Aug 03

Awesome Back to School Extravaganza Days are Here!

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Summer has been a wonderful time to relax, refresh and make some really great family memories.  Now it’s time for Back to School!

Like everything else in life, that time comes quickly to an end and a whole new season begins.  The new season has many parents looking eagerly to when the kids are all back to school and more regular routines begin again.  The kids, in the meantime, either looking forward to the return or dreading it.  Some kids are anxious because it’s their first time in a school situation.  Whether they are looking forward to going back to school or not, let’s make their school days the best that they can be!

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Going Back to School in Style

Many children will be looking forward to rekindling their past friendships during the next month.  Going into a new class with old friends and some new friends is part of the excitement and the rush of getting back to school.  Of course there is the other part of it too!  The new clothes, shoes, pens, pencils and all other matter of “student needs” that need to be addressed.

Looking your Best is Easy!

Shopping for your children at this time of year can be so easy!  Stress free coordination made easy is a parent’s dream come true.  Janie and Jack make that part really fun, with styles that will make your children feel great.  Janie and Jack offer clothes that are wearable, comfortable and good value too!  School Days never looked so good!


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The fall collection is live now and there are so many really nice looking clothes for your children!  Back to school never looked so good.  I love Janie and Jack clothes because they are well made, look very fashionable, but most important they are comfortable.  Kids have enough to deal with just getting ready for school, without having to wear things that pull or tug.


Girls and Boys Look Great!

As the name implies, Janie and Jack offer clothing for both girls and boys.  Sizes from babies right up till 12 to 14 years of age, are all offered for your convenience.  From their heads to their feet, they will have choices that will complete their own personal style.  Even accessories are available to make Mom and Dad’s life easier.  What are you waiting for?  Check out Janie and Jack now and see how easy Back to School shopping can be!

Jul 20

Have you got a Secret Upcoming Event to Share?

How many times have you been invited to a party or get together and it’s a total surprise to the “Guest of Honor”?

I would imagine that this happens quite often.  Sending out invites though can pose a problem.  With “snail mail”delivered invites, it’s quite possible that the “guest” will be  finding that “surprise” invite in their mailbox.  What is a person to do?  You want all your efforts to succeed in surprising the Guest of Honor!   Event planning of this kind requires some innovative ways to do the invitations and more.

Well, I have a great solution!

Send the invite by e-mail with all the particulars.   Make an invite as exceptionally beautiful as is fitting for your little (or big) event.   The Guest of Honor will never know who received an invite until the day of the “do”. Imagine the look on their face when they are surprised by the crowd that has gathered for the party.  Some secrets are wonderful when the surprise happens!
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Keeping secrets over a milestone birthday, wedding anniversary or any other extra special affair can be nerve wracking.  Writing out all those invites can send you into a state of panic.  Writer’s cramp is no fun at anytime.

Then there are the replies, either positive or negative that have to be kept track of.  What seemed like a really good idea for a party, all of a sudden has become a nightmare. Unless you like to stress, there is a better wayPaperless Post makes stress a thing of the past.

Try It, You’ll like it!


Paperless Post is an economical, earth friendly, and easy way to keep track of all the important issues.

  • No more pulling out your hair wondering who has received the invite and who is coming to your celebrations.
  • No need for paper lists of guests and what their response was.
  • No more worrying about having missed sending an invite to Aunt Gladys or Uncle John.  Everything is right there on a page for you to see.

Paperless Post let’s you send out invitations for birthdays, baby showers, wedding showers, Bachelor/Bachelorette parties, Gender Reveal parties and so much more.  This is Event Planning on steroids!

Invitations are just the beginning of what you can do with an account at Paperless Post.  It is so easy to use and personalize to your liking and taste.  Forget the old way of doing things and get on board with the Digital Way.

Flyers, Announcements,  Holiday Greetings and so much more are at your fingertips.

Are you opening a new shop?  Do you want everyone to know about what is happening and when it is happening?  No problem.  Send out a flyer to your email list with all of the pertinent information.  Make is beautiful and memorable by using your own Headers, Graphics and more.

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Modern Day Events and Invites

In this day and age, time and less stress are the way to do things.  We already have enough to keep track of in our own lives, so make the most out of any celebration by letting Paperless Post take care of the nitty gritty stuff.  There is plenty of other things that need to be done for a party of any kind, so let’s go do that fun stuff and leave the invites, notices and all the other “paperwork” where it belongs.  Electronically send those invites and keep track of all the guests that will come and make a memorable evening even better.




