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Sarongs – The Ultimate Versatile Beach Cover-Up

While the swimsuit-weather months have wrapped up for the year, you may already be looking ahead to the dreary winter months and thinking about taking a fabulous vacation. Whether you’ll be taking a tropical cruise or simply headed out to the beach with friends or family, a great-fitting swimsuit is a must. If your fun day… READ MORE »

Actions Speak Louder than Words

Throwback Thursday blog post from May 22, 2010. Heaven never helps the man who will not act. Sophocles How often do people say “I wish I could” or “if only”? I say it all the time. Sometimes it is “I wish I could spend the week in the Bahamas” which let’s face it isn’t all… READ MORE »

What’s In My Closet

This is one of my favorite casual outfits. A plain white T from Old Navy, which should be the staple of any closet, an a brightly colored floral skirt that I picked up at Goodwill for a dollar. I think it’s handmade which makes me love it even more. Even though it’s more spring colors… READ MORE »

Cider with a kick!

Its fall and cider is one of my go-to drinks. Hot or cold. With cinnamon or without. I like it in all forms. It also can make for a super delicious nighttime wine replacement. You just need to add the KICK! This cider slushie recipe is super easy and if you don’t have time to… READ MORE »

Necklaces & Nooses – a chick lit mystery

After getting fired from her HR job, Presley now works at high-end fashion boutique Silk. She loves her job until one day when she finds her boss dead in a fitting room! She thinks its suicide; Solange was going through a messy divorce. Until the handsome detective, Willie Landon, discovers its homicide. Who would want… READ MORE »

Fab 5 Friday

So many wonderful things I came across this week! Honestly WTF – As Good As Gold..Pretty and for a good cause. Diary of a Makeup Geek – Bare Minerals Bare Skin….I’ve been looking for something like this. Autumn Leaves – Things I’m Guilty Of – Blog Edition…because I am guilty of a lot of those… READ MORE »

A New Way to Shop for Jewelry & Makeup

A few months ago, I posted about a new online retailer, Stitch Fix — an online company that will  shop for you based on your personal profile of taste, style and budget. I’ve recently come across another similar company but this one focuses on makeup, jewelry, intimates and fitness apparel. The company is called Wantable and each month their… READ MORE »

Amazing Music – Elijah Bossenbroek

Throwback Thursday blog post – originally posted March 22nd, 2010. Still think this guy is amazingly talented. have a listen! ***** You wouldn’t think that a 3 hour time difference would be that big of a deal, and going out to Phoenix it didn’t seem to be, but wow…I couldn’t sleep last night and I… READ MORE »

Accessories & Alibis – a chick lit mystery

It’s here. Accessories & Alibis, Presley Thurman Chick Lit Mystery #10. Presley buys failing retail boutique, Silk, and on the first day of business ownership the store manager Roxanne is arrested for murdering her boyfriend. Roxanne insists she’s innocent and asks for Presley’s help. Presley believes her and tries to help while getting the boutique up… READ MORE »

What’s In My Closet

I’ve never been a big jeans fan. They just don’t look great on me. On the weekends I have fallen into the pattern of wearing yoga pants. Even when not doing yoga. They are super comfy but makes me feel sloppy. While on the weekends, I am mostly consumed with kids activities, there is no… READ MORE »

Peanuts + Candy Corn = Yum!

While I not a master chef who can just invent amazing recipes on the fly, I do like to dabble and try new things. Since its candy corn season, and I love those nutritionless little things, I thought I would combine them with a good source of protein and make a healthier sweet treat. Who… READ MORE »