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Thursday, August 29, 2013

September Magazine Issue...

It's my favorite, I am not afraid to say it.  I love September magazine time....they are thick and full of great finds, new materials, new designs and beautiful items.

You will find the great features on new designers, the best colors for fall, how to wear the clothing, what to wear it with, who is new in the fashion world, and who is out.

You get inspired to do something different in your own world of fashion, small or big, try a new color, a new design, a new designer, or find that same fashion look for less (that's always a fun challenge). 

Oh how I love the September issues.....now if I can just sit down and read them before October.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Ok I said it.  Holidays. They are right around the corner and before you know it people are going to be lined up outside store doors to buy the "thing" they can't live without.

It happens every year. I noticed this many years ago, that there was always that "thing" for each person. But often 6 months after Christmas you ask a person what they got and they can't remember.

So here are some alternatives to that "thing".

1.  Christmas day end the day with a family outing to the movies. This is a good tradition and may be the perfect quiet time after a long holiday.

2.  Thanksgiving do a run to feed the hungry, or donate time to a shelter.  This is a great alternative and a good way to teach kids something about humankind.

3.  Halloween consider handing out a healthy alternative or maybe well wishes in the shape of origami. Being different is a great gift.

I could continue but I won't. Food for thought.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

5 things to do before summer is over

1.  Go out for an evening stroll before all the light is gone

2.  Visit the closest body of water with a picnic basket and relax

3.  Spend one afternoon visiting your favorite shops to find those on sale items

4.  Clean out your closet and get organized for fall

5.  Take a final weekend trip to a cute town just far away enough from home