Maximizing Your Wardrobe

If you follow me on Instagram , you know that I KonMari 'd my closet a couple months ago. It is definitely an exercise I recommend everyone tackle. I had been holding on to clothes that I KNEW I'd never wear again, but never got rid of them  just in case . Going through that purging process sort of forced me to evaluate the amount of stuff I had and WHY I was holding on to it. My rule for myself now is when I buy something new, I get rid of something old, which also makes me real… Read more

End of Season Statement Coats

It's no secret that the best time to buy season-specific items is at the end of a season. So, I've linked 10 of my favorite statement coats (including the one I'm wearing) from ASOS below! Oh, and all coats are under $50! Happy shopping! Leopard Coat | $47.50 Stradivarius Leopard Coat | $43 Camel Wool-Like Coat | $47 Belted Puffer Jacket | $43 Collarless Coat in Mustard | $43 Slim Fit Plaid Coat | $33.50 Oversized Car Coat | $47.50 Mongolian Faux Fur Camo Jacket | $46 Coral Waterf… Read more

Color Blocking 101

Color blocking is a trend that has survived many decades so, at this point, it's no longer a trend - it's a standard. One of my personal style goals is to incorporate more color into my wardrobe (in all seasons!) and I have experimented with colors and prints over the past few months like never before.  While I don't follow many fashion rules, I think it's important for those afraid of color to have a color guide to reference when attempting to incorporate more color … Read more

A GALentine's Themed Tea Party

Once upon a time, long before my husband and I met, I declared to the Lord (and anyone else who listened) that I would birth ALL boys - 3 to be exact. Little boys seemed easier and less dramatic, and Saturday mornings in the barbershop always sounded more tolerable than spending hours washing and combing hair. If only raising kids was really that simple. Anyway, turns out that God had very different plans for my life; plans that included not one, not two, but THREE little girls. So m… Read more

The Road Back to Me

I have taken every personality typing system under the sun - DISC, MBTI,  Birkman, color personalities - all of 'em.  But let me tell you - all of these assessments pale in comparison to the uncanny accuracy of the Enneagram. The Enneagram is a typology of 9 basic interconnected personality types. I was shocked to discover that the Enneagram is not new on the scene - in fact it's an ancient typing system, that explains everything from fears and motivations to sin patterns to … Read more

One great epiphany from 2018

One great epiphany from 2018 is most friendships - the authentic ones - WILL endure conflict at some point. In 2018, it seemed like I had a conflict with a friend at every turn. First of all, the year started on a sour night as my hubby and I were NOT in a good place. Scratch that - we were in a terrible place.  But God. I will share more about that another time. One of the outcomes of us being in that rough season was the fallout of a friendship. There are so many landmines planted … Read more

8 F's for 2019

I don't believe in resolutions. Resolutions fail. And, honestly, you don't need a new year to make a change---all you need is a Monday. I do believe in leveling up, though. The older I get, the more I recognize that life is a gift, so there's no time to sit by idle just letting the days pass me by. When my mission on earth is complete, my prayer is that everyone who knew and loved me will be able to confidently assert that I LIVED MY LIFE and walked out my assignment.  An… Read more