Category Archives: My Style

California…A Week In Review

The most important things are not things… Hello, sweet friend… I hope you are enjoying your summer and staying cool… I’ve recently returned from a magical mini trip to California… It was nice to spend time with family… and friends… while enjoying the sights and sounds… of southern California… during the summer… which is always great fun… The greatest fun of all though was being able to surprise a sister for her 70th birthday.

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Up…Up…& Away…My First Summer Vacay!⛱

Be courageous and live the life that your heart is guiding you toward Bronnie Ware Hello, sweet friends… It’s time for my mini summer vacay…Yippee! By the time you read this post I will have already arrived at my destination…(I promise to share more in another post) today I thought I’d share a few of my pre-packing tips… along with what I’m taking… First off always remember… Packing is an art… I have learned that laying out all the items allows me to plan outfits for my days/nights away. When everything is laid out, I can clearly see how much I’m bringing… Dividing items into sections based on where they’ll be packed is also helpful… Lastly, I always remember to lay out my travel day outfit. I have been so excited… that I had to pack…. and unpack several times… I forgot just how much work packing can be… Actually … Continue reading

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⛱My Summer Clothing Haul/Fashion Show…& A Delicious Trifle Recipe🐝

Self-care: doing the things that make you feel more like yourself. -Robyn Conley Downs Hello, sweet friends… I can hardly believe that summer is right around the corner… I’m definitely looking forward to more sunshine… That being said in today’s post… I thought I’d share a few outfits I recently purchased… Nothing too fancy… Just a few fun pieces that will help me transition… into the next season… 👩‍🍳 What’s Cooking? With the weather getting warmer I’ve been longing to whip up a berry trifle. I love the combination of white cake…fresh fruit and cream. It’s the perfect go-to summer dessert… delicious…beautiful…and lots of fun to create! BERRY TRIFLE INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup plus 2/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 1 premade angel food cake, cut into 1-inch slices 1 pound cream cheese, at room temperature 2 cups heavy cream, at room temperature 2 pints … Continue reading

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❤️Lovejoy’s Tearoom On The Oregon Coast❤️

“You are amazing. You are important. You are special. You are unique. You are kind. You are precious. You are loved.” -Pinterest.com Hello, sweet friends… I have a special post today just for you… I’m taking you to tea… Come on let’s go… This little get-away was a gift from Joe…thanks Joe! on Mother’s Day weekend… he knows how much I love going to Tearooms… Seriously… what could be more delightful… than sitting in a Tearoom… surrounded with warmth…charm…& lots of character… special touches adding that delightful British atmosphere… Not to mention a versatile menu (for those who enjoy something a bit more substantial) and most importantly the friendliest owners who want you to enjoy the experience of your visit… A perfect spot for tea…

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Spring…Decor…and a “Sinful” Delight🥰

“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” -Helen Keller Hello, sweet friend… Happy Spring!!! This past week the sun was shining… daffodils were blooming… and I gathered up my spring decor… to do the jig a bit of decorating magic… turning shamrocks… into small rabbits… with bright colored garland…. just a few changes… makes all the difference… to celebrate… the arrival of Spring… bringing light…joy…and hope into our home… WHAT’S COOKING?👩‍🍳 For years I’ve attended a women’s retreat at Sacred Heart Retreat House located in Alhambra, California. Due to the Pandemic I was not able to attend this past year…however, recently they hosted a Zoom baking class where the Carmelite nun’s taught how to prepare a decadent delight…and today I share it with you! CARMELITE DELIGHT Below is the actual message & recipe from … Continue reading

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