Ice Cream by Design


I saw this ice cream in In Style Magazine and I went to the website to see for myself the wonder. allows you to make your own ice cream flavors. You get to pick the type of ice cream or gelato, the flavor, the mix-ins, and the packaging. I think this is such a clever gift idea. I would love to get Caramel Cashew in a pink pint for my birthday.


I saw it.. my good friend wearing a velour tracksuit to the elementary school Thanksgiving Feast. I have to confess this is my worst nightmare. For me it would go like this... One day I am so busy and working in the home in my sweats when all of a sudden I remember that I have an obligation at the school. So I run out to my child's class only to discover that I am a mess and have my hair in a mess and I am wearing some garbage outfit.

YET... there she was my good friend who had assured my days earlier that she had all of her outfits ready for the Holiday rush of events. Well it turns out that actually she did not. What is the sad thing is that it is not just a matter of you wearing something shabby, the problem is that you will DEFINITELY be photographed by your child's teacher with your son/daughter at the feast, or whatever it may be. THEN, that photo will be displayed on the back wall or in the class slide show or in the year-end scrapbook.

So if you are convinced that the velour tracksuit and messy hair is the way you want to go then just be prepared to make excuses for your appearance every time you see your picture..



I am so grateful this time of year for all of the wonderful things in my life. I am especially thankful for my family. That being said, Thanksgiving dinner is the most expensive meal that I will eat all year long. So, I think it is important that I dress up for the occasion. I have never been much for the lounge-wear Thanksgiving when my family members wear T-shirts and sneakers to a meal that took a month to plan and execute.
I am taking a little time this week to plan all of my holiday ensembles. This allow me to plan for the rest of the holiday season and have my clothes plan in place. Girls! Do not fool yourself into thinking that if you put on an orange sweater that you will look autumnal and festive. This isn't dressing for the occasion. This would just be sad.
The shirt in the photo is a great option for Thanksgiving because it is so pretty and has just the right amount of sparkle for dinner in the afternoon or later at night. It also doesn't have any bell-sleeve or other details that will get in the way of last minute cooking or cleanup.
This top available at for less than $90 and free shipping. I am going to wear mine the following 3 ways. Thanksgiving Day I will wear my flirty and feminine top with a great pant and a pretty flat. This outfit will be effortless and functional for cooking and serving. I will get ready while the turkey is in the oven. When I return to the kitchen with my outfit on and hair and makeup down, I put on a long apron, tie my hair loosely, and finish up the details.
The second way I plan to wear this top is to some early-December lunch I have planned. This time my outfit will be a dark jean and a black blazer. This way I am wearing a composed outfit with some sparkle. I want to celebrate the season of course but then again don't need a Christmas Sweater.
The third way I am wearing this top is with a black pencil skirt and gladiator sandals and a great bracelet to a cocktail party with my husband's work. Yeah 3 days 3 ways.
Again, take a little time to make a plan for what you are wearing the next few weeks to all the functions that you are going to. There is always something for the kids, your husband, work, church, and friends. Don't put on your old sweater because you think sweater equals winter equals festive. Look good to feel good.
I am always glad to help with the Holiday Outfit Plan. Look at for more information about planning your best season ever.

Pink Suitcases


I found something so cute today. It is a website devoted to pink suitcases and travel accessories. Not only do the have all the best quality pink suitcases in their references but the website shows where one can go to get the BEST PRICE. I liked this leather medium travel case the best. I would love to pack a really great wardrobe into it and go on a little trip with my husband. I don't think it could get better than that.