Office BBQ Beauty

Warm weather is coming I promise!  This means drinks, food, and plenty of BBQ’s for Summer 2014.  Here are some easy office get together beauty tips for a flawless day-time look to party perfect in minutes. Clothing: Casual Friday’s shouldn’t … Continue reading

Foot Savers

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Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you can’t wear your favorite pumps.  Here are some helpful products to keep your sexy sassy behind on your toes. First, take care of your feet!  Try a home pedicure. What you will need: … Continue reading

Winter Storm and PJs

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Okay… so what a glorious day!  Snowed in and loving it!  Confession: Yesterday I got everything done…except the workout!  BOO!  I wanted to ensure I got what I needed done for work before bed after cleaning up the house.  I … Continue reading

Fashionably Warm

So I was out and about yesterday walking the streets in the cool winter air and stumbled into Banana Republic to see what was on sale and what they were showcasing as their current trends/styles.  One thing we as men … 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

Thanksgiving Threads

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What to wear?  What to wear?  Tomorrow I am heading to a dinner party and even with a closet full of the latest fashions, I have no clue what to wear.  I love silver anything so I thought about keeping … 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

Bed, bath and Mommyhood

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Today was a bit stressful.  I woke up with the worst headache and neck strain ever! I need a new freaking pillow!  I made the mistake of sleeping on my down feather pillow last night.  UGH!  (Side note: Thanks Mini … Continue reading


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“ALONE” “From childhood’s hour I have not been As others were; I have not seen As others saw; I could not bring My passions from a common spring. From the same source I have not taken My sorrow; I could … Continue reading

Peachy Keen Sangria

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Peachy Keen Sangria Recipe type: Drink Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 2 hours Total time: 2 hours 15 mins Serves: 5-6 Ingredients 1 bottle of white wine of your choice 1 cup peach schnapps ½ cup frozen lemonade concentrate, … Continue reading

Why Tea is Magical!

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I have an obsession with tea and coffee! I also have an obsession with magazines and DIY books! Sometimes I find it hard to concentrate on one thing.  I am not sure if it’s just me or if I actually … Continue reading

Studs and Spikes

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I am hooked! I stumbled across this fabulous creature earlier today and couldn’t help but share it! The Felony case with studs is the ultimate attitude accessory.  The studs are screwed in not glued and it is made of a … Continue reading

Cruisin’ for Mother’s Day

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What at week! Please excuse my tardy blog post! I decided Mother’s day should have lasted 4 extra days so I took some much needed time off!  My family got together to surprise my amazingly beautiful and radiant Grandmother for … Continue reading

Giddy up horsey!

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Dancing lessons…tried. Hated! Gymnastics lessons…tried.  Hated it!  Any other sports…nope!  Wouldn’t try it.  UGH!  I am very fortunate Livi is a great student (high honors 3.5 – 4.0) but I have always told her she “had” to pick a sport … Continue reading