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My Workout Routine for Toned and Defined Arms

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Summer is almost here and that means it's time for tank tops, sleeveless shirts and sundresses.  Now, I know there are a lot of people that wouldn't be "caught dead" in a sleeveless shirt because they feel very insecure about the look of their arms. So today, I'm going to share my workout routine and some tips and tricks I've learned along the way that have helped me get my arms toned and defined.  The best thing is that it does not involve 3 workouts a week....not even 2....it is a once-a-week workout!

This goes against the traditional weight lifting/workout philosophy, which is to workout 3 days a week, working 2 muscle groups each time....chest/triceps, back/biceps, legs/shoulders.  But I'm here to say that I did that for years and never got the results I have now.

Lest you think I'm a couch potato the other 6 days of the week or that I neglect my legs completely, here's an example of my entire weekly exercise routine: 
Walk my dog 6-7 days/week…

Birthday Deals

With my birthday just recently past, I thought it'd be fun to share all of the birthday offers that I received from various stores, restaurants and online merchants where I shop.  Of course, I didn't take advantage of all of these offers but I wanted to share them with you in case these are stores or restaurants you frequent so you can get signed up and receive a reward on your next birthday!

Beauty Offers:
BareMinerals - Free full-size eyeshadow in the color "Chic Nude" (either online or in their boutiques)
MaryKay - 20% off purchases all month long
Origins - $10 off + Free shipping on orders of $25 or more
Sephora - Free deluxe sample of a lipstick and mascara from Makeup Forever
Tarte Cosmetics - 20% off any purchase (valid for 30 days from date received)
Ulta - $10 off any purchase, free full-size Calvin Klein mascara and 2x bonus points on all purchases during birthday month

Food Offers:
The Cheesecake Factory - Free small ice cream sundae (unfortunately no free cheesec…

Hair Diaries ~ My Hair Styles Through the Years

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My birthday is just around the corner and I can hardly believe that I'm really going to be that old!!  It seems like just yesterday I graduated from high school...but that was 20 years ago!  Yikes!

Not long ago, I was going through a bunch of pictures and I couldn't help but laugh at many of my hair styles and fashion choices throughout the years.  So, today I thought I would open myself up for public ridicule and share some of those pictures with you.  They say, "laughter is the best medicine", so consider this blog post your daily dose of medicine for the day :-)

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Sharalee who loved wearing her hair in curls....
Even though she wanted her hair to grow really long (past her waist, if possible), she decided she wanted to have bangs like all her friends.  So her mom obliged and cut some bangs for her....
Curling irons and hot rollers used to take forever to heat so when she wanted super curly hair, she would sleep on those li…