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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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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Goodness gracious

Hello all, Goodness gracious has the summer gotten me away from this blog. My most sincere apologies to anyone who still gives a damn. From personal life “stuff” to the desire to continue to be more fit and active I really have neglected this corner of my world. Now that all of my graduate student […]

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While I have lived in central Virginia since 2007, I will always feel tied to two places: Baltimore, Maryland (which you all have heard me talk about before – read Chris Jones and Lee Smith sharing thoughts on “Bmore”), and my hometown of Lexington, Virginia (aka “Lex Vegas”). Lexington is a small independent city of […]

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Richmond Fashion Bloggers event at Shockoe Denim

I am a member of the Richmond Fashion Bloggers group (“RVAFB”) which had a meet up on Friday at Shockoe Denim. Group leader Larissa of RVA Fashion Girl did a wonderful job organizing the entire thing!The event was such a blast. It was my first group meet up (I have met individuals related to this […]

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Taylor: one year later

Courtesy of the Anderson family A year ago you may remember that I was desperately trying to use all social media outlets to find a classmate and friend of mine, Taylor Anderson. She came out of the earthquake unscathed but we lost her in the tsunami in Ishinomaki. She was the first American victim confirmed […]

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Lee Smith describing Baltimore

“Even though our visits to Baltimore were a part of Mama’s grand design, I enjoyed them. I loved Baltimore itself, with its clanging streetcars, funny-looking people, lamplights, pigeons, and ice cream cones. I loved to sit out on the marble stoop after dinner and watch the teeming parade of street life; I always had a […]

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