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My favorite holiday is quickly approaching.
Storefronts are alive with lights and glitter, trees are decorated with ornaments from the past, and smells of peppermint and cranberry fill the air.
Christmas is the one time of year I can count on creating memories with ALL my loved ones, from my brother and sister-in-law to my husband's cousins.
With holiday parties on the calendar, it's time to find those special dresses to make us shine.
Fun & Flirty
Formal but Sassy
Top it off with a black dress topper or fur jacket.
Make a Statement
And... If you want jaws to drop
My second installment of Countdown to Christmas comes next week.
Until then, Happy Thanksgiving!


This past weekend was one of celebration, reminiscing, and pretending. My husband's high school is being demolished, replaced by a larger, tech advanced building. School colors being red and Viking blue (yes, "viking" blue), he truly bleeds "Viking" blue. His experience was unmatched; he was an outstanding student, athlete, and friend. Unfortunately, I never shared in his four year journey as we attended different schools and didn't meet until college.
With the destruction pending, school officials decided the building deserved a farewell celebration. So, we set off for his "home", walked the hallways one last time, sat in desks while staring at blank chalkboards imagining them filling with knowledge to share, cheered "Let's Go Vikings", reminisced with classmates and teachers, and had one final run of the bases. It was a fulfilling experience to finally spend a day in high school walking hand-in-hand.
We turned this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity into a pretend high school date. So, naturally, he took me for dessert at the town ice cream shop and then headed to the local park and walking trail for some fun and foliage admiring. We also managed to catch a sneak peek of the production crew and sets for the movie Big Stone Gap, which is of course being filmed in the town. I felt like a giddy high school girl. We always wondered what it would have been like to date in high school and we finally got our answer!

He dug out his hat, dirt stains and all

 Set in the 70's


But the fire is so delightful
Let it Snow!
The first snowflakes of the season are set to fall tomorrow and although it seems a little odd considering it was a gorgeous day today, I'm actually looking forward to cozying up in layers, boots, and warming accessories.
Here a few suggested go-to pieces sure to keep those chills away.


My health issues are fortunately leveling, so that means one thing: I'm back to exercising. Although I have to be more cautious of potential neck strains, I'm feeling stronger with each workout.
Since being introduced to kettle bells, I've been hooked. But, many exercises using this equipment aggravate my neck. So, I've taken what I can do and combined those with body weight and cardio exercises. Here's a recent series.


Today's post is a little different from my usual. I'm sharing a few tips/fashion favorites from bloggers I adore!