While taking down my Christmas wreath I realized that I did not have an “in-between” season’s wreath. I decided I wanted to make a burlap wreath, as it would go with any season. Burlap fabric has been really popular as of late. It can be used for a casual/rustic look or dressed up for a more vintage appeal. Below is my step by step tutorial!Read More
I always like to do something unique or out of the ordinary when it comes to not only my clothing but also decorating. When I saw an interesting twist to the usual tablecloth at Pottery Barn I became super excited! Unfortunately, the $99 price tag wasn't something I wanted to invest in for Thanksgiving. This square piece of autumn colored fabric was positioned in the middle of the table, not fully covering the table. It was layered on top of another lighter piece of material. I loved the look, but not the price. So I set out to make a look alike version on a budget, and here is how you can achieve the same look at a fraction of the price!Read More
Halloween can be a wonderfully scary time of the year. There are parties and dances and opportunities to meet new people. Years ago, I had dated a man quite a big younger than myself, but it just worked. We had a great time together and enjoyed doing the same things and our temperaments were quite similar. We always went with the flow. We were invited to a party on a farm in an old barn. They had decorated it for the season with bales of hay for seating and had a bon fire for warmth and low lighting that played into the atmosphere and theme of Halloween.Read More
I’m writing this the day after my big dance. To remind you the last outdoor dance of the summer has come and gone. I had high hopes a man I had met would be there and just maybe we would find that ever elusive connection. I have thought about the evening since the last dance two weeks ago when we danced and laughed and I realized I would really like to get to know him.Read More
I love everything about Pottery Barn, especially their holiday decor, which seems to get better and better every year! Unfortunately, I can't afford all the options and began wondering how I could duplicate some of these ideas on a budget. For Halloween, I fell in love with the Witch Hat and Grim Reaper covers they had to decorate the wine bottles and knew this was something I could try to duplicate. Pottery Barn offered several others as well but I didn't feel like I could make those as well. They each retailed for $7.50 - 9.Read More
Heartbreak Hotel. That’s how I see the single world, very heartbreaking. It’s hard, week after week, rejection after rejection to still go out every week and try again. It only takes that one special connection but how can it be like finding a minnow in the Pacific Ocean?
I recently saw a man from literally across the room. There he was. Mr. Handsome. Good dancer, smiled a lot and seemed happy. What a draw for me! I watched him as he danced, quite often right in front of where I was sitting. Of course questioning is he too young? Too good a dancer for me? Too into his own friends or groups? There are nights I have a little more confidence in myself and ask others to dance, but this given night was not one of those. I’ll just admire him from afar. I danced a good amount with some male friends of mine and a couple dance with the girls and had a wonderful night.Read More
Jumpsuits are a hot trend right now and I've been looking for one for quite some time now. Believing it's something trendy that probably won't be around long, I didn't want to spend too much and most of the ones I liked were very pricey. I ended up buying this black one at Target and it is so comfortable!
There are so many different ways you can rock a jumpsuit from dressy to casual and that's what I wanted to focus on for the newest Look of the Day. Here are the details on all the accessories for each style.Read More
We’ve all been there. You meet this great guy, cute, charismatic, you’re attracted to him but there’s just something not quite right. That was me of course. I met Sam and thought he was adorable. He saw me dancing and sent a drink over to the table. Since I only drink bottled water that told him I wasn’t a party animal by any means. He came over later and it thanked him and we began talking. It was the typical new person chit-chat. He wasn’t the type of guy I would usually be into, but since obviously what I had been doing wasn’t working, I decided to give it a chance.Read More
Have you ever dated someone and believed they were into you but as you started hanging around other couples or your friends you noticed he has a roving eye? Well, that exact thing happened to me.
Because we all hang out in the single dancing world we all have the same love of dancing, and everyone dances with each other; married and single alike. When I was with my date or shall we say boyfriend, dancing one evening, he had a little too much to drink, which I felt was becoming a problem happening much too often. I never said anything but could see it was turning me off and I was seeing another side of him emerging. He seemed to be flirting with one of my friends and asked her to dance, which I was used to but as I looked out on the dance floor they seemed to be a little too close for my comfort. I immediately put up my walls because I felt both had gone a little too far.Read More