Keep it Handsome – 6 Daily Grooming Tips for Young Men

6 Grooming Tips for Men free reminder printable from

I have three sons and to be honest, I learn something all the time about male grooming! My father, brother-in-law and brother all passed away either before my boys were born or when they were very little and having been a single mom for a while there was no male role model for my boys (thankfully, my husband came along in time to teach the

Fashion Trends Fall 2014 From Classic to Casual ~ Frame Your Style

Fashion Trends Fall 2014 Tartan Plaid in Red & Black ~ Frame Your Style #VSPStyle AD

My mother had wonderful taste in everything including clothing.  She was always impeccably dressed.  I remember when she got glasses….it depressed her a bit.  She did not want to wear them.  She was afraid it would take away from her outfits and the impact her style made.  I know this because the woman went so far as to get one contact lens….she only had one eye

DIY Spa Flip Flops

DIY Spa Day Sandals from

Grab a pair of flip flops for $1.00, a washcloth, scissors and your glue gun and get ready to make these cute little spa day sandals in less than 5 minutes.   I came across this idea in Willow and Sage Magazine and had to make them for myself.  I’ve never had a spa day out but sometimes I do have one at home and

Make Your Own Feather Earrings

How To Make Feather Earrings

Sometimes I see something that just catches my eye and I think about making it myself…and usually I forget about it……but now there is Pinterest and I can save a ton of ideas {I truly think if you could possibly weigh my boards they would weigh several tons} and when I can’t sleep or I need something to soothe my nerves I head on over

A Natural Alternative ~ Homemade Deodorant

Homemade DeodorantCupcakes and Crinoline

Natural alternatives for home cleaning, beauty and health products have become a recent passion of mine.  I had thought for quite a while that using processed deodorants and antiperspirants were not the best choice for me and my family so I went on a search for a natural alternative.   I found many recipes online and tried a few but found this one has worked

DIY Button and Cord Bracelet with Charms

Easy Corded Charm Bracelet c&c

You can make your own bracelet {perfect for summer} in just minutes for less than $2.00.  This bracelet is so easy to make you can get the kids involved and make them by the batch. You can make them in bright summery colors, basic colors or use multiple colors of cord all for the same bracelet  ~ these are so versatile and cute ~ stack

Swimsuits ~One Piece Modest and Oh So Cute!


Betsy Johnson ~ $178.00 from Diane’s Beachwear Unique Vintage ~ $75.00 Bathing Beauty One Piece in Cherry Pie from Mod Cloth ~ $89.99 Cat Island high Neck Halter One~Piece Tommy Bahama ~ $142.00 Badgley Mischka Zappos Couture ~ $108.00 Ever since I was little…yes, knee high to a grasshopper…I have been modest….. a little ridiculously so.  My mom bought me two piece bathing suits {that

Mama Bird Nest Necklace

Mama Bird Nest Necklace 1

How cute is this necklace????  I subscribe to Groop Dealz and this is the deal today….I so want this! If you would like it also or would like to sign up for Groop Dealz here is the link…just for you.  ; ) mama bird hugs, mb

Pretty Spring Dresses, Crinoline & More

Peony for Your Thoughs Dress

Vintage new and crinoline too?!? { poetry is NOT my strong suit} I recently found ModCloth and oh my I love their clothes.  It is hard to find new crinoline or crinoline-type dresses so I was excited to find these items…I threw in a pair of shoes also just because I thought they were soooo pretty! If you need something for spring or summer to

Body Sculpting Skinny Pants


Body sculpting skinny pants…woot! A few weeks ago I went shopping for the sole purpose of finding some new boot cut/yoga pants…pants that I could wear while exercising or while sitting around the house or while running to the grocery store and still look fashionable and not “messy”…boy, did I score!!!!! I had never heard of The Girls ™ apparel but when I saw these