Where I Was

September 11th, 2011

My parents generation will never forget where they were the moment they heard that JFK was shot. This generation will never forget where we were on September 11, 2001. 

On September 9, 2001, we boarded a plane bound for Puerto Rico.  We originally had plans to spend September in New York City but switched our plans earlier that month and decided to visit New York City later in the fall instead. 

I distinctly remember going through security at the San Francisco International Airport and both of us noticed and commented that the security agents weren’t paying attention to the items under surveillance, they were more interested in their own conversation.  It was disturbing, but all we could do was shrug our shoulders and continue on our vacation.

Then came September 11th, 2001.

We’re west coasters, but that morning we were on east coast time having arrived in Puerto Rico two days before.  That morning, I went to the hotel’s workout facility, placed my headphones on my ears, and started my run on the treadmill.  I looked up to see the television in the corner of the room and saw what looked like an airplane that had hit a tall skyscraper.  I thought to myself Hollywood was trying to market another blockbuster movie with an airplane that hit a building and it was some sort of evil character involved.  I kept running on the treadmill.  It never crossed my mind that it could possibly be real. 

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Grab Some Style Giveaway

September 9th, 2011

Hello friends, I’m so looking forward to the weekend!  One of my best friends from college is finally coming to visit, we’ll be laughing it up tomorrow, can’t wait.  Did you catch my interview over at Amanda’s earlier this week?  Stop by to check it out and say hello.

This weekend’s giveaway is brought to you by another favorite blogger and long time sponsor, Jennifer of Style Your Life.  Jennifer is a stylist and personal shopper helping clients create new outfits and wardrobes through her business and blog. 

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I love getting her daily posts, Jennifer always puts together the most stylish outfits and offers all sorts of options for mixing the pieces. She can pull together any outfit to suit your style, from dressy to casual, and always within your budget!

 

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Every season, Jennifer writes a “Look Book” which is such a steal at $5 dollars, you can purchase it over at her blog.

 

This weekend Jennifer is offering one of you this lovely Style Package:

1.  One hour personal stylist consultation ($50 value)

2.  Virtual wardrobe with five outfits ($50 value)

3.  Fall Look Book

4.  $50 Gift Card to Stella & Dot

Of course, you know about Stella & Dot!  Only one of my favorite sources of jewelry, ever.  That gold link bracelet is screaming my name, it’s definitely on my birthday list!

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Eligibility to win the Style Package:

1. Leave a comment telling the one thing you need in your wardrobe.

2. For a second chance to win, hop on over to Stella & Dot and pick a favorite piece, then name it in a comment. 

3.  For a third chance to win, either link to this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter, then leave a comment telling where you linked (FB or Twitter.)

One winner only, giveaway ends Monday September 12th at 8 p.m. PST. 

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

WINNER: #605 Jaclyn, winner notified by email.

 

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