Coffee Date With Amy Robbins

Hello friends! I am so happy to introduce you to an expanded version of the Coffee Date series here on SMT. If you're not familiar with my Coffee Date series, I created it as way to connect with you, the readers a bit further. It's an opportunity for us to have a chat so-to-speak where you send me questions and I answer them monthly. I like to think of it as our way of having coffee together, albeit virtually. 

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Monthly Favorites

I'm giving new life to my Friday Favorites series that I posted last year. It's the last day of SHOT Show and it's been a crazy busy week but also super fun. Not sure if you caught the announcement on Instagram earlier in the week but Amy Robbins and I have something brewing that I hope you'll love. 

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Partial Tuck for Concealed Carry

For as long as I remember I have always done some sort of partial/half tuck with my shirts whether it's a simple tee, button down, or even some blouses. I would like to think that maybe I was subconsciously predicting that this style habit was going to come in handy in my future as a concealed carrier.

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Is it Time to Toss Your Make-Up?

With the fresh start of the new year still on our minds, it's the perfect time to take a look and assess some of your favorite beauty products that got you through 2017. Maybe even 2016...which means they probably need to be tossed. Trust me, I know how hard it is to say good-bye to some of your favorite beauty products especially when it can seem like you are just throwing money down the trash.

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Basic Layers

We are moving and shaking right through January. Maybe I feel like the month is going by faster because I've been busy trying to things planned for SHOT Show next week. I'm not one to wish away time but I'll be just fine if the time could move quickly through these colder months.

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Keeping Cozy While Carrying Concealed

When it comes to concealed carry, the winter season is by far my favorite. The added layers and bulkier clothing items we wear work double-duty keeping us warm and helping us to conceal our firearms more easily. I definitely don't have a shortage of cardigans in my closet. I tend to always be cold so they are the easiest way to add an extra layer and still look cute.

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Winter Weather Preparedness

It's that time of year when the dip in temperatures can bring on some hazardous winter weather. This can include any combination of extreme cold, freezing rain, sleet, snow, and/or high winds which in turn can cause power outages, accidents, blocked roads, damaged homes, and possible injuries.

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The Warmest Parka

The only words running through my head during these last couple of weeks have been curse words. Each time I've reluctantly stepped out of the house, it's been frigid. It's been a temperature I've not experienced in my life. With wind chills in DC, we were down in the negative temps.

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Dynamis Alliance Women's Weekend Video

Back in November, I had an awesome opportunity to train with Dom Raso and his team at Dynamis Alliance. I recapped that weekend in a post that you can read hereIt was hard to put that experience into words and that weekend along with its message of honor and crushing everything we do in our lives, still very much lives within me every day.

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Hello, 2018

And just like that another page has turned and we have arrived in 2018. How were all of your holiday celebrations? Did you guys travel anywhere? Mine was great - there was plenty of relaxing mixed in with bursts of productivity. I easily could've taken a little longer of a break but it's time to get back to the grind.

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