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    Soft with a chance of scattered toughness.

    Winter Weather Advisory! I HATE it when I see those words on my phone! If anyone’s out and about in the nasty weather affecting the middle of the country please be careful out there! We have a friend who’s been trapped in icy Texas for 2 days now! To make it worse the hotels were full and restaurant’s kitchens were empty! NOT a good way to start the New Year! But luckily I have the perfect solution! Today I’m curling up with my fuzzy throw blanket next to a roaring wood fire and sipping on some tasty Carolans Irish Cream! The crackle of the fire is music to my ears…

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    Winter White for All

    I’m really loving my new year so far! Only one day old and the local college team won a thrilling Cotton Bowl game yesterday. Go MSU! And we had a very yummy dinner of fried dumplings, lobster tail and homemade soup! It’s possible that some Japanese plum wine helped to boost the spirits too! The snow is still holding off this winter in the Detroit area but the cold has definitely found its way here! I only have a few days left on my long holiday break but plan to make the most of them! Today is “gasp” SHOPPING! I know, it’s hard to believe I’d start this year the…

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    New Year’s Bowl Games Party Look

    2015! We made it! Wednesday is our usual trash day so it was only fitting that we ended 2014 by getting rid of all our rubbish. I like to try to do the same with my personal garbage too. Start the New Year fresh and ready for anything it may bring. So how was our Christmas celebration? You could tell a lot from our recycle bin; it was positively overflowing with folded up Amazon boxes and empty wine bottles! Sure signs of a very successful holiday break!  Last night we laughed in the New Year at our local comedy club. We’ve done this a few years now and it’s…

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    Time to Earn your New Years Stripes!

    I absolutely did NOT see that coming! Really? Today’s the last day of 2014? Wow! This year positively flew by! Lots of changes for me this past year; a new job, a new blog and we just found out on Thanksgiving that our granddaughter is going to be a big sister next year! Yes, I’m a grandmother! And will be again in June. There’s absolutely nothing to make you feel as old as trying to keep up with a sixteen month old toddler on sugar steroids! But all is great. I love my new job and this blog isn’t even a month old yet but really has me pumped up!…

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    Leaping into the New Year with Leopard Print!

    The last few New Year’s Eves we have celebrated the “out with the old and in with the new” at a local comedy club. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle in Royal Oak, MI has done a great job supplying party hats, noisemakers, a splash of bubbly and lots of laughs! This has been a great way to unwind and let go of the past year’s baggage. There’s absolutely nothing like laughing until you cry to put a nice finishing touch on the hectic and busy holiday season! This is my second post for a great look that’s suitable for helping the New Year roar in with style! I’ve had this black…

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    Raise your glass and add some class!

    At this time of year, I love to do a deep clean around the house. The tree and wreaths are packed away. I actually enjoy vacuuming, dusting, sweeping and polishing. It helps me to get ready physically, emotionally and mentally for the New Year. I traditionally make time to sit down and reflect on what I achieved (or didn’t) this year and start to set my goals for next. My coworkers tease me about how full my daily planner’s pages are but I like to write down and then check off the completed tasks. It makes the progress seem more real that way. So keeping with my habit of planning…

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    Aiming for the Chic Target

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin I rarely buy clothing at Target because they don’t usually have much to fit my body type. If I still had the figure that I had in my twenties then Target would be a go to store. In general, they seem to stock clothing more for younger college age girls. But I have noticed that Target is pretty good at following the latest fashions and isn’t a bad place to shop for trendy pieces at a reasonable price. That’s why, when we were finished filling our cart with the post-Christmas decoration bargains we had come to Target for, I was very pleasantly surprised when I…

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    Boxing Day Bargain Hunting!

    I always like to go out the day after Christmas to bag all those post-holiday sales on next year’s paper, cards and decorations. There are usually throngs of like minded shoppers at my local Walmart or Target but I always like to stand out from the crowd by keeping comfortable but still stylish. For me a large purse like my tan Michael Kors leather satchel is a good choice. This type of bag is a true classic and its best feature is the cross shoulder strap so I can keep both hands free to dig into those half-off bins of ribbons and bows. I prefer shopping at Target as they…

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    From Ho, Ho, Ho to Hoo, Hoo, Hooooo.

    What a day! I’m looking outside at a beautiful blue sky. The sun is shining and there’s still no snow on the ground! I know the song talks about a white Christmas but I’m really OK with the green grass still showing. We had a great holiday, lots of food and family time. Oh, and maybe some gifts, including a new camera! I hope you’ll be seeing some better pictures as soon as we figure out all the functions! I really love big, fun graphics on an otherwise solid colored sweater. Animals, objects, characters or other graphics really add a bit of whimsy to your outfit. I often mix this…

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    Shopping Gear!

    Christmas Eve! It was 47 degree yesterday and I don’t think we will get a white Christmas this year in our part of Michigan. But on the plus side, with the warmer weather I don’t need to wear a winter coat when I am shopping. That’s just one less thing to slow you down when you are in the zone! 😉 And I was in the zone! I went to the shops at Village of Rochester Hills and scored some great finds. A new favorite Ivanka Trump winter coat from Carson’s and lots of incredible deals at Ann Taylor Loft and Ann Taylor. I really like this shopping center with…

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    Just a little bit edgy!

    I used to wear menswear all the time when I was in middle school and high school. Not because I liked it but I didn’t have much choice. They were hand-me-downs from my brother. After a while I got used to it and actually kind of liked it. Back then, I had very short hair and a lot of times people thought I was a boy. LOL! I am surprised as well how feminine I am now. Sometimes I like to pick some trendy piece that reminds me the old times. These wine color leather front skinny slacks are one of my finds and have become my favorite pants this…

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