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My 10 Favorite Podcasts

As you know, I am a huge fan of podcasts! I started listening to podcasts to take advantage of my commute and have it bring meaningful impact to my day. I thought I would share my 10 favorite podcasts and get some recommendations from you on other great ones.

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A Skincare Routine for Tired Mamas

I have always been addicted to skincare products. As an eight year old, one of my favorite things to do in life was to venture to the pharmacy and browse the makeup and skincare aisles for the latest creams. Now that I think about it, this may have been the beginnings of my career as […]

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A Bit of Self-Indulgence with Chanel

One thing i’m planning on doing specifically for Valentine’s Day is a bit of self-indulgence. The women in my life are always running around taking care of everyone around them. The 14th of February marks a day you can

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Why I Became a Blogger

If there is one thing I learned from immersing myself in the blogging world this past year, it’s that readers crave more realness from the bloggers they follow. Today i’m sharing my number one goal for the blog and why I became a blogger in the first place.

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Monday Morning Links

I’ve been listening to this podcast on my way to work and it’s incredibly motivating. Some of my favorites are

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Philosophy & QVC: 12 Days of Wishes

Last week, I had the chance to spend the afternoon with Philosophy and QVC for the 12 Days of Wishes Campaign. To say it was a special day, would be an understatement. It was a dream come true to walk into the QVC studio and

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Monday Morning Links

Happy Monday! This week i’ll be continuing to enjoy maternity leave and spending time with the kiddos.

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Monday Morning Links

I thought it would be fun to feature a weekly roundup of articles and other things I have my eye on. I’ve never really done one before but I like the idea of being able to share good reading material and what is currently on my radar with you guys. So here is the first one.

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St. Thomas and Breastfeeding in Public

  One of the biggest challenges of traveling with an infant or even daily life with an infant is figuring out where and how to feed your baby. I’ve read about some really crazy experiences women have had where people would tell them to cover up, go to the bathroom, and how generally disgusting it […]

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Happy Valentine's Day

The New Yorker published some Valentine’s Day poems for married people. They’re definitely satirical and a bit dark but some of the points hit home. Below is one of my favorite and the rest can be found here. This poem really made me laugh. Like most parents, we had many preconceived notions about how we […]

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Little Girls

A few years ago, I read a great article by Lisa Bloom, How to Talk to Little Girls. The article really resonated with me and I immediately shared it on Facebook. Now it’s back on my feed and hits home even more so now that I have a daughter. What is the right way to […]

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Happy 2016!

Dear LaptopsAndHeels reader, This was a year full of excitement and both professional and personal growth for me. The success of LaptopsAndHeels would not have been possible without your support so THANK YOU! You make up the LaptopsAndHeels community and your continuous feedback is what makes the site relevant and valuable. From fun style posts […]

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Surrounded by Sequins

  My Outfit Details: Sequin skirt: River Island, sold out (similar here) | Muscle tank: AG via Shopbop | Shoes: BCBG via Nordstrom | Lipstick: Snob by MAC via Nordstrom No one ever needs a sequined pencil skirt and it is never listed as a wardrobe basic that every girl must have in her closet. Yet, it’s so […]

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Winter White

My Outfit Details: Dress: T by Alexander Wang via Shopbop | Coat: Zara (on sale!) | Shoes: Jean-Michael Cazabat via Intermix, sold out (similar here and here (use code WINTER for 20% off) | Clutch: J.Crew, sold out (similar here) | Lipstick: Cream Cup by MAC via Nordstrom Happy holidays, everyone! I’m spending the last week of 2015 reflecting […]

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30 Gifts Under $30

Happy holidays! Giving thoughtful gifts is always a good idea but it’s even better when things are on sale! I like to put together gift baskets by theme, which varies depending on the person’s personality and interests. Here are 30 gifts under $30 in case you wanted to put together a gift basket of your own. This is […]

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Inside the Boudoir: How to Rock your Photography Session

This holiday season, think outside of the box for gift-giving ideas. Think Boudoir. Boudoir photography is a fun and memorable gift to consider for your significant other as an engagement gift or even as a secret holiday gift. It was my one year anniversary gift to J and he loved it! This can obviously be an extremely […]

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Why Fall is Good for Relationships

When the weather gets cooler, everything gets better-including relationships. For as long as I can remember, fall has been my favorite time of the year. It’s the sound of leaves crinkling and breaking underneath your shoes. The smell of smoke coming from a neighbor’s chimney. It’s the tree that’s fading from green to yellow to orange […]

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Sweet November

I can hardly believe it’s November already. This year has flown by and i’ve experienced so many wonderful things for the first time. I’m so excited that the holidays are coming up, most of all Thanksgiving. I can’t wait to get my hands on some giant wings! Below are five things I’m looking forward to this […]

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about tanya

Hi, i’m Tanya. I was born in Russia and immigrated to the United States when I was two years old. My family left Communist Russia speaking minimal English, with little money and a young toddler to raise and assimilate into a foreign culture. I only mention this because being an immigrant has been a defining […]

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12 Things I learned in the First Month of Being a Mama

It all started when I saw 2 lines on a pregnancy test that I didn’t even plan to take in the first place because I didn’t think for a second I could be pregnant. I called J over to see for himself and we both stared at each other in shock at the realization that we […]

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