Back to School Teen Shopping Tips for Less Stress and More Fashion!

Gone are the days when I could go out to the store and leave my kids home with dad while I shopped for their clothes.  Back to school shopping used to mean that my husband spent a couple hours playing with the kids and I headed to the mall for some peace and quiet.  Yes, when you have small children, malls are considered QUIET places!If you are blessed with teens like I am, you have probably learned that they are not as easy to shop for as smaller children. So, in an effort to keep the peace in my house I have come up with a few shopping … [Read more...]

Fashion Tips for Women Over 40 and My Gift Stop Contest!

These Fashion Tips for Women Over 40 have been sponsored.  All opinions are my own.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 … [Read more...]

Buy Online Shoes But Read These Shoe Shopping Tips First!

This post about how to buy online shoes has been sponsored by 4EurSole. All opinions expressed here are my own. I received compensation and product for sharing these shoe shopping tips with you. While I enjoy shoe shopping, I am very picky about the shoes I buy.  I tend to buy high-quality shoes that I know will last.  My preference is for practical shoes rather than something that will only match with one outfit.  I have no need for a pair of cherry red heels but a pair of black boots will be worn regularly for years.  I have started to … [Read more...]

Practical Purse Essentials List So You Are Prepared 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.  My must have purse essentials list included things like snacks, toys, wipes, spare clothes, and just about everything but the kitchen sink.  Now that my kids are older, I have had to narrow down my definition of 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. … [Read more...]

How to Care for Boots so They Last Longer

Fall is almost here and I will soon be breaking out the jeans and boots.  I honestly can't wait because I have a pair of boots that I absolutely LOVE and, well, they look ridiculous with shorts!  If you have a pair of boots that you really treasure, learn how to care for boots properly so that they last a really long time. A good pair of boots is NOT a cheap investment.  You don't want to spend money on a pair that will fall apart in a year.  Buy high-quality boots and take good care of them and you will be wearing them for years to … [Read more...]

Must Have Summer Fashion Accessories for a Bold and Beautiful Wardrobe

I live in the south and it's already close to 90 degrees some days.  I pull out my summer clothes around mid-March and they stay in my closet all the way through early November.  Since I spend so much time in summer clothes, I don't mind spending a few extra dollars for something that is high quality.  Of course, pants and a shirt are only the basics when it comes to your wardrobe.  While I don't spend a ton of money on hundreds of extras, there are a few basic summer fashion accessories that I try to include in my summer wardrobe.  What sort … [Read more...]

Tips for Saving Money on Clothing for Teens

This post about saving money on clothing for your teens has been sponsored by Groupon.  All opinions are my own.Last month, while planning our Florida vacation, my daughter came to me and told me that only three pairs of her shorts fit her from last year.  Great.  Three days before we leave and she has barely any summer clothes to wear! While teens tend to grow slower than smaller children, they still outgrow their clothes.Whether it is a growth spurt of a couple of inches or a broadening of the shoulders, my teens still need new … [Read more...]

10 Easy Winter Care Tips for Hands

Now that the weather is getting chilly, are your hands looking a little rough around the edges?  These winter care tips for hands might be just the thing you need! It's only October and I am already noticing that my skin is getting dry.  The minute that heat kicks on I start getting frizzy hair, chapped lips and hands that are dry and flaky. Sure, I like hand lotion as much as the next girl but it seems like no matter how much I put on it just sucks right into my skin and I don't see any change in the way my hands feel.  If you have the same … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]