How to pack for Mexico

Thursday, March 31, 2016 No tags Permalink 0

Three days prior to your departure: Receive advice that you should begin packing two days prior to your departure and strong suggestion to begin drafting your packing list immediately. Assure yourself that making the list is better done two days prior to your departure. Two days prior to your departure: Purchase any travel-size items that you may need, as well ...

Life after The Bachelor – basics on a budget

Yesterday was strange. Having spent every Tuesday for the last two and a half months drafting Bachelor posts, the first Tuesday without any Bachelor antics (and fashion) to write about seemed oddly empty. If you followed those posts, you likely noticed a steady increase of links for clothing worn on the show. That change seemed popular and is something ...

New shops, shoes – Five Friday Favorites

St. Patrick's Day, March Madness and only two days until the first day of spring, March seems to have everything. It also has my birthday, which may make me biased. Enjoying everything and a mini-vacation in Naples, Florida, but still making time to check in with my favorite Friday link-ups - Oh, Hey Friday, High Five for Friday, and Friday Favorites (add'l ...

Bachelor Ben H: Finale Recap (and Fashion!)

Last night's Bachelor Finale was the most dramatic drawn-out finale EVER! Prior to the start of the finale I wasn't certain who Ben was going to choose. However, within two minutes we got the best clue of the entire season: "We've flown out the families of both women..." shown over live feed of Lauren's family (mom, dad, sister and ...

Where Wednesday went

Monday, March 14, 2016 , , Permalink 0

Last Wednesday was gearing up to be a productive day. My parents were scheduled to arrive on Thursday afternoon and I had a long list of things I wanted to get done before they arrived. I'd dressed in my finest house-cleaning attire: Soffe shorts and an old, paint-stained Chicago White Sox t-shirt. (You may be wondering ...

Bachelor Ben H: The Women Tell All Recap

"All your favorite women from this season are here!" As long as your favorites don't include Breanne, Jackie, Jessica, Laura, Lauren "LB", Lauren R., Maegen, Mandi or Samantha. However Tiara, and her chicken Sheila, are here. BCBGMaxAzria "Bettie" Eyelet Sweater Knit Two-Piece Dress Over the course of the show Sheila gets more attention, and camera time, than several of the women. Here's the ...

Bikiniphile

Monday, March 7, 2016 , Permalink 0

While I did make up both the word and definition above, I'm confident they will be added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary in the very near future. This confidence stems not from the fact that I (and anyone who has ever known me) would readily agree it's the perfect word to describe me, but more from knowing I'm not the only one. The love ...

Birds, weirdness and a mirrorless camera – Five Friday Favorites

Rounding out a week that seems to have flown by, I'm spending my Friday considering an overnight trip to Sarasota on Saturday and checking in with my favorite Friday link-ups - Oh, Hey Friday, High Five for Friday, and Friday Favorites (add'l links below).   Favorite Quote This is actually less my favorite quote of the week and more the belief on which I tend to ...

Florida Keys – Square Grouper and My New Joint (and a GIVEAWAY!)

If you're heading to the Florida Keys - any one of them - you must make time for at least one meal at either Square Grouper Bar and Grill or My New Joint Lounge on Cudjoe Key. Friends had raved about Square Grouper, at length, and it was the intended dinner destination after our first full day in ...

Florida Keys – Cudjoe Key and Key West

Although the most well-known of the Florida Keys is Key West, there are many (many) more islands that string off the southern tip of Florida. A recent trip involved stops at several different keys and accommodations on Cudjoe Key (just 20 miles north of Key West). We stayed in a rental home called Gregily Key. Newly renovated and redecorated, ...