Week Four: CTC & Link-Up

mules

And just like that the Common Threads Challenge is over as we bid October good-bye and welcome November. Oh my goodness! The holidays are most certainly {almost} upon us. Before posting my looks, I just have to confess that I really struggled with this challenge. In my quest to remix some pieces in my closet that should have been very easy, I found they weren't my favorite pieces and I struggled on and off during the month. I realized that I love the idea of a challenge but maybe not the ... Continue Reading...

Currently: November 2017

november

realizing: Oh, my goodness! It's November today! I really feel as though the year just began and here it is almost over. Christmas will be here in just a few weeks and I'm realizing I've let a lot slip by this year. So now is the time to start planning for 2018! stirring: I think I'll be stirring up these muffins again really soon. The weather is getting cooler and my hubby loves some coffee in the evening with a little sweetness. Ok, the truth is so do I! You can find the recipe and ... Continue Reading...

Best Leggings with ShopSvelte

merlot leggings & sweater

*This is a sponsored post but all thoughts and opinions are my own.* I was super excited when ShopSvelte reached out to me and asked if I would consider reviewing a pair of the leggings. Their offer came just at the time when I was working on creating a more versatile one wardrobe while trying to incorporate more leggings. Perfect timing wouldn't you say? As I perused their site I found great options to choose from and settled on a pair that were not the traditional black nor were they ponte. ... Continue Reading...

Is it a Happy Halloween?

Happy(1)

Tomorrow is the day. One of those days that children wait for anxiously to come to fruition. By now, they have their costume picked out and are ready to head out of the door to get as much candy as possible. At least that is how I remember it from my childhood. But I cannot say the same thing for my daughter. You see for years I was on a Halloween boycott of sorts. It's a little long and complicated so I'll spare the details of how my religious ideas crossed that day off the calendar for ... Continue Reading...

Week Three: CTC & Link-up

chambray shirt

It's another week of the looks that I put together for the Common Threads Challenge. I'm trying to be creative and remix my wardrobe using my five pieces but I have to admit that I'm no pro with this one. Trying to keep it real and stick with it until the end. Here's what I've been wearing lately. {DAY 18: striped tee & mules} {DAY 19: black skinnes} Truth on this look is these aren't my black skinnies that I started the challenge wearing. This particular day we had an important event ... Continue Reading...

A Defining Narrative

Life

Hello, Sweet Readers! I hope this post finds you on Monday gearing up for another week... Words. I love words. Back in the day of hard back dictionaries, I would sit and turn the pages and just read words. Words have meanings and meanings are not necessarily neutral. How words are used can build up or tear down. They can grow great things in a person or not. Words create a narrative and words help to define you and me. Have you thought about the narrative that generally runs through your ... Continue Reading...