Need to Relax? Take a Breather with Meditation

  In today’s fast-paced world it’s easy to forget to slow down and just breathe. With everything I have going on in my life, I often feel stressed out, and my mind starts to race. Meditation has helped me learn how to quiet my mind and relax. I try to set aside...

How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

When I get together with my friends these days, by far the most common complaint we all share is a lack of sleep. Whether you are up all night with a new baby (like me) or hot flashes are keeping you awake, getting a good night’s rest is important no matter what age...

Adorable PJs

A look at my favorite cool and comfortable pajamas for the season I don’t know about you but I like cozy pjs. They’re not just limited to nighttime; I also enjoy them while weekend lounging. And when I want to cuddle up on the couch, I want to make sure I’m as...

My Top 5 Cute & Comfy Shoes

I know lots of women who insist on wearing heels every day (despite the pain) because they consider flats to be frumpy. I used to be the same way, but as I have gotten older, wearing the latest hot shoe style has become less important than having feet that don’t hurt...

5 Stimulating Summer Reads

Stellar Picks for Your Next Book Club Gathering There are plenty of reasons to get-together with your gal pals this summer, but I’m always open to another excuse for laughter and fun. Whether you’re already a member of a regular book club or you have an unofficial...

Cute Sale Tops You Can Wear Now Through Fall

Cute Sale Tops You Can Wear Now Through Fall Like anyone, I love shopping sales for a good bargain. In fact, I secretly hate paying full price for anything! I am also a big fan of transitional clothing that you can wear as the weather changes from one season into the...

5 Decorating Ideas for your Front Porch

On a long summer day, there’s nothing better (or more Southern) than kicking back on your front porch and watching the sunset with a tall glass of iced tea. During warmer weather, I like to entertain my friends and family outdoors. I also like to just relax outside in...

BBQ Side Dishes with Flair

By now summer barbecuing is in full swing. Being from Lexington, my family and I never miss an opportunity to barbecue something—be it chicken, turkey, or the favorite that the town is known for, pork. The July 4th holiday was no exception. We fired up the charcoal...

My Top 5 Travel Clothing Picks to Travel Right and Light

Summer means it’s vacation time. While I love traveling, packing and planning what to wear can be stressful. Having the right travel clothes makes it a lot easier. (Plus, I love any reason to go shopping.) Whether you are going on a tour of Europe or a weekend beach...

Sightseeing Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

When the temperature soars, I love to escape to the cooler air of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As a kid, I enjoyed hiking and horseback riding in the mountains, but with age, I have grown to appreciate more sedate activities like sightseeing, dining and shopping. Along...