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I Deserve a Sweet Bottle of Wine.

It’s done. A month has past since me and my homies took a road trip to the west coast- Florida’s west coast. Our destination was Sarasota, Florida. I expected to have lots of laughs and eyefuls of beautiful plants at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. That happened. I expected to create a killer travel video and debut it approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the trip. … Continue reading I Deserve a Sweet Bottle of Wine.

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Outfit Post: Pleated Skirt and Crop Top

I remember when I was younger looking through some of my mother’s old photographs and loving the clothes she wore. Fitted button down floral tops tucked neatly into white high-waisted bellbottoms, tailored for her body. “Where are these clothes,” I would ask her. The answer was always the same: “Long gone.” It really disappointed me that she hadn’t thought, in those years before I was … Continue reading Outfit Post: Pleated Skirt and Crop Top

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Weekend Photography Excursion: Into the Woods

Today’s Add More Beauty post takes us out into the woods for a very wet adventure. On Saturday, I set out on a photography excursion. I set my sights on Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Sunrise, Florida. It’s just off the beach and the intercoastal which makes it a perfect location for outdoor variety.Β  It’s a nice place to sit and watch the boats … Continue reading Weekend Photography Excursion: Into the Woods

I Tried It! First Garage Sale

Terrified. That’s the word. Procrastination. That’s the result. Or, that was the result until this past Sunday. Me and the kids threw our very first garage sale. Here’s how it went down, and the lessons learned. Discussion of a garage sale began about 2 years ago, but I won’t start that far back. I could start 2 months ago when I finally got tough and … Continue reading I Tried It! First Garage Sale

There’s a Storm Coming.

Hi everyone! I hope things are going well in your corner of the planet. My corner is preparing for a hurricane. Hurricane Irma. It’s a pretty powerful storm, breaking a record in category 5 and right now, I believe it’s raging over the Caribbean. I woke up this morning to the darkness of shuttered windows, and it makes me wonder how people live in cold … Continue reading There’s a Storm Coming.