January Stitch Fix Reveal

January Stitch Fix Reveal

Tell me if you know the artist by these lyrics – Shake Your Bootie, Get Down Tonight, That’s the Way I Like It (uh huh uh huh). Yep. KC and the Sunshine Band. Pure poetry right there folks. My mama thought he was so dirty. I thought he was so cute. My high school BFF and I were even members of the KC and the Sunshine Band Fan Club back in the day. No shame in my disco game y’all. Anyway. I’m thrilled that he’s coming to town next month, and the hubs and I, along with some friends are going to the concert! EEEEK! I’m so stinking excited. My 16 year old inner teenager is seriously fangirling all over the place. I decided to see if my Stitch Fix stylist could help me out with something cute to wear to the concert, and she did NOT disappoint! Continue reading “January Stitch Fix Reveal”

Girlfriends and Grace…The Importance of Friendship in Midlife

Girlfriends and Grace…The Importance of Friendship in Midlife

Have you ever had such a good time with friends that you laughed so hard it hurt? You know that kind of laughter that’s almost cathartic? That almost makes you cry? Heck, you might even snort. Not me of course, I never snort. Much. Well, I just experienced that at a girls’ night out with a group of my long-time girlfriends.Because of our move, I don’t see them as much as I used to. But somehow, we just pick up and carry on as if nothing has changed.  I’m so fortunate to have these friends, and it made me think about the importance of friendships in our midlife years. Continue reading “Girlfriends and Grace…The Importance of Friendship in Midlife”

Instant Pot Red Beans & Rice

Instant Pot Red Beans & Rice

It’s been cold. Like so freaking cold. Like “my dog doesn’t even want to go outside and do her business” cold. And when it’s this cold the only thing I want to eat is soup, chili or beans. Basically warm and cozy comfort food. And since I’m in Louisiana that usually means gumbo or red beans and rice! We like it spicy and warm here y’all! AND it’s almost Mardi Gras! “Laissez Le Bon Temps Roulet” I’ve been practicing on my Instant Pot for a couple of months now, and still consider myself a newbie, but I am getting more and more comfortable with it. It’s fun to use, and the results are just incredibly delicious. Continue reading “Instant Pot Red Beans & Rice”

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Oh it’s that time again! The tree is down. The Christmas decorations and lights are tucked away for the year, though I really miss seeing the pretty lights every evening. I kinda think we should enjoy a little sparkle every night!  My grandkids agree. christmas eve kids

But, it’s now time for resolutions, and to set goals for healthier living, saving money, and getting organized. In other words, it’s a clean slate, and our chance to start the new year right. I take advantage of my holiday break to get things lined up and organized while I have the opportunity and am off work for the holidays. Here’s a few of my “Get Fresh Quick” Strategies for a Happier New Year. Continue reading “Happy New Year!”