How to Choose Comfortable Summer Sandals for Work or Play!

This post on how to choose comfortable summer sandals is part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Rocky 4EurSole. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. The weather is warming up here in Georgia and I have finally tossed aside the sweaters and hoodies.  In their place come t-shirts, capris, and the occasional casual dress depending on where I might be headed.  Comfortable summer sandals are a must have item here in the south and I like options that go from work to play … [Read more...]

Must Have Purse Essentials For Every Emergency

When my kids were young and I had a diaper bag to carry around, it was easy to bring everything I could possibly need along with me at all times.  Must have purse essentials included things like snacks, toys, wipes, and just about everything but the kitchen sink.  Now that my kids are older, I have had to narrow down my definition of must have purse essentials to only what fits into an average sized handbag. And since I hate huge purses, my handbag tends to be small!  It isn't always easy to narrow down what goes in your purse.  I like to be … [Read more...]

Fashion Tips for Women Over 40: Look Fabulous, Not Frumpy!

These fashion tips for women over 40 will have you feeling fabulous instead of old and frumpy! Just because I have hit 40 and kept on going doesn't mean I want to stop putting some thought into my appearance.  I admit, the last couple of months I have slacked off on the whole 'taking care of me' thing.  I've spent too many days in yoga pants and can't tell you the last time I got a haircut.  Well, that is going to change this month, I can promise you that!  I am hitting the after Christmas sales and spending some time and money getting my … [Read more...]

Helpful Skin Care Tips for Women

A few years ago I hit the magical age of 40.  So far, I'm not all that impressed with this particular decade.  My metabolism has slowed down to the speed of a snail, I get injured just taking the dog for a walk, and my skin needs constant attention for one problem or another.  Getting old is definitely no picnic but I guess it is better than the alternative, right?  While I may FEEL 40, I don't want people to actually look at me and KNOW than I am 40.  The first thing that gives away a woman's age is her skin.  In order to trick people into … [Read more...]

J.Crew Partners with Blue Jeans Go Green™ Denim Recycling Program

This post about denim recycling has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own. While I enjoy getting dressed up in fancy clothes every once in a while, most of my wardrobe is made up of denim.  Jeans and a cotton shirt is pretty much my go to outfit every day unless I'm really having a rough morning and don't make it out of the yoga pants.  That I slept in...not that I actually did yoga in!  Between me, the husband and the teens we could probably outfit a small nation with the number of pairs of denim jeans we have bought … [Read more...]

Cotton Fashion Event Announces Celebrity Host Lineup!

This post about Cotton's Fashion Event has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own. When you think fashion, what immediately comes to mind?  High heals?  Huge price tags?  Maybe a few outfits that really shouldn't be worn to pick up the kids from preschool?  Fashion means different things to different people.  Quite often, fashion means silk, leather, lace and a whole lot of bling.  But, have you ever considered the idea that COTTON can be fashionable?  Simple cotton....it makes up a huge portion of our every daily wardrobe … [Read more...]

How to Make a Duct Tape Hair Bow

Tonight I am taking my daughter to the One Direction concert here in Atlanta.  She is beyond excited to be spending the evening listing to One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer at a live concert with several of her friends.  I am thinking I may need to bring some ear plugs with me along with my camera!  This is her first concert and she is decking herself out in One Direction 'stuff'.  I bought her a Tshirt to wear, which she loves.  She is also sporting One Direction socks, and a One Direction bracelet and even One Direction perfume.  Can you … [Read more...]

Teen Fashion: Encourage your child’s individuality with JCPenney! #ThatsMyKid

This post about teen fashion has been sponsored by JCPenney but all opinions expressed here are my own. Some days I look at my 12 year old daughter and wonder how in the world I was lucky enough to be blessed with such an amazing child.  From the time she was young she somehow managed to strike a balance between "down to earth" and "creatively dreamy".  She is the girl who would go camping with her brother's Boy Scout pack and catch frogs...then come home and paint her nails.  She was always the first one to the top of the mountain … [Read more...]

Finding the Right Sneakers to Alleviate Foot Pain

This post about finding the right sneakers to alleviate foot pain has not been sponsored in any way. I just wanted to share my recent shopping experience with my readers. In the last few years I have suffered from an assortment of aches and pains, none of which the doctors can find any actual cause for.  My most recent trip to the doctor was a visit with the Podiatrist for foot pain that would not go away.  After Xrays and assorted stretching exercises, the podiatrist could still not give me a reason for my foot pain.  Just add it to the … [Read more...]

My Black Friday Wish List and a $100 Khols GC Giveaway

This black Friday wish list and Giveaway has been sponsored by Coupons.com but all opinions expressed are my own. Black Friday is one day of the year that I refuse to actually step foot in a store.  I have never been a huge fan of crowds but I AM a huge fan of saving money. Just because I am hanging around the house in fuzzy slippers and relaxing with family doesn't mean I can't find some great deals on the hottest must have items of the season.  I can find some great black friday deals just by browsing the internet and using coupon codes … [Read more...]