Sponsored: Father’s Day Gift Guide at Barracks Road Shopping Center

Sponsored Post that includes affiliate links You all know I am a huge fan of the Shop Local Shop Small movement! A great example of a local and small business hub is Barracks Road Shopping Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. This shopping center is located just off the Rt. 29 bypass, conveniently a short drive off […]

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Week 1 at Bellair Farm CSA and a Memorial Day weekend reminder

#WorthyStyle fact: Did you know I grew up on a farm? From my Dad’s college years until 2000, my family raised us on Maple Downs Farm in Rockbridge County, Virginia, just outside of Lexington. At around 400 acres, it was paradise for a free-roaming exploring child! Now that #BabyMCVA is mobile and an enthusiastic and […]

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They deserve better. We all deserve better. A poem.

fuck you Trump for saying live just now that “it wouldn’t have happened if the temple had people armed inside” before the blood has even dried. #Pittsburgh #NotMyPresident #Drumpf #TheResistance

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Lipstick Queen Sinner line at Elements Beauty Shop

The Sinner collection by Lipstick Queen is the first purchase I have made by the brand. It’s sold at Elements of Carytown here in Richmond, VA in the adorable Carytown shopping district, but also sold on their website. I got the lipstick in that collection’s mauve shade after putting the entire line down my arm […]

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Nick of Time

My Grandmama and Grandpapa purchased a home in the newly developed Corolla Light resort community in Currituck County, NC on the Outer Banks in the late 1980s. I would say 1988, due to the founding of the community and the actual paving of NC 12 being pretty new when the Resort broke ground. The sights […]

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#CLTforCharlotte

Hello friends – and those newcomers to my blog who may stumble upon this post. I have a very specific request for a very special and heart-wrenching reason. This post centers on a family many in the blogosphere know about or have heard of. Some (like me!) may have followed the Mom, April, and her […]

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Eunice Boots Jones

Eunice “Boots” Worthington Brandt Jones, born June 9, 1930, in Birmingham, Ala., died Saturday, June 9, 2018, at home on her 88th birthday. She was the daughter of Adolph Sternberg Brandt and Eunice Cecile Worthington Brandt. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Addison Jones III (Jimmy), and survived by her two children, James […]

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Moving forward – literally

I haven’t shared it on the blog here but my Grandmama passed away on her 88th birthday in June. While I was somewhat prepared or at least aware of the likelihood of her passing, the fact that it wasn’t a chronic illness or long term disease, but actually an untreatable medical issue that many consider […]

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Hello from WordPress

This post contains affiliate links. Hey all! I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July holiday. Yesterday the 5th was M’s birthday, so we went to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art (“VMFA”) to see their Napoleon exhibition and then briefly stopped in Carytown so I could get a couple of his last minute gifts […]

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Baby Margaret – Nine Months Update

This post contains affiliate links. 9 months old Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, our sweet little nugget of a firstborn turned 9 months old! When we took her in to the pediatrician, we were actually headed to my parents for the Christmas holiday. I was a little crestfallen by her stats, but the Pediatrician was great […]

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