Category: Lifestyle

What I Wore: On the Beach

Blogging Outfit Posts Summer Travel

Greetings from Santa Barbara! If you’re following me on Instagram you know I’m in California for a blogging conference as the guest of the beauty company L’Occitaine. It’s such a beautiful part of the country, I’ve never been here before. In fact, every other time I’ve been in California it’s been for short trips, less than 48 hours, and most of that time was spent in hotels, conference rooms, and…

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With This Ring…

Lifestyle

When I got engaged, I was 27 and a size 12. Karl bought me a ring in a size 8 which fit perfectly in November 2002 when he proposed, but was a bit snug in the warmer months when hands swell. When I got engaged, I went on a diet. Actually, I went on a few different diets, finally settling on the South Beach Diet. By time I was having…

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Giving Back Sunday: Hurricane Harvey Relief

Lifestyle

Texas Governor Greg Abbott stated Hurricane Harvey is, “one of the largest disasters America has ever faced.” Earlier this week, FEMA Administrator Brock Long estimated that over 30,000 people will need shelter, and some 450,000 may qualify for federal flood victim assistance. It is hard in times like this to know the best way to help. Experts agree right now the best donation is a monetary one; not only does…

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A Weekend in Atlanta (with a TCFStyle Expo recap!)

Blogging Lifestyle Travel

When Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista invited me to speak on a panel at The TCFStyle Expo I was thrilled. One of my blog goals for 2017 was to do more public speaking and the TCF Expo looked like such an awesome event. I invited my sister Debbie to join me and we made it a much-needed girls’ getaway weekend. What I Wore on my Flight: cabi tee (last…

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Weekend in Raleigh: Our Kid’s First Concert

Lifestyle Music Travel

Music is something that means a lot to my family. Karl and I have attended several music festivals and I think the combination of music and roughing it has helped solidify our relationship. We regularly attend concerts and music is always playing in our home. Emerson inherited our love of music; she’s always singing, loves playing the piano, and also is regularly playing music from her kid-friendly Spotify playlists. We’ve…

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Ross-Simons: Then and Now

Lifestyle

I remember when the Ross-Simons catalog would come in the mail. I would grab it before anyone else in the family and head up to my room where I’d circle with a ball point pen all the items I would buy when I was an adult.  Oh the cocktail rings!  if I could have afforded what I loved in the Ross-Simons catalog in the ’90s I’d have a mountain of…

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