Dealing with Cloudy People!

Dealing with Cloudy People!

Someone tried to steal my sunshine today. I’m such a positive person, and Mama taught me some good southern manners, so I’m always a little shocked when someone doesn’t share my genuine love for treating people with kindness and respect. And this patronizing little storm cloud of condescension shocked me into silence. You know that emoji with the big eyes and mouth wide open? That was me. That little thunderstorm hovered over me for awhile, and the clouds threatened to well up and spill over as tears, until some friends helped me push the ‘reset’ button to start my day over. But y’all, it was really hard to not dwell on the hurt and rudeness thrown at me! But part of living a resilient mid-life is learning how to deal with all kinds of people, even cloudy people. I was trying to think how to title this post, based on what happened to me: “how to not be a rude person”, “hot to not act like a turd” (sorry mom) “how to handle negative people”… but I settled on this:  “How to deal with cloudy people (when they storm on your life”.  Continue reading “Dealing with Cloudy People!”

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is May 13 this year. Are you ready? I always looked forward to Mother’s Day as a chance to spoil my sweet Mama, giving her things she’d never give herself. One of my favorite things to pamper her with was her favorite cologne – Red Door by Elizabeth Arden. I usually picked up one of those nifty gift sets at Dillard’s. When I cleaned out her closet after she passed, I found one of those gift sets, still neatly wrapped in tissue and decorative gift bag. She never got around to using it. OR she was just too sweet to tell me to stop giving her Red Door! Not sure which, but that little bottle of Red Door is on my vanity, and whenever I’m missing her, I spritz some in the air, and walk through it, and it feels like a mom hug.  Continue reading “Mother’s Day Gift Guide”

April Stitch Fix Reveal

April Stitch Fix Reveal

I love Spring! We have a cute little garden center right up the road from my office, and I’ve already spent too much time and money there! I just can’t wait to get my hands dirty and my patio pretty! I also love Spring fashion! There’s just something about brightly colored outfits that make me happy, from pink to green to blue to coral…you get the picture! I’ve noticed lots of dots and floral patterns in spring fashion this year, so I asked Katherine, my Stitch Fix stylist, for a Spring-fresh box full of color, florals and maybe some polka dots, and boy did she do a great job! Continue reading “April Stitch Fix Reveal”

How to Style Blazers for Spring

How to Style Blazers for Spring
It’s finally Spring y’all! Can I get an amen from my sisters up north? I know it’s been a long, grueling winter. But I think (maybe) we’ve finally made it. Of course what that means down here in the southern part of the country is storms. Lots of storms. Possible tornadoes and hail and wind, followed by bizarre cold snaps that freeze baby peaches and any bedding plants you were foolish enough to plant. Because Mother Nature is a diva, apparently.

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