Totally About Totes

June 28th, 2015

I guess it is my type-A, super organized personality that attracts me to tote bags. It seems no matter the different styles of purses that I buy, I always gravitate back to my tote bags. In a tote bag, each itemĀ has its place, I can open it and see everything that is there and carry the thingsĀ I need all the time (always be prepared!). These…

Fly Me North For The Summer

June 25th, 2015

I think summertime is beautiful from inside my air conditioned house or car and behind my tinted windows or sunglasses. That is the only time I enjoy summer. The bright sun gives me a headache and I sweat profusely if exposed to temperatures above 75-degrees for longer than 15 seconds. I avoid sun exposure to my skin as if it were delivering the plague. I…

This Little Lady Went to Market

March 29th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_3247" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Floors and floors of shopping. Miles and miles of walking.[/caption] For years I have heard people talk about going "to market" to see the latest trends for the upcoming season and buy for their stores. It always seemed so exclusive and exciting. So I jumped at the chance to go this weekend with my friend Amy Hester who owns Red Beauty…

A Small Bag of Perfect Makeup

March 21st, 2015

I am known to carry a lot of luggage because I want to be prepared for any situation. I have recently been working to lighten my load given back pain, shoulder pain and just the general feeling that my "stuff" is more of a burden than a resource. It is for these reasons that I was so interested in the new makeup line, Stowaway. The…

Saying Goodbye to Betty

March 13th, 2015

In 2001, I had just moved to Little Rock from Fayetteville and was finally in an apartment that would allow me to have a dog. And I couldn't wait. Despite the fact that I was starting a new job, learning a new town, planning a wedding and in general trying to become a grown up, I purchased the most adorable black Labrador Retriever puppy. At…

My Favorite Books of 2014

January 2nd, 2015

  I read 61 books in 2014. For comparison, in 2013 I read 90 books and in 2012 I read 60 books. But it seems that the books I read in 2014 were longer than books I have read in the past years; the graph below represents number of pages read each year: Though I didn't beat last year or come close to my goal…