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A Trip to Martinsville, Indiana

All too often it is easy to overlook the wonders in your backyard in lieu of wanting to head to a warm Caribbean island or jet off to Europe. Since those destinations are both hard to come by for a weekend jaunt and on a budget. I came up with the idea of checking out… READ MORE »

Fab 5 Friday

Apartment Therapy – A Brief History of Toilet paper. I like interesting. Whitney Nic James – Thrifty Friend #17. I love finding deals. Tatertots & Jello – 22 Slowcooker recipes. A great way to make easy meals. Bows & Pearls – Rings and Tings Jewelry. I love pretty, shiny objects. Perspective – I’m not a… READ MORE »

Choosing the Right Winter Shoes for Your Kids

It’s October and that means it’s time to start thinking about putting away those sandals and flip flops and breaking out the sneakers and boots! I, for one, LOVE wearing boots in the Fall– my favorite season! Kids grow so fast and their shoes from last winter most definitely won’t fit this year. But winter… READ MORE »

Wedding Wednesday

Thanks for stopping by as I continue my searching for the perfect dress. If you missed last weeks post where you could enter the Pinterest contest to help me find the perfect dress read it here. There is still one week to enter to win the $25 gift card! If you’re ready for some new… READ MORE »

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