25 or less! 

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