#imbornto Thrift! Curate for a Cause and Win $5,000 Shopping Spree with eBay

March 20th, 2014
baby we were born to thrift

baby we were born to thrift
Because baby … I WAS BORN TO THRIFT! 

Today I’m sharing five of my latest secondhand style finds to inspire you with my passion: THRIFTING.

Love thrifting? Please visit my THRIFT collection on eBay, brought to you by the amazing vintage / secondhand sellers of eBay.com. These men and women thrift like kings and queens to find treasure that they present to you!

Keep reading to check out my THRIFT HAUL video shot in Los Angeles, California, inspired by my passion for thrifting, because baby, I WAS BORN TO THRIFT!

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1970s Owl Necklaces to Wear Your Wisdom

March 12th, 2014

Symbolically, an owl represents wisdom. Owl necklaces became popular in the 1970s and the trend was called “Hoot Couture.” Because the ’70s was a time of political, moral and ethical exploration in the United States, the value of wisdom became embedded in the nation’s consciousness. The features of an owl appear more human like too, as if you’re staring into the eyes of your reflection in the mirror. Which is why when choosing an owl necklace, you get to choose a necklace that mimics your inner being or sense of self you’d like to fulfill.

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Meditation Magic: Finding Strength in Stillness

March 10th, 2014
success through stillness

Meditating in Central Park last summer, as seen on my Instagram feed I discovered the power of strength in stillness a little over two years ago. On the outside I seemed fine – a happy, smiling, loving girl full of opportunity and excitement – but on the inside I was a ticking time bomb, ready […]

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My Favorite Reads: 14 Books to Live & Be Inspired By

March 1st, 2014
girl with book

In life we are never “fully developed.” We are who we are for a reason so divine that we need not seek to understand it. But life throws curveballs and our minds become wrapped in the “who, what, where, when, why” behind it all. And so we can turn to leaders who have left legacies of words which assure, affirm and acknowledge our beautiful, perfect and complete selves. Today I’m sharing my passion for reading books in the self-development sphere. My collection “Inspired Words to Live By” on eBay highlights 14 books written by my favorite leaders in the “self-help” field of New Age spiritual enlightenment.

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U-G-L-Y: Ugly Holiday Christmas Sweaters with S-T-Y-L-E

December 10th, 2013
ugly holiday christmas sweater

While beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, I believe that “ugly” is actually in the mind of its maker as well: As in, what may seem ugly to you is actually really kick-butt-awesome to me. Just sayin’. That’s why when after coming across not one, or two, or three but 15 (and counting!) cute, conversational Christmas sweaters I decided to curate them into an equally as tongue-in-cheek collection on eBay called Ugly Holiday Sweaters That Are Kind of Cool (Kind Of).

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What Inspires Me: It’s Time to #getinspired on Instagram!

December 9th, 2013
control ebay today

OMG!! I have huge news that I can’t wait to share with you! Are you on Instagram? Don’t forget to follow me, @samanthamariedavis. Are you on Instagram and want to possibly win $1,000 or $3,000 prizes from eBay?! YES YOU DO!

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Designer Eyeglass Frames for Men

December 4th, 2013

Eyes are considered to be a powerhouse of expression and it’s actually possible to convey a thousand words with eyes without even uttering a word. So, it is quite obvious that no one will prefer hiding their eyes behind glasses. But, the good news is that there are a wide array of designer eyeglasses available in the […]

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How to Have a Vintage Holiday in 3 Simple Steps

December 1st, 2013
vintage christmas tree

These are tried-and-true remedies for the “ho-hum” frustration you may be experiencing now that the radio is playing Christmas music non-stop and your kids keep asking for a Xbox Playstation. What are your vintage-themed holiday traditions? Can I add anything to this list for next year?

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