Location, Location, Location

With a plan, comes a back-up plan   A few weeks ago,  I planned a photoshoot at a popular downtown location. It was the golden hour, the weather was perfect, and I was in a great mood. As usual, I arrived 30 minutes early to assess the area. I soon discovered that there was a […]

Jump in! Take a risk with this season’s fabulous ruffles.

The grass is green, the days are longer, and the weather is warming up right on time.  I love the change of seasons.  Even more, I love spring fashion.   Like every fashionista, sometimes a particular piece catches my eye — and won’t leave my sight.  For me, it’s tops with ruffled sleeves.  Wear it […]

Am I wearing my outfit, or is it wearing me?

Last week, a blogger friend and I were sharing our love for fashion and discussing our unique style.  I joked that I had given away enough bags of “identity crisis” clothing over the years to fill a moderate-size landfill.  What about you? I have always loved fashion.  For as long as I can remember, I […]

A beautiful mind

      Radiating beauty starts from within, meaning it’s time to take a look at your thoughts. What is a beautiful thought? It is one that allows you to live out and embrace your authentic self. A beautiful thought doesn’t paint a false picture of perfection; instead, it is filled with truth and grace. […]

Beautiful you [inside and out]>Beautiful things

I love beautiful things, and I feel great around them. When I think of relationships and family, my heart is filled, and my smile is brightened. Picturesque vacation getaways remind me of the beauty of our world, including the golden sand, blue-green water and crashing waves of an ocean that makes me feel so small. […]

The Sparkle of Christmas

Imagine your cousins, aunts and uncles all living within the same zip code.  Think of the memories that were created in one special place.  This was my reality – my dad had eight sisters and two brothers.  I grew up in a huge family, and it was so much fun!   Regardless of how many […]

This Beautiful Life

“The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.” – Frank Loyd Wright I think this quote perfectly summed up my thoughts this weekend. Have you ever been in a place where you are just suddenly struck by the beauty and wonderfulness of life? I experienced such a moment this weekend. I hiked 7 miles […]

In Living Color

Amazing what you find just around the corner. We often travel far away to unwind, explore beautiful places and refresh.  What I have discovered is sometimes we take for granted those beautiful places in our very own back yard.  My son and I were taking a Sunday drive and we stumbled on this beautiful gazebo […]

“Haute Grey Pumpkins”

Oprah once said “Your home should rise up to greet you.”  This quote is really evocative and pretty much sums up my feelings about our home. Every Halloween I spend hours and hours looking for the perfect decor to adorn the entry to our home.  This year was no exception.  In my quest to find […]

Get dressed up everyday!

This year I opted to steer clear of store bought costumes in exchange for three affordable, easy DIY costumes, created from my very own closet.  Create this Cat Vixen with a simple tank, black leggings, and high heel boots.  For a more understated “purr-fect” look, you can substitute these pieces for a black tee, turtleneck, […]