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April 17, 2014
by christinacoker

bumpdate – weeks 14 & 15

At 15 weeks, mini babe is now about the size of an apple and comes in at about 4 inches from crown to rump and weighs about 2.5 ounces, though you’d never know it from the size of my belly, I swear there’s a personal sized watermelon in there! Mini babe is wasting no time in making his/her presence known through my growing baby bump.

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April 15, 2014
by christinacoker

Stretch Photos photoshoot giveaway

It’s been a few months since I’ve hosted my own giveaway for you guys so to make up for it, I’ve decided to bring you an amazing prize, a prize that I’d love to win myself!

I’m incredibly excited to be bringing you a giveaway with one of my favorite local photographers, Jennifer Crowder of Stretch Photos.

Jennifer is a photog that I’ve personally worked with on too many occasions to count. I call her up for any and every photography need that crosses my mind from high fashion and conceptual to family portraits. She’s so diverse in her work and her portfolio covers almost everything you could need!




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April 14, 2014
by christinacoker

DIOR beauty event at North Star Mall

*press release

Do You Have Executive Presence? Can you command the room?

Do people stop and listen when you speak?

Dior Beauty and Marie Claire have defined what it takes to get ahead in the workplace!

What: If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then you have likely mastered the illusive art of “executive presence,” a term that’s been buzzing around leadership circles recently.

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April 11, 2014
by christinacoker

Kohls style – 2 dresses, 6 ways

*I participated in an ambassador program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received Kohl’s gift cards and sample pieces to facilitate my posts and as a thank you for participating

I was never much of a Kohls shopper. I had nothing against the store and have a few friends who swear by Kohls for their home and fashion style needs, I just usually stick to tried and true stores that I’ve visited.

With big name designers like Vera Wang, Peter Som, etc… trusting their labels to Kohls, I’ve become more and more intrigued to check them out for myself. The selections, styles, brand names, prices, shopping incentives and sales make it one store that you will keep going back to.

With Kohls prices and variety, it’s easy for you to get more that one look from one key piece.


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