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Continued: Glamorous giving: A day in the life of Sarah Edwards

  • Article by: AIMEE BLANCHETTE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 28, 2013 - 4:25 PM

A recent recipient of these good deeds was Mary Senko, 84, a resident at Catholic Elder Care in northeast Minneapolis.

“I felt pretty glamorous,” Senko said. “Sometimes we need something like this to get us feeling better. I know I did.”

Edwards’ approach is catching on.

“At our best, that’s what the fashion industry should be doing: helping people feel better about themselves as a result of our talents and areas of expertise,” Murphy said. “Not tearing them down for their lack of perfection.”



6 p.m. Walks the puppy.

6:15 p.m. Calls Mom.



The greatest challenge at hand, and her most important role to date, Edwards said, is transitioning from the life of a free-spirited twenty-something to a soon-to-be stepmom to two young boys.

“When I was single I would eat a bag of popcorn for dinner,” Edwards said. “When you’re part of the family, dinner is important.”

Engaged for almost two years, Edwards and her fiancé say there’s no rush to wed. Edwards said she has a hard time envisioning spending money on a wedding. “This is very unsexy, but we could fix up our basement instead,” she said.



7 p.m. Changes clothes for the fourth time.

8 p.m. Dinner. No iPhone in sight.


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