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  • 9 Ways to Show Your Spirit at the 2014 Maintenance Mania® National Championship

    Come out and show your regional spirit and root on all the competitors at the 2014 Maintenance Mania® National Championship, Friday, June 20, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. during the 2014 NAA Education Conference & Exposition. Here are 9 tips to help your region take home the Spirit Competition award.   1. Like any true competitor, you’ll want to keep the glare out of your eyes with some eye...
  • Papa-paparazzi

    Be cool. Just be COOL. Easier said than done when Bill Rancic is calling your office... But let me take a step back. I’ve always had what some might describe as paparazzi tendencies. I get very star-struck when I see or talk to anyone who has been on TV for upwards of two minutes and my body simply shuts down.  This first occurred in high school when my mom and I spotted Tom Cavanaugh, star of...
  • Rocky Mountain Road Trip

    If you take a trip with me, your Thursday afternoon snack, Saturday dinner and Sunday stroll will probably be planned ahead of time. On a shared Google doc, to be exact. My propensity for trip planning isn’t because I’m an organized (ha!), Type-A person who has no room for spontaneity in her life. I take the bus to work, for crying out loud. You have to be spontaneous to subject yourself to that...
  • I Want My HGTV

    I once spent 10 hours watching an “America’s Next Top Model” marathon on TV. I don’t even particularly like the show, yet I devoted the time it takes some women to give birth to such an endeavor. Binge-watching TV shows is one of my vices. I just find something so deeply satisfying about watching episode after episode without waiting until the following week. Conversely, I seem to find necessary...

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