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Barefoot Blonde Has Moved To NYC

Amber, apparently a successful blogger, announced that she would be moving to New York City today. I assume she has already arrived at this point and begun placing triangle patterns and all white furnishings throughout her no doubt bonkers insgrammable apartment.

As for why she has relocated her entire family to a city with the most expensive cost of living outside of Cohaagen’s dome, Amber takes the usual blogger route of claiming vague ‘projects’.

A lot of you have asked WHY we are moving… so let me sort of explain. First and foremost, David and I have been working on something that I am sooo beyond excited to be able to share BUT I can’t yet…

She goes on to tell us that, in a nutshell, she and her husband are going to live off of Amber’s blogging.

Another reason we are moving is because of my blog I have been able to have some amazing opportunities presented to me and everything kind of goes on in NYC so we are going out there to kind of follow some of my dreams. We are going to put David’s work on hold for the time being and go after these ventures we are currently working on.

I mean, at least she’s up front admitting that Davy’s going to become a blog husband, unlike some people who try to hide it for almost a year.

So hooray, just what this city needs – another lifestyle/fashion blogger. But hey girl, congrats on escaping Arkansas Alabama!




  1. Little Miss Sadsack in a bike bucket

    *Alabama (not that it makes much of a difference)

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    • Arkansalabama?

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    • Apple Creeper

      Heeeey, heeeeeeey, Alabama is a (eh, kinda) great place! Glad to see Amber left my state.

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  2. catie85

    She needs to put some of those earnings towards a Grammarly account, first.

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    • Ashy_Cankles

      For real. Her grammar is absolutely AWFUL.

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      • Beacons of Bland

        Someone who writes like THAT is supporting a family on blog income?
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  3. Ham Cannon

    Good for her. She seems pleasant enough. I feel like everyone's life is enriched by moving to the city. (WHY AM I NOT SNARKING I AM GOING SOFT FOR SHAME FOR SHAME)

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  4. She bugs me slightly less than other fashun blahgers bug me, although I do wonder what this OMGsospecialsecretproject could be that allows them to move to NYC.

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    • S

      Reality show? I don't follow her but was she a small town bumpkin and now she's taking the success of that model and completely doing a 180 to being a city blog? Again I don't know her blog. The country mouse in the big city shtick is so annoying.

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      • Fancy Eleganza

        Shucks! Lookit all them tall buildings, Jethro! And looit them fancy dresses in that thar store winder! They ain't got nothin like this back home in Arkabama!

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      • PrincessBananaHammock

        This really makes sense, actually. Though she mentions focusing on her hair videos on YouTube so I was betting she was trying to become the hair world version of Michelle Phan.

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  5. LetMeSleepfortheLoveofGod

    C'mon, NYC is whee everything kind of happens and she going to kind of pursue some of her dreams. Like, what's your problem?

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    • S

      Seriously her "whatever lets kind of try this I guess" language was confusing. Have some confidende and commit to it! It wasn't twelve dollars and three hours worth of work to secure housing in NYC so one would hope you have a plan, Arkanabama Bumpkin In The Big City. Best get you some Obamacare.

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    • LetMeSleepfortheLoveofGod

      Hey Nopers, y'all hurt my feelings! I was trying to sarcastically echo her unique writing style! I get it, Sponsored Thanksgiving said it better below. So I guess I suck at the internets too. SSSF

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      • Ashy_Cankles

        Aw, my sweet Hammy! I "this"d your comment twice, thrice, and once mo'. Alas, it only counted for one this. I smelt your sarcasm from a mile away. J_Lawrence_Wink.gif

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        • LetMeSleepfortheLoveofGod

          You are the best, my sweet canklette!

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  6. zhnjg

    Well, she voluntarily moved to Alabama (we suspect because David was trying law school on for size). And I do empathize with her "Alabama adds two extra flights to any trip" rationale.

    I bet David's working on an app.

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  7. unikorn woo

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    • Feralforestnymph

      Your user name and this pic make the world a better place!

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  8. April Ludgate Kvorkian

    Moving to NYC and living near a park so her dog is comfortable? She's already doing NYC better than Nat and Taza.

