Manicure Monday – Sister Style Remix


It’s Manicure Monday, and Jamberry is extending it’s Black Friday offerings through Cyber Monday!!  And, when you order these designs, the proceeds will go towards Toys for Tots!!


So, every month there is an exclusive design offered by the Jamberry founding sisters, called the Sister Style.  Once that month is over, the design is no longer available for purchase.  But until December 1st, Jamberry is bringing back 12 Sister Style Exclusives, and when you spend $50 you will receive a FREE Exclusive Cyber Monday design!!


Now let’s take a look at these Sister Style Exclusives!!













Now’s the time to snatch up these beauties from the past, and help raise funds for Toys for Tots!

Buy 3 and Get 1 FREE





Manicure Monday

DarkestBlackJamberry Nails Darkest Black and Stardust Glitter Top Coat

I decided to go for sparkly instead of spooky for this week’s Manicure Monday!  I just love how versatile Jamberry products are, and how they coordinate so well.  This is an example of using a top coat over a nail wrap.  The wrap will last up to two weeks, and the top coat is expected to last at least a week!

It still amazes me that this manicure is less than the cost of a fast food drive-thru iced coffee!  Not to mention that it’s toxin and chemical free!!

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Manicure Monday

SweetSymphonyJamberry Nails Sweet Symphony and Metallic Gold Pinstripe

A little feminine feel for this week’s Jamicure.  It compliments my favorite bangle beautifully!

I found @wrennjewelry on Instagram, and fell in love with all her pieces.  What I just love about this one of a kind bracelet is the little crystallized heart at the center!  Each geode is unique and beautiful in its own natural way; a beautiful picture of how God created each one of us!

“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.” Psalm 139:14

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Happy Harvest!


As we begin the new month of October, I’m thankful for the change of season…and hopefully a change in the weather.  Here in Southern California we are in need of water!  Every year around this time my family has a tradition of heading out to Julian for apple and pear picking.  We also look forward to spending this time with friends, as we have gone with the same two families for the past 3 years!  This year, we thought we were going early in the season, only to find that there weren’t too many apples to pick.  Our warm spring may have caused the fruit to ripen early.  Truthfully, it isn’t all about the apples or the pears, it’s about the experience and the time spent together.  


Our favorite orchards to pick are Apple Starr Orchard and O’Dell’s Organic Orchard.  Both of these orchards are organic and within walking distance of each other.  O’Dell’s also has chickens and goats, which is always a real hit with the kids.





We wish you and your family a happy harvest, with many sweet memories, because it truly is about the welcoming of a new season and the Lord’s faithfulness and mercy!

“And while the earth remains, there will be seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22


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Fashion Friday – Crossbody Bag


I’ve been having a blast these past couple weeks joining in the Tuesday + Thursday #coasttocoastchallenge put on by Coast To Coast Central.  Yesterday, the challenge was the crossbody bag.  What I love about this type of bag is it allows me to have my hands free.  Moms like me appreciate being able to carry our purse around the park, shopping, walking the dog…and still have a free hand to hold our child’s hand.


When I thought about this particular fashion challenge, this dress came to mind immediately!  With my craving for the Fall season, I couldn’t help but jump to the opportunity to layer.  Which explains why this dress became a top, as well as the denim dress beneath it!  Without the jeans, this look would be completely different and more summer appropriate.   Utilizing elements from summer and carrying these pieces into the cooler months, I’m excited to begin transitioning my wardrobe.



I must mention the unconventional method I came to acquire this adorable bag.  What does one do with airline mileage that will not be used before the year is up?  Purchase items with points!  Thank you to my dear husband, for always thinking of me.

CrossbodyBag3Jamberry Nails Black Chevron and June Hostess Exclusive


Appropriate: Shopping or Lunch with Friends/Family

Affordable & Accessible:

Dresses/Tops: Marshalls (similarsimilar)

Flare Jeans: Target (similar)

Shoes/Mules: Michael Kors via eBay (similar)

Crossbody Bag: Michael Kors

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Fashion Friday – Wedding Wear


It was just about a month ago that we celebrated my mom’s wedding.  It was a beautiful day, filled with love and family memories.  Having the grand kids be the wedding party was highly important to my mom, and the focal point of my attention when thinking about outfits.  What I was going to wear to the wedding was an afterthought.

The afternoon we celebrated my mom’s birthday, we decided to stop into the local Kohl’s after the celebratory lunch.  When scanning the clearance racks unsuccessfully and ready to leave the store, I noticed this particular beauty hanging in a clearly mistaken rack.  After a closer look, I noticed that it was on clearance!  And in my size!  At that point, I knew that this was the dress I was going to wear to the wedding.



Currently, this is my favorite dress in my closet.  I feel completely feminine, and the comfort is amazing when worn.  The detail that can’t be seen in the photos is the sheath dress beneath the chiffon in a similar pattern, giving a layered ethereal effect!  Price?  Originally, $78.00; I purchased for $46.80.


Appropriate: Wedding

Affordable & Accessible:
Dress: Simply Vera Vera Wang Collection at Kohl’s (Petite) SOLD OUT (similaranother option)
Shoes: Seychelles via eBay (similar)

And of course I had to think about my manicure…

WeddingManiJamberry Nails Porcelain and White Romance

WeddingSistersMy beautiful sisters and I

(a special shout out to my besties as we all celebrated our birthdays this week…God blessed me with you both!)


Congratulations Mom & Jay!!

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Happy Father’s Day


I am blessed to call this godly man my husband.  He loves his family; cherishes, protects, supports, and gives his all.  I love how he loves our kids, for he savors every moment with them.   He is our HERO.

Happy Father’s Day to my man and my dad.  I love you both dearly!

“We’re called to sacrifice for our families.  We’re called to be the men our wives and children need and the heroes God wants us to be”  – Jim Daly, The Good Dad