Our Secrets for a Happy Marriage

Our Secrets for a Happy Marriage

36 Years ago, after exchanging vows and rings in front of God and witnesses, I changed out of my wedding gown into my purple knit suit from Montgomery Ward’s, and the hubs and I excitedly drove into our future in our ‘78 Mercury Cougar. Our wedding was a sweet affair, the best we could afford, complete with rainbow bridesmaid dresses, silk flowers and a wedding cake gloriously embellished with a working water fountain. Mama made my wedding dress, modeled after Princess Di’s, and I felt like a poor girl’s princess. But I was oh so happy! Later, we washed the shaving cream and vaseline off the Cougar, being careful to remove the lovely condoms from the antenna. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. We only knew that we were happy and in love and free to have legal and blessed “marital relations”  (I was, after all, a good girl). And here we are 36 years later…how in the world did we manage to actually make it work? Continue reading “Our Secrets for a Happy Marriage”

July Mother/Daughter Stitch Fix Reveal

July Mother/Daughter Stitch Fix Reveal

My daughter and the grands came over to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, so she and I decided it would be the perfect chance for us to do another fun Mother/Daughter Stitch Fix reveal! So I quickly sent a note to my stylist, letting her know what we wanted to do. Happily, our Fix arrived just in time! So in between swimming and eating and napping and chasing toddlers and a few hissy fits (not me, I promise) we squeezed in a little photoshoot of our Stitch Fix Reveal. We had an absolute blast trying on everything, and her daughter even got in on the action, as you’ll see below.  Continue reading “July Mother/Daughter Stitch Fix Reveal”

How to Style the Maxi Dress

How to Style the Maxi Dress

For the Love of the Maxi Dress! ❤️

If you follow me on Instagram then you know how much I love the ever faithful and always beautiful maxi dress. I do a little thing I call #maxidressmonday where I style a different maxi from my closet each Monday. I mean, what’s not to love? They’re long, yet they’re breezy. If you have a sketchy leg shaving day, don’t worry about it! Maxi has ya covered! They’re easily accessorized with jackets or cardigans, and often beautiful on their own. Read on for a few of my favorite ways to style the ever faithful staple – the maxi dress.  Continue reading “How to Style the Maxi Dress”

June Stitch Fix Reveal

June Stitch Fix Reveal

I just returned from an amazing weekend away with my best girlfriends. We had a blast! Lots of laughter, coffee, wine and relaxing on the lake does a girl some serious good! We’ve done this for several years now, and we always make fun new memories when we go. It’s amazing what taking a few days off to recharge does for your spirits isn’t it? I was so excited to be taking this little trip that I asked my Stitch Fix stylist for some fun, casual things to wear. I was thrilled to find my Stitch Fix box waiting for me the day before I left! Read on to see what she sent me, and how you can be entered in an amazing summer giveaway from Stitch Fix! Continue reading “June Stitch Fix Reveal”