Essential Beauty – How to Apply Lipstick

How to ApplyLipstick

Essential Beauty Tip Here’s a great essential beauty tip for you this week.  Learn the BEST way to apply Lipstick? A New Season of Lipstick Every season new lip colors are introduced so it was not surprising when I received a new supply of lipsticks. It reminded me that sometimes it is very difficult to […]

Essential Oils for Tissue Regeneration – Lemongrass


Essential Oils for Tissue Regeneration Have you ever had a torn muscle?  Maybe Plantar Fasciitis  has plagued you.  Did you know that lemongrass is known to help the body heal from these common tissue and muscle problems?  Lemongrass is an analgesic, so it helps ease discomfort.  It is also anti-inflammatory, so it will help reduce […]

Fall Color Trends 2014

Color Trends Fall 2014

Over the next few posts, I’ll be sharing what trends are coming up for fall. When looking at trends in any season, it’s important to look at them as a whole and decide which ones resonate with you. The first Fall Trend we’ll talk about are the Color Trends for Fall 2014.  Color, big, bold […]

Ready for Fall Trends 2014

Fall Trends

Fall Trends that Scream 1970 Are you ready for Fall Trends 2014?  These  “new” fall trends are flashbacks if you are my age. We start to see trends emerge immediately after the 4th Of July.  They’re on the cover of magazines and in news feeds and even in the market.  Sales are starting to purge summer […]

Color of the Month for August

August Colors

The Color of the month for AUGUST is Sun Orange. August is the month for moving back into a ‘getting back to work’ mindset!  What a better way to motivate ourselves than with the energetic color ORANGE! Psychologically speaking, orange is considered a playful, less serious color.  It is one of the most popular colors […]

A Tribute to Daddy: An American Quilt

The Making of an American Quilt

Last week was a sad/happy week for me.  After a long stretch of setbacks and recoveries, my dad passed away peacefully at his home. What a beautiful thing to be able to do.   My daughter also had her first Wedding Shower…and so it goes. One chapter ends as a new chapter begins. The Making of an American […]

Summer Makeup – Tips for Keeping it Fresh

Summer Make Up Tips

Summer Makeup Tips We’re just around the corner from the “dog days” of summer!  The problem with makeup in the summer is that it tends to melt. Added heat and humidity can send you to a wilted, limp and messy look by the end of the day. Try using these simple tips and you will find they help […]

Peach Cobbler – a Stylish Recipe

4th of July Recipes

Stylish Recipe for the 4th of July Nothing Says The 4th of July like Homemade Peach Cobbler! Here’s an easy to follow recipe for all those ripe and ready peaches!  It is a fabulous recipe given to me by my friend Anne Holcomb who got it from her True Grits Junior League Cookbook Peach Cobbler […]

Swimsuit Style – Don’t Just Show Up in a Bathing Suit

Swimsuit Cover Up

Swimsuit season is here. Are you ready?  Buying a swimsuit is something many women cringe at. First, it’s the trying on and seeing yourself in the mirror. Second, it’s hard to know…is BLACK really your best color when wearing swimsuit??  Besides, you ARE seeing a lot of skin, right?! Finally, if you are over 45, […]

The Art of Mastering Anything

Master Something Good

Mastering Sewing I haven’t written from my heart in quite a while, so this is a long post. I’ve been a little obsessed lately….no, possessed is more like it!  I seem to get this way once a season.  I get the notion to do a project; a new DIY…something, anything that fuels my creative side. Are […]