Carly Gardner

A House Divided – Part 1

A House Divided – Part 1

I am blessed...I got married this year which is by far one of my biggest life events to date.  Everyone says things change when you get married.  I was skeptical because we had been living together for about a year and a half before actually walking down the isle, but...

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Call me, strong maybe!

Call me, strong maybe!

I am not sure how else to put it. I HATE the phone. I do not use the word HATE loosely.... I hate talking on the phone. I have tried to dig into why it is that I hate it so much with no clear understanding. I saw this meme and it made me feel a little bit at peace...

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Murderinos

Murderinos

I am extremely late jumping on the bandwagon with podcasts. I think that I was a guest on a podcast before I even really listened to one all the way through. But, I am now a member of the Murderinos bandwagon. I knew I loved true crime shows, but now that love has...

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Trading My Youth

Trading My Youth

I am sure you have heard this song... "I ain't trading my youth for no suit and jacket I ain't giving my freedom for your money and status So don't say I'm getting older 'Cause I'll say it when I do 'Cause everybody I know, everybody I know Is growing old, is growing...

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Playing Store in a Digital Age

Playing Store in a Digital Age

I started “play store” at a very young age.  My Mom got me a box that looked like a cash register drawer, some monopoly paper money and plastic coins.  I set up “store” everywhere.  While playing with my dolls, in the driveway selling Kool-aid and lemonade, and in the...

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Bad Habit of Busy

Bad Habit of Busy

I have a bad habit. You probably wouldn't notice it, but I HATE it.   Have you ever been speaking to someone and they ask that fully loaded question?  You know the one.  The one you expect but also dread!  "How are you?"  Well thankfully I get this question a lot....

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Wait for the Better

Several months ago, I was invited to some friends' house to make pizza in their pizza oven.  (Note:  In the interest of full honesty, please know that anytime I tell a story involving me and cooking, you can assume that my role in the actual cooking is...

11 Charlotte Women Biz Owners Share ‘Black Friday’ Deals you Don’t want to miss!

If a 5 AM wake up to battle Game of Thrones-style through the mall sounds less than stellar- how about spending this Black Friday cozily, burrito-wrapped in a fave blanket sipping a hot cider (spiked if you are me) and not only shopping–but SUPPORTING some of Charlotte’s finest women-owned businesses.  (I mean, Amazon is fine is and all -but keeping dollars in our own community and supporting a woman’s dreams is way more enchanting, no?) 

Embracing the “Not 22”

The fashion industry has a way of making me feel old. It seems that everywhere I turn, I see twenty-somethings taking the industry by storm. I see fashion bloggers whose Insta-stories are flawless, because well, they’re 22 and really are “flawless” in terms of...

Call me, strong maybe!

I am not sure how else to put it. I HATE the phone. I do not use the word HATE loosely.... I hate talking on the phone. I have tried to dig into why it is that I hate it so much with no clear understanding. I saw this meme and it made me feel a little bit at peace...