Skin Care Update ...

As I shared in this post I am very focused on taking care of my skin this year.  I have been using a combination of products for almost three solid months and I can already notice real changes in how my skin looks and feels.  I am confident that my new routine will make a big difference in my skin and I am so happy about that fact.  I am very aware that I am at an age where how I take care of me makes all the difference in how I look and feel and I feel confident in the decisions I am making.

Good skin is always a good idea!


Brown Sugar Flank Steak

Happy Monday!  I hope your St. Patrick's Day was amazing and left you with just the right amount of celebration and sipping!  💚 Our weekend was fabulous, with just the right amount of busy and relaxing!  The kids all had fun things to do + church events and I had a security training meeting for Haiti that left me with very wide eyes but very prepared to travel outside the country.  I have a long to do list for today to get us ready for a successful week and I am ready to hit the ground fully caffeinated and ready to tackle the day.


25 St. Patrick's Days

I am pretty sure I have mentioned it before, but just in case I didn't St Patrick's Day is special to our family.  Lawyer asked me out for a green beer 25 years ago, and the rest, as they say, is history.  I truly love St. Patrick's Day, as I have come to learn, very special for so many people. For us it always signifies another year we are a family and another year to stop and be thankful for the gift we have in each other.  A green beer that turned into a "do you want to walk over and listen to the pianos play" and lastly with a sweet kiss. 

It is one day I shall never forget!  💚


Spring (& Summer) Bags

I am sure I am not the only one stalking the weather to see when the warmer temps are here to stay.  I really have no ground to stand on to complain since so many people just got snow again, but I am ready for the warm to stick around longer.  My last few weekend trips to Thomasville, Georgia and Winter Park, Florida have also sparked my excitement for spring. In both locations the trees were in bloom and the flowers filled the yards. Can spring hurry along, maybe even just a little? Maybe we can bribe a specific ground hog to change his prediction?  

Just maybe ...


Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

The weather dropped quickly here when the north got its most recent storm and I quickly turned on the heat and searched for something warm to make.  Am I the only one who wants something warm to eat when it gets chilly?  The second I feel a chill I am craving soup and chili thinking it will be perfect for lunches and dinner.


All My Favorite Spring Shoes

I have shared with you that I have purchased some new shoes for spring, mostly in the espadrille and sandal department.  Of course as soon as I round up a bunch of cute spring shoes it gets cold in Atlanta again, but I am not letting the chill in the air deter me, it will warm up again as quick as it got chilly!

Thinking warm thoughts ... 🌞


When Your Coffee Needs Coffee

I don't think I could imagine a morning where I needed coffee more. Anyone else not a fan of Daylight Savings time when you have to spring forward?  I don't think anything could make a Monday appear worse ... it was dark during carpool +  it was 37 + it was raining.  No one was excited about greeting the week this morning, and most definitely not me. I dropped them off and then headed for the nearest Starbucks to make sure my coffee had extra coffee to battle the crazy day. 

Dark + Cold + Rain = the trifecta of blech ... 


A Host's Guide To Cocktail Hour

As I shared in this post I was treated to an amazing evening at the home of Lee Cox and his incredible hosting skills.  His bar was perfectly stocked, it was styled perfectly and the entire cocktail hour was truly magical.  One of my favorite things about having cocktail hour at his house before dinner was the combination of the music, the wonderful drink and the yummy cheese tray and popcorn.

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