Melinda Gale

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Weekend In Review: Fashion Shows, Galas, and Tar Heel Wins

This is a week late but....

The past few weeks have been non-stopped for me and last weekend was no exception. My schedule has been filled, morning, noon, and night with workouts, hangouts, and work events. This year, I am attempting to say "yes" to more activities and while I am getting little sleep, I am having the best time. 

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My Current Faves + Life Update

It's Christmas time and you're likely racking your brain trying to figure out what to buy for your friends and family. However, you can't forget to TREAT YO SELF! Here is a few of my fave items that I highly suggest purchasing for yourself this holiday season! 

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Wine Wednesday: Malibu Wines

As a part of our "super healthy lifestyle" initiative, Shelby and I decided to go sober for a little bit. What better way to kick off going sober than to use an expiring Groupon for a wine tasting?! Late Sunday afternoon, we ventured all the way out to the Malibu Family Wines tasting room over at Angeles National Golf Course in Sunland. Just a 25 min drive into The Valley and we were already obsessed with how beautiful everything was. 

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Stop Settling

I’m literally amazed at the negative behavior we condition ourselves to deem acceptable. No one should ever make you feel inferior. No one should ever make you feel insecure regarding your looks. Relationships of any capacity shouldn’t be one sided and if they are, we should make the other person recognize that. In summary, stop settling.
— My Facebook status, Dec 18th, 2013

Usually, that little "On This Day" section of Facebook gives me anxiety. It always reminds me of past relationships, events or even outfits that I'd rather not relive. But then I see things like this and remember exactly what I was going through at that time. 

I am so, so guilty of settling in relationships of any kind. I never speak up when someone is treating me poorly. I make excuses for others bad behavior. I let others dictate how I feel about myself. 

I absolutely needed to be reminded of my own words. 

DIY: Marbled Clay Jewelry Dish

I am not a crafter. It's just not something I have ever been good at. So bad, in fact, that going in craft stories with my mom gives me anxiety. However, deciding that I need to stop being a granny closed up in my apartment, I joined a few friends for a craft afternoon. Normally, I would have screamed "HARD PASS" and not even given this a second thought BUT I figured I could blog about it no matter what we go. 

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Viva Las Vegas

Thanks to my obsessive tweeting in an Expedia Twitter chat late last year, I won a two night stay at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Casino in Henderson, NV. The free stay had been in the back of my mind for a while so I decided to bite the bullet and finally use it on the extra days I had off due to Thanksgiving. Las Vegas is only a 3-4 hour drive from Los Angeles and about an hour flight. My friend Liz and I opted for the former and made a road trip out of it. 

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Fall Feels Playlist

Hopefully I am not the only person in this boat or else I am going to look like a crazy emo lady BUT I love to listen to sad songs in the Fall. What's better than driving down the 101 in 70 (that's freezing for us) degree weather listening to sad songs? NOT NOTHING.  (I swear I have a journalism degree.)

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Love Yo Self

This summer in my small group, we were required to give ourselves a challenge. My challenge was to love myself. Having always struggled with insecurities and body image issues, I felt like I made the right choice. I'd like to say that I really took this challenge seriously, but I didn't. I got caught up in traveling, my clients, and putting other's problems before my own needs. 

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