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  9. BunnyBingo

    She's obviously headed to NYC to storm the competitive fake hair braid modelling market.

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    • Albie Quirky

      Maybe she's going to be the Honorary Consul for OompaLoompaLand?

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  10. Sponsored Thanksgiving

    "and everything kind of goes on in NYC so we are going out there to kind of follow some of my dreams."
    Don't know this woman, but two 'kind of's in one sentence, and 'some' of her dreams? Way to show your passion for whatever it is you do. "I kind of follow some of my dreams" said no succesful person ever.

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  11. I know why the couched bird snores

    She has no kids, right? So...this is the time to do it. Two employed people (provided her husband gets some sort of income) can probably survive in NYC. They can live in a closet. It's popping out the kids that gets expensive. (I am looking at you, Taza!) As long as her dreams don't involve a bunch of kids, I hope they have fun!
    She's pretty. She'll be fine even if she is more or less illiterate. I read somewhere Anna Nicole didn't even know how to write checks, so there ya go.

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    • Styrofoam is forever

      Just checked out her blog. She has a cute little munchkin. GOMI is introducing me to a world of fashion bloggers.

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    • Ashy_Cankles

      Yep, she's got a kid. He's basically her prop.

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  12. Gail

    "Cohaagen's Dome"!!! Marry me, PP!! (Hope the family time has been awesome.)

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  13. this is my burner account

    while everyone is so zomg new york city land of my dreams.. im dying to GTFO.
    this city killed whatever left of my spirit there was to begin with

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    • Jennifer

      Ok bye

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    • Sanny

      Yep - we just moved after living there for 10 years. It took us years to get out. So happy. City life no more!

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    • Beacons of Bland

      I'm with you. I don't know anything about this blogger except for what PP included in the post, but I can already tell the city is going to chew her up and spit her out.

      You need to be smart and really driven to survive here. Anyone who thinks that "everything kind of goes on in NYC" is a sufficient reason to move and has the audacious goal of "kind of follow[ing] some of my dreams" will be dying to get out in a year or two. There are just too many inconveniences with living in the city and this chick doesn't seem like the type who can handle them.

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      • Ashy_Cankles

        What are some inconveniences? My husband and I were/are considering moving to New York for a year before starting a family (nothing is set in stone).

        ETA: Or is this pretty much spot on http://elitedaily.com/envision/50-worst-living-new-york/?

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        • PrincessBananaHammock

          The main worst thing about NYC is the rent. MY GOD THE RENT. It'll make you cry. But honestly, everything else is doable once the rent is paid. Well, except summer time down on the subway platforms (especially at Herald Square, you'll bake down there). Yeah, that's pretty bad. But there's so many great things unique to the city, it's well worth it.

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          • Jennifer

            Being a NY expat in London, I'm telling you the little things are so.much.easier. in NY- going grocery shopping, finding cheap ethnic food and getting anything anytime. What I would KILL for the supermarket staying open earlier than 11am and staying open later than FIVE on Sundays.

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        • Sanny

          Transportation - the subways are efficient and cheap but so crowded and being on a train with someone's armpit in your face for anything over 10-15 min is NO WAY to live. Taxis are expensive and good luck getting one when it's freezing or raining.

          Cost - everything is a fortune. Rent is insane. I have no doubt that BFB is paying at least 3K for her place a month. Groceries are also going to cost you a fortune.
          Schools for kids - People are competing and filling out forms for schools while their kid is still in the womb. It's competitive and expensive and travel with a kid on a subway is horrendous, with a taxi, expensive.

          We just moved. You hear if you can make in NYC you can make it anywhere but we couldn't seem to make it anywhere else. We were trapped there for 10 years. Good paying jobs we didn't want to leave but the city got old after 5 years. Everyone is different but I think it's a hole in the earth and really only fun if your household income is at least over $150K and even then you'll be pinching pennies if you have a modest UES 1 bedroom.

          Oh - I was also getting tired of living in the biggest target for attacks. Not my cup of tea.

