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Holiday Photo Outfit Inspiration for Her

Christmas card season is quickly approaching! It is the perfect time to take updated photos with your family. Typically, mom is hard at work looking for outfits for the kids and husband. That means often it comes down to the last minute for her own outfit! I have found some great options for outfits for her that would look good with any color scheme for photos.


A Sarine Thought… or Two

photo by Matt Cornelius
Just Your Type-1-ical Gal … Nowadays there seems to be a day or a month to celebrate, or bring awareness to, a myriad of topics: National Donut Day, Bring-Your-Child-to Work Day, No-Shave November and National Root Vegetable and Exotic Fruits Month to name a few. While November is definitely our nation’s month of thanksgiving, it is also National Diabetes month. As many of you know from past articles, I am a Type 1 Diabetic. I was diagnosed at two years old because of the observant eye of an exceptional babysitter who told my mother something just wasn’t right.

Tuscan Beauty

photos by Matt Cornelius
The rich Tuscan architecture of Kim and Dr. Randall Glass’ family home feels perfectly situated above rolling farmland and grazing cattle. One of the most endearing aspects of this architectural style is its ability to combine traditional, formal elements with warm and rustic qualities. “I have always been really drawn to the Tuscan style. I looked for plans for over a year. We’d even had an architect draw plans, but they just weren’t what we wanted,” explained Kim.

Bougie Grubs Meatball Stew

It is almost that time of year again when the weather is cold, and Daylight Savings Time sends us all home a little earlier in the evening for some extra time with our families. There is nothing like a good stew to warm up those cool nights, and nobody does stew like our good friend Angela Evans at Bougie Grubs. Check out this easy meal that will have your family thinking you spent all day getting it just right.

This month, try Bougie Grubs' Meatball Stew!

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The Music Man

I took piano lessons from the ages of five-years-old to 16-years-old. I learned about all the classical composers. I was taught music theory, and I became skilled enough to sight read just about any piece of sheet music put in front of me. Impressive, right? Wrong. At the time, I absolutely loathed the piano and really wanted nothing to do with any of it. There were a few problems that hindered my musical education; all brought about by me. First, I was not much on practicing.


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Halloween Soirée Style

It’s time for spooky, scary ghouls and ghosts! Halloween is a fun time to dress up and throw a party. One of my favorite things to do each season is decorate my home and bar cart accordingly. October is especially a favorite since it is a Halloween themed one! I’m sharing some ideas to spook up your home for a soiree.


My Drift

photo by Matt Cornelius
Go Pink or Go Home … I generally try to keep things light in this space. You won’t often come across anything of real consequence here; my goal is to make you chuckle or roll your eyes. This month is an exception. I need your close attention because this is important. … October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I always try to use the month to heighten awareness, which is why I wear my breast cancer awareness bracelets every day.

Happiness Is Homemade

photos by Matt Cornelius
Walking up to the front door of Joe and Dr. Cheryl Saul-Sehy’s Mid-Century Modern house, you can see their taste is eclectic, inviting and curated. On the front stoop, you are greeted by a black woven fixture they call “The Giant Eyelash;” it is a fixture that was acquired by mistake, but one they both now love. This is just one example of the Saul-Sehys’ open approach to their remodel. They found a balance between asserting their own style while ultimately trusting the professionals around them. … Inside are rich, worn beams on either side of the front entry hall.

Bougie Grubs

Hello, my name is Angela Evans. … Let me introduce you to my alter ego, Bougie Grubs! What is Bougie Grubs, you may ask? … Bougie Grub started with my love of food and the ability to make people feel special with my dishes. As a working mom, time was limited, and my opportunities to make these beautiful dishes were few and far between. So, I began my effort to create dishes and desserts that would only take me 30 minutes to prepare, but would look like it took me all day! What I didn’t know was this “fun pursuit” would become a necessity.

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