OFFSTAGE: Miranda Lambert Calls Walgreens “Girl Heaven”

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There’s a new story in Parade magazine about Miranda Lambert. One of the questions is how she finds balance between work and life. And she has an answer. But I think the real answer lies in one of her latest tweets. “I went ape $hit in Walgreens. I had 3 of the big bags full! Lashes, gloss, magazines, smart water, nail polish, etc. …Walgreens = girl heaven,” Lambert wrote. And any girl knows exactly what she is talking about. You might go in for shampoo, but you come out ready for extreme makeovers, extreme diets, mani/pedis, housecleaning, book club and, if you’re lucky, even a girl’s night in. (I’m a loyal user of the Barefoot Sauvignon Blanc that my Walgreens sells for $5.) But here is what Lambert told Parade about the balance between her career and her marriage to Blake Shelton: “I try to make sure that I have the right amount of time at home and time on the road. I definitely don’t ever want to burn out at my job. I also need to have a personal life and be able to go home and be normal. I try to plan my schedule around when Blake’s going to be home, so we can have a little bit of normalcy.” I have a feeling the Walgreens run would fall under “normalcy” for Lambert.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.