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          • Unless you're pretty well off, the city really isn't anywhere to raise kids. That's why people move to HV or LI when they start popping them out.

            As far as the cost of living I'm constantly hearing about, I don't understand people complaining about that. No, NYC is not as cheap as say Kokomo Indiana, but that's not some secret the city springs on you after you unload your Uhaul. And yes, you're going to pay a lot for certain parts of NYC. Scour craigslist and move out to cheaper parts if you don't want to pay $3k for a Manhattan shoebox and shell out $300 a week for groceries at Zabar's and Whole Paycheck. There are four other boroughs to live in. I understand there might be circumstances that sometimes don't give you much wiggle room about where you live, but anyone who absolutely insists on staying in Manhattan while constantly complaining about the cost of living just baffles me. (Not directed at you, Sanny, just in general I see the 'omgrent' complaints a lot and it's getting tiresome.)

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            • Ghost Kitten

              I feel like no matter where you live you're going to end up paying at least 50% of your paycheck just to have a place to sleep and a monthly metro card and that feels bad. I had to live a 15min walk from the closest subway stop in a kind of sketchy part of Astoria before I could find an affordable apt with my husband. Together we made over $100,000 and it always felt like we were just scraping by. As soon as we divorced I was out of there.

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            • PrincessBananaHammock

              I don't get it either. There are lots of cheap and free things in NYC too. Yeah, the rent is nuts, but you also don't need a car. Monthly Metrocard is way cheaper than car payments + insurance + gas + basic upkeep. It (almost ) balances out, to be honest. At least for my work (fashion, entertainment, media), there are more job opportunities.

              With that said, I'd never raise a kid there. I can't even imagine pulling that off unless you are rich.

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        • Beacons of Bland

          Everything about daily life in NYC is a hassle. The city steals the basic necessities of modern western living and sells them back to you one at a time for an unbelievable cost.

          The average New Yorker does not have a dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer, or dryer. Things like a full-size frig, bathtub, and freakking doors between rooms are not a given.

          Shopping for anything is a nightmare--the stores are always crowded and you can't buy anything heavy or in bulk unless you've got someone to help you carry it home on the train. Having a car does not make it easier because there's no place to park (at the store, or at home)

          If you're a parent, you've got to lug the stroller up and down multiple flights of steps in the train stations (no, there aren't always elevators) and then again in your walk-up building after that.

          Everything that you take for granted about suburban living will be ripped away from you in this city. Any fantasy you had about seeing Broadway shows on the weekends will become a pipe dream once you realize you now spend every Saturday cleaning someone else's lint out of the dryer at the laundry mat.

          There is a reason why New Yorkers are tough. You can't live that lifestyle (and pay double or triple for the privilege of doing so) and be a pansy.

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          • "The average New Yorker does not have a dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer, or dryer."

            Neither do a lot of people in other places. At least here you can pay 20 bucks to have someone come right to your door to pick up and drop off your laundry and dry cleaning.

            "Shopping for anything is a nightmare--the stores are always crowded and you can't buy anything heavy or in bulk unless you've got someone to help you carry it home on the train. "

            It's called "online shopping", a new miracle where they deliver everything from paper goods, pet food and cat litter, groceries, even furniture directly to your door. I hear NYC also has these "taxis" that will drive both you and your parcels right to your door if you (like me) live a mile from the subway and don't wish to haul a chair from Ikea or towels and pillows from Target home on foot.

            Seriously I do not understand what the f**k is so hard about living here (at least for a childless person). Sometimes I think people just want it to sound like a neverending #struggle so they sound tougher and more awesome for being able to accomplish it.

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          • An Eyeful of Clit Buzzer

            I have never lived in NYC and never will. It's just not for me. I live in STL and have my whole life and there are plenty of people here who b***h and b***h like this (not ABOUT these same things; pretty much the opposite stuff) and it drives me bananas. No city is perfect and no one is holding you hostage. If there are THAT many things you hate about a place, why are you still there? And FYI, my last apartment had no dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer, or dryer, and the sink was a single compartment. Then again, it only cost $425/mo and that included heat. So, I think I came out ahead.

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