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Shake Your Arbonne-Bon

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“I’m not a party girl.” Say it with me. You know – the Tupperware/Thirty One/Pampered Chef/Premier Designs/Mary Kay-type party socialite that shops and shows all the latest lines in her own living room. That’s not me – I’ve always been absolutely terrible at it. However, for Arbonne, I made an exception. Let’s be honest – for Kristin, I made an …

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YARPP Announces New Offers and Promotions

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If we’re friends or followees, then you’re no stranger to YARPP. I’ll admit — it may sound a bit like a goose gaging on some greens but that’s probably why I like talking about it so much — it’s just damn fun to say. yarpp. yuh-ar-puh. yyyeee-arp. For those of us in the know, Yet Another Related Posts Plugin has …

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The Interview Process

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In what was arguably one of my most entertaining professional moves ever, last Spring, I sent a hiring manager a set of web graphics with zombies photoshopped into his company’s devices. I was amused. He was not. I didn’t get the job. Since then, I’ve realized it takes a really potent kind of crazy to love doing sample projects. They’re …

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Into the Woods: Little Critters Baby Shower

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The twins are coming and this auntie is losing her shit. More than a month ago, Mom and I tossed together a fun little shower to celebrate my cousin – a new mommy-to-be. Let’s ignore the fact that it’s taken no fewer than 40-something days to pull together a post about it. I’ve been excited since May when I ran …

Bet You’ve Been Wondering About Those Pants

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Six months ago, I wore the worst jeans in the world to work. By the end of the day, I had a year-long gym membership and a mantra that kind of resembled a strategy: feel healthier. With the New Year rung in and an inevitable rush of resolvers descending on my gym tomorrow, it’s probably about time to check in …

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YARPP Pro has arrived

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Today is YARPP Pro launch day and our office full of balloons is saying we’re really excited about it. That and we’re a best place to work – but the balloons are definitely for our launch. Definitely. YARPP Pro is an upgrade to the beloved Yet Another Related Posts Plugin for WordPress. In addition to a simple JavaScript implementation option, …

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Quibblo Facebook refresh

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On a roll with the social network skins this week, I jumped into an update of the Quibblo Quizzes page on Facebook. The page has previously used a combination of stock art and repurposed banner ads to piece together the cover and profile images. Unfortunately, neither was quite on target for our young quiz audience.   before   The redesign …

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YARPP Twitter redesign

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Don’t you hate it when you forget to take the before shot? Oh well. The important piece – the after –  is the newest addition to our slow rebranding of YARPP. In preparation for the arrival of YARPP Pro, @YARPP on Twitter received a nice little facelift today with a few repurposed graphics featuring our ‘related’ bubbles and network of …

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Web Designer Not Web Designing

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My last wearable design is so far in the past that I can’t honestly tell you how long it’s been since I’ve had to bust out my embroidery know-how. What I can tell you is that designing is bike-riding-like. Apparently, you don’t forget it – at least not all of it anyway. Diving into my new job last July, I …

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Get (or Give) More While Getting Fit

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After all the time spent busting your ass in the gym, it sometimes feels as though you should be entitled to something other than just getting fit. I mean seriously, an “I went to the gym and all I got were these abs” tee would probably cut it but why stop there? earndit Earndit has been a staple among my …