Karen C. Hughes

Style that is accessible and achievable is the cornerstone of Karen Hughes’ mission. With humor and grace, she shows audiences how to connect to that little girl inside, transform your wardrobe, and discover the potential to shop with confidence and dress successfully no matter where they are in their life.






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The Return of the Man – Menswear Trends

J. Crew Ludlow Collection

Watch out ladies, the hottest trend in the fashion industry is…..MEN, and it’s NOT your Trend… It’s Menswear Trends for the man! Could this signal the return of the MAN? I’m all for equality and women’s rights, but have felt for some time now that men have been taking a back seat….and it hasn’t been […]

Food for Thought: Pure Vanilla Extract – Is It?

Pure Vanilla Extract

For many years now, I have made it a practice to READ labels.  Do you read labels too?  With the Holiday Season upon us baking in my house is in full force.  This means that I am buying a LOT of sugar, flour and vanilla extract. I only bought artificial vanilla extract once, and that was […]

Marsala – Pantone Color of the Year 2015

Color of the Year 2015

NOTHING excites me more than color.  I anxiously await the Color of the Year announcement each December. It seems as if it comes earlier and earlier each year. Thursday, December 4th, Pantone announced the Color of the Year for 2015; and as you can see….the color is Marsala!  What a wonderful, yummy color this is! […]

Stylish Recipe – Granola Recipe With Dried Cherries

Granola Bars

 Granola Recipe with Dried Cherries I feel that I have finally found a granola recipe that I can honestly say is easy and tasty!  I modified a recipe recently and am still tweaking it but the way it is right now is just about perfect. It includes some heathy things such as flax seeds, chia seeds […]

The Morning After a Big Event

Mopping the Floor

No one told me that I’d be sad on Monday!  It’s the strangest mix of emotions. As vulnerable as this feels, I just have to say it! I did not expect this, and it may sound strange but I wasn’t a big part of the planning part of this event. Maggie is VERY organized. I […]

Lemon Essential Oil – Not Just for Iced Tea Anymore

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil – Properties, Benefits and Uses   Ever notice the number of uses for Lemons? I didn’t until recently, when I began using drops of lemon essential oil in my water each day. One thing leads to another, to another and here I am sharing with you the multitude of uses for lemon oil. […]

5 Ways to Feng Shui Your Closet

Feng Shui

8 Point Feng Shui System Feng Shui is the ancient practice of aligning your environment.  It is said to reflect what is going on inside your life.  So, let me ask you a question. What does your closet look like right now? Is your closet a collected mass of junk, or is it organized?  Does it […]

A FUN Essential Oils Workshop

doTERRA Essential OIls Make and Take

doTERRA Essential Oil Make and Take Workshop   A FUN Hands On Workshop Join me on Thursday, November 6th at 7PM for this FUN hands on workshop!   Class Supply Fee:  $20 Register Here Have you heard talk about essential oils? Curious just what essential oils are and why people are talking? If you are, this […]

Verage Skincare – A New Approach to Natural Skincare

Verage Skin Care doTERRA All Natural Skin Care

I’ve been testing a new All Natural Skincare line recently and wanted to share with you my thoughts.  Verage is the new skincare from doTERRA.  As you know, I’ve been learning about essential oils and the powerful ways they can work with the body. Natural Skin Care You may think skin care is not that […]

Shapewear – Stuff It, Shape It, Smooth It


“Spanx is the canvas and clothing is the art.” -Sara Blakely Last week I met with the man who will be making my mother of the bride dress. I know that sounds pretty extravagant, but trust me…it’s not….  To be honest, I’m a little nervous.  I wanted to make it myself, but my biggest fear was […]