I've been kind of quiet around here lately.It's not been my intention, but when things happen in my personal life I tend to put other things on hold to navigate through them. The blog becomes one of those things.The blog.My blog.I'm not sure why ...

Seasons of Change

I've been kind of quiet around here lately.It's not been my intention, but when things happen in my personal life I tend to put other things on hold to navigate through them. The blog becomes one of those things.The blog.My blog.I'm not sure why I used that term. Maybe I'm growing out of blogging, but I doubt it.I'm actually in the process of a much needed redesign. I'm close to

9 Fun Mugs You'll Want For Yourself

Sometimes I think I'm a mug fanatic.I love buying them as gifts, but I rarely do. Not sure why. Just tend not to.I love buying them for myself even more. Don't do that often enough, either.But I thought I'd round up some of my favorites in case you or someone you know (or maybe you want to buy me one?) is in need of some cheer while you sip your coffee or tea in the coming weeks.*

14 Beach Reads You'll Dive Right Into

Find yourself dealing with a huge case of spring fever? With the weather ebbing and flowing from cold to warm to cold to hot and cold again, it's bound to have hit you sooner rather than later this year. I know I'm already battling the pollen here in NC, and it's not pretty! So I'm ready for a full-fledged spring and then itching to move forward to some beautiful beach weather. To prep

         

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