My October Stitch Fix: FALLing in Love Again

It's STITCH FIX TIME! Am I a little excited? YES I AM! Am I making super corny puns in the post title? Heck, YEAH! That's right: There's shouting. And arms waving. And even a bit of booty shaking. Because I LOVE doing these posts, and hearing back from you guys! ...more
Julie Ross Godar You're totally right and thanks!! more

Reviewing eShakti: A Dress Made Just for Me

Let's say you see a dress you like, but aren't a fan of the neckline. Well, eShakti lets you switch it out to a different option. Maybe you need something more modest than the miniskirt shown on a design you otherwise love; you can choose to have it made with a longer skirt. The best part is the sizing. You can customize any piece to your specific size and shape by giving them your measurements! It only costs $7.50 to customize, but for your first order it's free. ...more
Grow It Girl Thank you! =) more

What Do You Want? The Day We (Literally) Bought the Farm

About this time last year, my husband and I started discussing the future. What did we want out of life? What did we want to do with our time? Did we want to live where we did? Did we want to go somewhere else?...more
Yay congrats Farmer Sherri! =) more

I Said No To a Playdate for My Daughter Because I Don't Like Her Friend's Mom

I’ve always said yes to anyone who reaches out to me or my children for a playdate. Always. It was my policy. My theory was that it was my job to be open to opportunities for connection and socialization on behalf of my children. Even when my children befriended neighborhood kids whose parents intimidated me or with whom I had nothing in common, I always responded with a sincere, “yes, let’s get together.” After five years of adhering to my ironclad, open-door playdate policy, I finally uttered my first no. ...more
I know I'm not the only one curious as to if she responded... did she?  We actually have never ... more

My September Stitch Fix: Happy Birthday to ME!

Oh my goodness, I feel like I’ve been waiting for this Stitch Fix delivery FOREVER! My schedule got all discombobulated in July when I got a ‘do over’ Fix. Since I ended up buying every darn thing in the box, I figured I should skip my August fix and just have one come for me in September… on what happens to be my birthday week....more
Denise I kept the sleeveless top and jacket, but passed on the pants. They just didn't look as ... more

My September Stitch Fix: Happy Birthday to ME!

Oh my goodness, I feel like I’ve been waiting for this Stitch Fix delivery FOREVER! My schedule got all discombobulated in July when I got a ‘do over’ Fix. Since I ended up buying every darn thing in the box, I figured I should skip my August fix and just have one come for me in September… on what happens to be my birthday week....more
bostonbibliophile Thanks! I did end up keeping the leather jacket and the sleeveless top! =) more

Altuzarra's Collection Is Coming to Target This Week

Altuzarra at Target. This week, another opportunity to dress chic-ly and inexpensively from Target this fall! ...more
I have an alert on my phone so that I can order the corset belt! =) more

Need Help Branding Your Blog?

Do you need help branding your blog? I did. I needed a lot of help. I barely understood the concept of branding when I started blogging, never mind trying to become an actual brand. People kept saying I needed to brand myself. I just kept scrunching up my face like they were speaking a foreign language and shrugging my shoulders thinking I’d get around to all of that one day…in the very distant future. Like never. Or the day after never. Infinity....more
You are such a sweetheart. Thank you so much for all your kind words! HUGS, Joules more

Adding New Fall TV Shows to the Returning Favorites On My Tivo

I love TV. I don’t understand how people can live without a television, because I love the feeling of getting lost in a show and yelling at the characters. I get invested in the storylines and am super sad over the summer when there is NOTHING new to watch besides a million episodes of House Hunters. New Fall TV Show "Red Band Society" Image: FOX Current Favorites To give you an idea of what I like, here’s what my current Tivo list looks like: ...more
Melissa Ford Oooh, A to Z did look super cute too. I think that one is a mid-season replacement ... more

How To Name Your Book Club

Howdy Bookworms! A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by the fabulous Annabel Smith and she asked what my most popular post of all time was. ...more
I love it! I kind of want to start a book club now so I can name it something snazzy like "Wine ... more