Perfect Fridays: Apple Pie

I’m not a pastry chef.  I’m not a baker, not a cooker; I’m just a girl who loves a good dessert.  The Dr (my little brother, recently graduated and returned home) invited us over for a BBQ.  If you ever get the chance to meet The Dr, you will understand how this all came about. […]

Polished Wednesday: Zales

Yes.  To all of this.  Friends, family, countrymen (and everyone else.)  Jewelry as a gift is the best thing ever. *This is a Fashionista Events Opportunity

My Secret Name (that’s not so secret anymore, ha!)

It’s Sunday night, and while The Mr watches football, I’m piddling around on the internet.  In my over-the-knee socks.  Because I’m too lazy to change out of my Church-going skirt (but that’s another story.)  I’ve finished catching up on social media, I’ve checked the weather forecast, I’ve scoped out all the new arrivals on my […]

TripleP Giveaway: Accessory Mercado

There have a been a ton of flash sale sites popping up lately, and I’ve just found another one (okay, they found me, but I love what they’ve got!)  While you can always purchase their lovely (and on-trend) pieces from their website,, they also have flash sales on their Facebook page, every Wednesday at […]

Every Drop Counts by Neutrogena Naturals Brand Ambassador Kristen Bell

My son has recently started an age-old, weekly homework assignment: current events.  It’s made me think about some of the more important current events I read about these days.  One that has caught my eye is the ongoing and growing concern about water conservation. The month of October kicks off a campaign with Neutrogena Naturals and […]

Day 3: Knits (and A Totally Awesome Giveaway!)

This post sponsored by Fresh Produce and Ross Dress for Less. Knits can be tricky. They can hug every little roll and curve of your body.  They can sag and bag like nobody’s business.  They can also be super-comfortable, and easy to care for (machine washable, yes!)  I have no rules, no guides, to give […]

Fall Trend: Black & White with Ross Dress for Less

When Ross Dress for Less contacted me about participating in a blogger contest for Fall Trends, I was like, “Heck yeah,” and then I was like, “Duh.”  I’m just kidding (but I did say yes, obviously.)  Today kicks off a three week long contest, between me and four other bloggers, to see who represents this week’s […]

Black, White & Tennis Shoes

I met up with Sandy last Thursday for the Grand Opening of the H&M store at Oak Park Mall (you can see Sandy’s parking garage pics here.)  Thanks for snapping my pics, Sandy!  I was tempted to wear some heels, or heeled booties (those wedge sneaker high tops are just too unflattering for my body […]

Ruffles, Rhinestones, J. Crew Tilda and Elle

What do those four things have in common?  A whole heckuva lot.  That’s what. I was shopping last month (sorry, I know – I’m only about 30 days behind schedule here,) when I happened upon this great find.  When I was working at J.Crew, customers loved the Tilda Rhinestone top – we could barely keep […]

TripleP Giveaway: Monroe and Main

*This  Monroe and Main Review/Giveaway is part of a Fashionista Events opportunity. Clothing/accessories were provided by Monroe and Main as noted below. Monroe and Main is hosting a Monroe and Main Blogger Spotlight Giveaway this month.  They’ve offered several lucky bloggers a chance to shop their latest fall selections and then award ten lucky readers […]

Labor Day: What I Wore (or will be wearing…..)

So, I’ve recently signed on to guest post at a new website,  I think you will enjoy the posts (not just mine, but Kelly’s as well); Kelly is one of those people with a big personality, and I think you will enjoy her thoughts, ideas and opinions.  This past month, I posted what I […]

Vets On Call

So, my Father decided to take care of someone’s cat while they temporarily stay in a place that (you guessed it) doesn’t allow pets.  I’m shocked.  Why?  Based on the fact that there has never, ever been a pet in my Family’s home (in 29 years!!) I just assumed that pets weren’t allowed here either.  All […]

Feels Like High School Again

It’s back-to-school time, and it’s one of the reasons I love/hate August.  I worry about my boys and their compatibility with their new teachers.  I can’t find half the school supplies they need, and we are all just a little under-rested, and I’m reminded of  my days in school…… (The very last day of High […]

Feel Good Wednesday: A Recipe (sorta.)

For Mother’s Day, The Mr bought us me a brand-spanking-uber-wattage-recipe-book-included tool blender.  There really isn’t anything it can’t do (but I like to baby it, lol!)  But this post isn’t about my blender.  This post is about the drink. Years ago, while honeymooning in Rome, we became acquainted with “Bubbles, or no bubble?”  One “bubble” for […]

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target – Mini Satchel Love, September 15

September 15, 2013.  3.1 Phillip Lim for Target.  Need I say more? All photos courtesy of I’ve been handbag hungry for a few months now, and this couldn’t come at a better time.  At those price points, I’m sure they aren’t real leather – but hey, a perfectly proportioned, trendy handbag, accessible to the […]