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Invitations That Coordinate with Your Wedding Venue

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Is this the cutest ever?  Paperless Post has done it again, this time by designing wedding invitations that coordinate with your wedding venue. Note that they’re not matchy-matchy, but instead tastefully harmonize with your wedding theme/location.  I wish I was getting married all over again!  

Happy 2018! Looking Back and Ahead

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As 2017 comes to a close I’ve been thinking about what our Maxwell’s Playbook group has accomplished during the past year AND our agenda for  2018! It was really cool to look back at the awesome things we’ve been doing. This past year, we gathered for brunch in Ashburn on Saturdays, tackling topics like  […]

A Year of Saying “Yes” – How it turned out

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I am very much a creature of habit, primarily because as a working woman, wife, mom and other-things-in-chief, structure is needed to get everything done.  Sometimes this is good because you stay on track and accomplish those things on your to-do list. However, at other times it can be terribly limiting. Things that conflict with […]

Turning a Winter Weather Blast into a Stay-cation

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It’s that time when every local broadcast begins with a “winter weather alert”. Last year our area got 30 inches of snow in a huge blizzard that pummeled the east coast.  Note that we typically get this kind of snow only once every five or so years (if we’re lucky). Of course, everyone was wringing their […]

Recognizing Abusive Behavior; It’s Not Always Physical

Turning to a very serious topic, I’ve read articles on abusive relationships and  many of them focus on physical abuse. However, we must recognize that abuse comes in many other forms including humiliation, emotional abuse, and manipulative behavior.  I was struck by Leigh Stein’s story in the Washington Post a couple of weeks ago, of how a relationships […]

What to Wear When You’re Working from Home

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When I’m home – even without plans – I like to dress so I can welcome whatever the day may bring. For me it creates an optimistic mindset that helps me get things accomplished. I feel good, and I like being prepared to welcome anyone who might drop by.  This doesn’t mean that I’m wearing heels and super-tailored clothing.  But I skip the ragged t-shirt […]

Simply Susan Reviews All the Best in Beauty

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JUST IN TIME FOR WARM WEATHER! IT Serum Foundation has lots of pluses (and good reviews)!  This light weight makeup that acts as both a foundation and skin care product. Yet, it’s light, easy to use and simplifies your beauty routine.  Susan explains it all in her review of this “Confidence in a Compact”.  Which […]

Houzz’s 2016 Scoop on Remodeling

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Thinking of remodeling your home? See the most popular renovation projects, what they cost and how homeowners are paying for them in the Houzz’s 2016 Houzz &  Home Report. Spending is on the rise for the most popular renos, kitchens and bathrooms. Buyers AND sellers are investing in projects, and a third of homeowners start a […]

Maxwell’s Career Hot Spot

One of our goals is to share what you need to know to manage your career like a Boss. So much insightful information is available — it’s impossible to cover it all! In this space, Maxwell’s Playbook will make that a little easier by sharing the best of the best advice on jobs, careers and entrepreneurship. […]

Side Gigs

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The necessity of a side-gig is here to stay, and there are a few reasons for you to fully jump aboard: Whether it’s for today’s expenses or savings for the future, you can always use the extra income. Bills, emergency expenses, a new home or car, that dream vacation, or retirement will all be made […]

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