File this one under fun and quirky.

Ever wish people would just smile and say “Hi” more often? So did the creators of “Ohiya.” The simple realization that the world would be a happier place if people just spontaneously said “hi” to one another spawned a line of clothing aimed at just that. Fun, cute, quirky characters encourage random acts of friendship that can start from just two letters: H-I.

Like I said, fun, cute and quirky. Check out some of their Ts here.



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New Boots

You can never have too many pairs of shoes.

I just ordered a new pair of Steve Madden boots from Nordstrom – can’t wait until they get here! I don’t have a pair of shorter boots now that I can wear with jeans, just taller pairs. These seemed like exactly what I was looking for. They should arrive in a few days and I’m crossing my fingers I love them just as much in person as I did when I saw them online.

Steve Madden Azurret Boots

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Hello, Austin

About six months ago it was decided that I would be going to SXSW in Austin, Texas. How can it be that the time has already arrived?

I’m excited for a number of the different panels talking about what’s new with all things digital.

This will be my first visit to Texas. I’m told if there is one city in the state to visit, Austin is it. Since I’ve never been there, I’ll have to take everyone’s word for it. Updates on the sessions and events to come…

My badge and welcome bag! Let's do this.

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Miami Workouts

I had an amazing time in Miami. Work? Absolutely, but a ton of fun. And any schedule filled with workouts, sightseeing and healthy eating is, to me, a perfect weekend.

The hotel we stayed in, the Fontainebleau, was breathtaking.

The Fontainebleau. Gorgeous.

The grounds were gorgeous and it was right on the ocean. It was beautiful and the hotel staff were really gracious and helpful.

The weekend was filled with workouts. We had a soccer-inspired workout, a boxing workout, a Cross Fit-inspired workout and a cardio/strength workout. The time between many of the workouts was filled with biking. The weather was exactly what I needed: mid 80s and incredibly sunny.

I met a number of fantastic trainers on the trip including Angela Parker, who is known for her kick-butt boot camps.

Me with trainer Angela Parker

I had a really fantastic time with a great group of inspiring, healthy women. Can’t think of a much better way to spend a weekend!

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Fountainebleau Miami

It is currently 36 degrees in Boston. And windy. Very, very windy. Today in Miami, it was 81 degrees. And sunny. Very, very sunny.

Friday morning I leave for Miami for the weekend. I will be working, but I do not care. It will be sunny and I love my job so what’s not to like? I’ll be staying in the Fountainbleau hotel in Miami – quite possibly the nicest hotel I’ve ever experienced.

This is what the Fontainebleau website is telling me the view looks like. I’m not banking on my window having the same view, but the grounds are absolutely gorgeous.

Fontainebleau Miami

And this is what Weather.com is telling me the weather will be when I’m there:

Weather forecast while I'm in Miami

Whenever I look at a forecast farther than 48 hours ahead, I hear the voice of Mrs. Ferguson, my middle school science teacher saying (yelling?) weather cannot be accurately predicted a week ahead of time. Whether that is still true, I don’t know, but I like the way it looks regardless. I cannot wait to get there.

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Just because it’s relevant…

Whitney Houston’s funeral was over the weekend. This was obviously a huge talking point online on all social media channels. It’s often a best practice on social media to be talking about “hot topics” and current events even if it isn’t 100% relevant. However, there is a line. I think it’s safe to say that line was crossed with Waffle House:

Tweets as shared by happyplace.com by someecards

This is just…too…random. It’s OK that Waffle House talked about something other than waffles. It’s not only odd they chose to talk about Whitney Houston’s funeral, but it’sreally odd that they then tagged it with #wafflehouse.

Just because it’s relevant, it doesn’t mean you have to tweet it.


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I found out I’ll be going to Miami next week for work and I couldn’t be more excited. Miami? In March? Yes, please.

Not only will I be in Miami, but I’ll be working on an event for our Fitness line and the entire weekend will be composed of different types of workouts with celebrity trainers. How perfect is that?

I leave on March 2nd. Right now, it looks like the weather will be in the 80s and sunny. I’m crossing my fingers that’s still what it is when I’m there.

Stay tuned: when I’m back I’ll have a full recap. ; )

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