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First Attempt (at Fashion Blogging)

I love fashion. Am I the most fashionable 40 something on the planet? Nope. Which is why (along with not loving my picture taken) I have resisted doing the whole clothes thing on my blog. Until now. Why now you ask? Go back to the first sentence. I LOVE FASHION. For years, I worked in… READ MORE »

Carving Pumpkins

Pumpkin carving after a trip to the pumpkin patch is a given. The other fun aspect of pumpkins are the delicious pumpkin seeds. Well, after you cook them up anyways. I love baked pumpkin seeds. I mean really, almost anything soaked in butter, Worchester sauce, and salted is going to taste good but I think… READ MORE »

Friend Friday with Crystal White

This week’s Friend Friday features mental health counselor and author, Crystal White. Crystal has recently released a women’s fiction novel titled Yours, Truly. Enjoy the book feature below and be sure to check out the book’s trailer, as well! You can read more about the book and purchase it here. Book Synopsis: With a mother constantly holding… READ MORE »

The How-To Guide to Buying Pearls

Pearls. What’s not to love? They are beautiful, elegant and alluring. Worn throughout history by royalty, fashion moguls and women around the world, they will never go out of style. Pearls seem to be a staple in most women’s jewelry collection and they are always a solid investment. However, you should be well-informed about the qualities of pearls… READ MORE »

Wedding Wednesday

Even more so than the ring, I’m excited about the dress. Yes, I realize the dress is purchased to be worn a few hours while the ring is purchased to be worn for a lifetime I can’t help it. I love fashion and dresses, and a wedding dress…..totally stoked. When else can you go over… READ MORE »

Blog Tip Tuesday

If you’re serious about blogging you need to have focus. For me….Who am I and what do I have to offer in the blogosphere are the questions I’ve been asking myself lately. In January, I had my blog redesigned and combined all my blogs into one. It was an improvement and honestly I thought it… READ MORE »

Locutions of Leather

I always enjoy learning about things and this is no exception. It never fails to amaze me how each industry has such industry specific terminology. I hope you all learn something too. You never know when it will come in handy on jeopardy!Presented by Ghurka

Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Fall wouldn’t be fall without a trip to the pumpkin patch. Though I dare say we’ve had a warm spurt here in central Indiana and it was in the 80’s Saturday so wasn’t exactly fall weather and that was a little odd for me but the kids didn’t seem to mind. Here is Syd pretending… READ MORE »

Fab 5 Friday

These are the fab things I found from around the web this week! A Beautiful Mess – 5 Minute Oatmeal…because who doesn’t love oatmeal? Crazy for Crust – Pumpkin Patch Candy Corn Brownie Pies…The name says it all. Hello Fashion – 4 Colorful Workout Looks…I wish I looked half as good in my workout gear…. READ MORE »

10 Things I’m Grateful For

In writing this post today as part of the SITsgirls blogging challenge, I realize that I don’t take as much time to be thankful as I should for the amazing things in my life. Then when I really think about it, I realize how much I have to be thankful for and to limit it… READ MORE »

Accessories That Never Go Out Of Style

When you buy new accessories, you do this with the intention of using them at least a couple of years. Most qualitative accessories are expensive so it’s good to invest in accessories that never go out of style. Here are some tips on finding fashionable and timeless accessories that can be used for many years without… READ MORE »