Hello, new year! Goodbye, fear.

How was your 2016?  Mine was spent enjoying family and friends and doing a moderate amount of soul searching.  My year had its share of success but also saw a moderate amount of stress, chaos and change. Some chaos was awesome.  I’ve been getting better at my photography hobby, being more creative, getting my blog […]

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 […]

Adventures In Las Vegas

Adventures In Las Vegas – Haute Grey Fox   When Mr. HGF announced that he wanted to go to Las Vegas, let’s just say I was less than enthusiastic.  I had never visited Las Vegas before, but I envisioned “Sin City” as a place with smoke filled casinos packed with tourist trying to strike it […]

Fashionista With A Budget

People often believe the misconception that it’s expensive to be fashionable. This really is not always the case. Of course you can go out and spend a lot of money on clothes and accessories. But you can also find pieces that you love at prices that you love as well! I went shopping recently and […]

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 […]

Transitioning Your Wardrobe From Summer To Fall

Fall is my favorite season! A season full of sweaters and pumpkins and bonfires! But it’s also a great season for fashion! Right now we’re right on the cusp of moving from summer to fall fashion. The release of the pumpkin spice latte is the universal sign that it’s time to start a transition from […]

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 […]

Road Trip!

I have to admit when my husband mentioned a road trip, my eyes involuntarily rolled. The excitement on his face was so childlike. I quietly wondered if a 9+ hour road trip would lead to marriage counseling. You see the mere thought of a road trip brought back horrible memories of a previous road trip […]

The Look

Ever see someone and they just have “that look?”  You know a touch of boldness combined with a classic elegant style.  Leopard print is a foolproof wardrobe staple that adds that extra something to an outfit. Of course I lust over the very expensive “haute couture leopard coats” that are often featured in magazines,  but […]

Alter Ego

I have been obsessed with fashion for as long as I can remember. My grandmother tells this story (every holiday…apparently I was the only child who did embarrassing things) of me accompanying her to a department store.  While she was busy talking with a sales associate I wandered down to the shoe aside and tried […]