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A Weekend Getaway Full of Fashion, Food & Fun

Did you enter our giveaway for a $50.00 gift certificate to Ruche? As most of you know, the hubs and I set off for a mini getaway to Syracuse, NY this past weekend. His bestie, I'm sure he would love that I called him that, got hitched and they couldn't have chosen a more perfect weekend to do so. The weather was beyond gorgeous and the explosion of fall colors that the changing leaves lent to the setting were spectacular! Now, I know why so many people plan their weddings in the fall! Check out the...

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Make Your Own Rosette Pins!

Quick and easy.  Now that's my kind of DIY project!  A few weeks ago when I was in New York City, I was staying near Bryant Park and this shop sign across the street caught my eye. It read M&J Trimming and was huge.  I of course had to stop in and was immediately stumbling around open mouthed just gaping.  Before me was every type of ribbon you could imagine!  Row upon row filled to the brim with spools of gorgeous ribbon, buttons, sequins, feathers...

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Getting Lost in Virginia Wine Country

When my friend Angie suggested a day in Virginia's wine country for her birthday I was all in! I mean what could be better than celebrating by spending a summer day together in the beautiful Virginia countryside tasting wine? Did I mention that one of the wineries was named Unicorn Winery?! Cue the rainbows and butterflies and I promise it does not get any better! Joni (that gorgeous tall red head below) offered to be our DD and with her boyfriend and Angie's husband in tow, we loaded up a rented mini-van, popped in...

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Tanzanian Safari, the Adventure of a Lifetime

It's been almost two weeks since I've been back from Tanzania which means this post is long overdue. It's just so hard to put into words such an amazing experience and I am still pinching myself in disbelief that I was given the opportunity to explore such a place! Hopefully, between my words and Floyd's photos, I can share a fraction of the beauty. I left off last week with our day trip to Zanzibar, and for those like me who are not well versed in African geography, I've inserted a map (and who knows, this...

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Zanzibar! Something Worth Writing About….and a Giveaway!

Happy Friday! It's been a few days and I've almost recovered from my two weeks in Tanzania, minus the giant piles of mail and laundry that I'm purposely ignoring. One of the great places we were able to visit while we were away was Zanzibar. Who knew that the island was only a cheap 20 minute flight away?! Clearly I need a geography refresher! We were only able to squeeze in one day, but oh what a day! From our little "puddle jumper" window we were able to see the coral reefs that surround the island...

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Africa: A Lifetime of Lessons Learned in Two Weeks

Helloooo my dahlings! You might not have realized, but I have been long gone for the past two weeks and I am so thrilled to be back among you that I want to give everyone a big ol' bear hug! You know, the kind where you are squeezed so tight that you can barely breathe. Consider yourself hugged! A huge thank you to all our dear guest bloggers and to Kristin who had to hold down the fort solo. Knowing our readers were in such safe hands allowed me to relax and have that extra...

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Sex and the City 2 Giveaway and an Exciting Event Announcement

Image Via We Heart It So, we're all anxiously awaiting the return of our beloved SATC girls right? Well, we've got a little something for you that might make the wait a bit easier. We are giving away a gift certificate for two tickets to a Sex and the City Hot Spots tour in New York City by On Location Tours. The tickets don't expire, so you can use them whenever you can get to the Big Apple. I know it's something Meg and I definitely want to take advantage of the next time we're in...

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New York Fashion Week & The BonBon Rose Girls

Well, we've been back from NYFW for a few days now and I almost can't believe that it really happened. I was there. Me, a little stay at home Mom from Tampa, FL who decided to start writing about her passion for fashion a little over a year ago went to New York Fashion Week. From seeing countless celebs up close and personal, to sitting a few feet from the catwalk while one of my favorite designers of ALL time, Phillip Lim showed, it was all a dream come true! At that particular show I experienced...

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No Blizzard Can Stop Fashion Week!

I know it's been silent on our end for a few days and that's only due to the whirlwind that was caused by the blizzard. Megan was able to take a train and get to New York earlier in the week and after dealing with canceled flights and a ton of annoyed customer service reps, I was able to snag a seat on a Thursday morning flight and make my way up with moments to spare. I mean Thursday was the first day of New York's Fashion Week and I couldn't let a pesky little...

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