Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to everyone! Thank you so much to everyone that has been reading this little ole blog.  You all are amazing and part of the reason I get to do what I love.  This blog is a place where I hope you find inspiration and humor.  While I wish all things in life could […]

Trend: Fringe

A few months ago, a friend sent a text admitting to being tempted by a fringe covered handbag. <gasp>  Just kidding!  With the rise of trendy music festival Coachella, the tail-end of the popular Roaring Twenties a la The Great Gatsby and Sean Kelly’s stunning fringe masterpieces on Project Runway, fringe is in!  Don’t worry […]

Breakfast in Bed

When I think of luxury (thank you very much Wayfair.com) I think of warm, cozy beds, and lazily lying in them while the sun slowly filters in through the curtains.  Maybe my five year-old joins us for morning snuggles; maybe my eight year-old will try to join us as well.  Then fighting will ensue and […]

The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift ever given was Jesus.  I just had to say that out loud, I guess (’tis the season and all that jazz.)   But all religious differences aside, let’s talk about the greatest gift you’ve ever given (or received.)  We know it’s the season for gift-giving (and let’s face it – receiving), gift-guides […]

1 Red Dress 5 Ways

I love being able to shop my own closet (code for not-buy-anything-new-because-I-have-no-more-room.)  I bought this red satin dress from H&M last holiday season for under $20 (did you?!)  You can’t wear a red satin dress too often without people realizing you have been wearing the same thing…..it sorta stands out.   While it’s always flattering […]

Gift Guide: for Her

I’m still in shock at how quickly time flies.  I hate to be cliché, but seriously – bat an eyelash and bam! your children are grown. Or Christmas is only two weeks away.  I’m stockpiling gifts in my bedroom, in the basement, in any empty space I have left to hide gifts before the big […]

Holiday Style

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. As much as I love styling for holiday parties, I have to admit that decorating around the home has – in recent years – become much more fun.  Sure, sugar-crashes […]

Kleenex Needed

I need more leather jackets in my life.  Somebody talk me out of a light-colored leather jacket.  Please.  I do NOT need one of those. Or maybe I do….. This is a Fashionista Events opportunity.

Busy Days

The holiday season has officially begun and I suddenly find myself busy with life; volunteering, lunchtime, parties, decorating, crafts, angry mom emails – you know, the usual.  And my house is a mess. So forgive me for wearing leggings 6 out of 7 days.  At  least the shoes are comfy, right? (p.s. I’m wearing these […]

Child at Heart

Today I want to talk toys and gifts.  Not adult toys (sorry!) but children’s toys.  I’ve mentioned my love for giving gifts, but when Christmas comes around and my sons start writing out their extensive lists of toys, video games and more……I want to pull my hair out; I would love nothing more than to […]

Holiday Skirt, 4 Ways

I love the holidays, I love the holiday parties and I love the holiday dresses; any excuse to wear jewels, sequins and furs is fine with me!  The Mr doesn’t love me spending our entire budget on dresses that won’t get a lot of wear, so I try to get creative when shopping for holiday-specific […]

GIFT GUIDE: MEN

Quite possibly the most difficult gifts to give are for men.  In my experience (a father, four brothers, The Mr and various family friends), picking out the perfect gift for a man can be like shopping blindfolded (at a store like Ross Dress for Less – the official sponsor of this post.)  You grab something […]

STYLE YOUR BED

Last month I was the grateful guest in the home of Julie Blanner.  We’ve become pretty good friends, connecting over the business of blogging, and we were both going to attend a blogger party that weekend.  As soon as I got into town, I took my bags up to her guest room and knew the […]

GIFT GUIDE: ENTERTAINING

The season of gift-giving is here and I couldn’t be more excited.  If you’ve ever read (or even heard of) the Five Love Languages, then you would understand that gift-giving is my secondary love language; the careful process of thought, searching, wrapping and giving a gift is so important that I would rather not give […]

FALL LAYERS

I have a love-hate relationship with fall.  I love jackets, blazers, scarves, boots and layers.  The day starts cool – cool enough for a sweater, and a scarf wrapped carelessly around my neck.  As the sun warms up the sky (or the car, where the trapped air starts baking in the relentless glare of the […]