2014: Friends, Fashion, and Fun

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Ahhh… F-words never looked so good!  2014 is starting off well.  Keeping me engaged and on my toes.  I am staying motivated, focused, and positive.  Tonight, we are having one of my favorite mother-daughter duo’s over for a peaceful, meditation, … Continue reading

Finding Your Quiet Place

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It is said that reading stimulates the brain.  It aids in creativity, builds your vocabulary, and can make someone more empathetic to the lives around them. The New Year is creeping around the corner and I have big changes coming. … Continue reading

Plaid Threads

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Earlier this week I headed back from Mom’s and couldn’t help but stop at JR Cigars on 67 JR Road, Selma, NC.  I saw signs for miles prior to it’s location and thought it was a great place to take … Continue reading

Christmas Decor on a Budget

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YEEAY!  December is finally here!  This is my all time favorite month! The month of giving, sharing and loving!  A celebration for all! As the cold winter creeps upon us, I sit and reflect on all my blessings.  I have … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Dinner Decor

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Every holiday season I host a feast for all those who were unable to go home.  Last year I chose to personally fund and feed over 150 of D.C.’s homeless.  With this week’s many obstacles, I was grateful my friend … Continue reading

Home away from Home

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I love long weekend get aways! I love it more when I am able to entertain in my own home.  There is just something about making people feel wanted, cared for, and loved.  Whenever I think I might have a … Continue reading

Iris Apfel – INK Cosmetics Brand and Blog Inspiration!

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We are right there with the lovely Iris Apfel!  She has been a fashion and lifestyle icon for years.  Her thought process on having fun with what you wear and being comfortable with who you are has inspired freedom of expression … Continue reading

Romantic Home Accents

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Need a love life revamp?  I find if I love my space I exude love.  What better way to rekindle your romantic vibe than creating romance all over?  My bedroom is probably one of the most important rooms in my … Continue reading