**Olivia was given some coins from Paperless Post in exchange for this post.  

Jun 13

Be Bold Be Nice Be Wonderfully Comfortable Poolside!

Poolside adventures await everyone this summer!

There isn’t a time during the summer months when you will be happy to be either poolside or lakeside!  When the temperatures start to reach their peak, you just know that water will quench the warmth .    If you are anything like me, hanging out in my bathing suit only is not my idea of fun.  Add a flirty feminine cover-up and my blood pressure starts to return to normal.  It’s not that I don’t wear bathing suits,  I do.  I swim everyday for an hour, but, waltzing around in my swimsuit is not my idea of fun.

Cover Ups to the Rescue!

Once I am out of the water, I want something easy to slip on, that will make me look feminine yet casual and fun.  That’s what summer is all about.  At the same time I want my comfort.  That means wearing a nice cover-up of some sort.

Today we have lots of choices in that department.  You can get cover-ups that are specifically made for swim suits or you can wear one of the many maxi dresses as a cover up too.  I happen to like this one that I found while searching our some really nice alternatives.  Let me know what you think!

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Sleeveless Stripe Patchwork Expansion Wome…

Sleeveless Stripe Patchwork Expansion Women’s Maxi Dress [More]

Price: $56.89
Sale: $39.42

Would this be something that you would wear?

I like the colors, the pattern and the style of this little number.  Talk about comfort!  This is it all rolled up into a really nice look.

Are you more of a floral type of gal?  Thank goodness for so many choices.  This one done up in a floral pattern will make you look amazing.

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Spaghetti Strap Floral Print Split Womens …

Spaghetti Strap Floral Print Split Women’s Maxi Dress [More]

Price: $48.70
Sale: $29.11

For an added touch of class just add some really nice strappy sandals and you are ready to go from the poolside to dinner with your favorite side kick.

Of course if you don’t want to show off quite so much cleavage, there are other options as well.  Just know that any of these dresses can be worn over a bathing suit or they can be worn as a dress.  I love being able to make one thing work  two jobs.

How about this little number!

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Print Three-Quarter Sleeve V-Neck Womens M…

Print Three-Quarter Sleeve V-Neck Women’s Maxi Dress [More]

Price: $42.36
Sale: $28.99

Same idea, but again a whole different “feel” to the dress. Summer dresses are wonderful and cool too, because you want comfort above all.   Soft and light with splashes of color to just stop you in your tracks.  This is a winner in my books and I bet you will have compliments galore coming your way.


Each of these dresses are easy care and easy wear, just right for summer.  Available in lots of sizes just for you!

You know you need at least one of these as a wardrobe basic and for holidays it’s even better.  If you are a swimmer like me, then one or two would be even better.

Jun 04

Summertime Florals to Keep You Looking Great! Check them Out!

Summertime and the living is easy……or so they say.


One thing is certain, summertime brings out the best that there is in colors and florals.  Everyone is so happy to see sunshine and warmer weather.  It makes us all happier when we can get rid of the sweaters and overcoats and let our own personality shine through.  If you just want to see what’s available you can go ahead and click right on the picture below!  You are welcome to read on though!  I will respond to any comments and would love to get to know you better!

5% Off For The First Order at Berrylook! Buy Now!

BerryLook has some really nice summer dresses and tops that will make you feel like a breath of warm air.  Not only are we ready for something “Light and Bright”, but we like to be thrifty too.  You can have both!  Just take a little time to check out what’s available just for you!

Long Blouse/Evening Cover

This beautiful long blouse can double as an evening cover.  Wear it with a beautiful T-shirt and if it’s warm take off the long blouse.  But when work is done and you are ready to go out and play, then don’t forget, when the sun goes down, so do the temperatures.   It’s not cool enough for a coat, but it’s not warm enough for the T-shirt.  So add this long blouse to your wardrobe and I bet you will use it more than you think possible.

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Longline Curved Hem Floral Printed Pocket …


Price: $24.95

Summer Peasant Blouse

Who doesn’t like the carefree and easy way to wear this summer essential?  This blouse goes with just about everything.  From jeans to a more tailored pair of trousers to leggings and capris, this blouse will make a splash!  Lovely embroidery and beautiful colors are available for your discerning style choices.  Get on board the comfort train with this really pleasant peasant blouse.

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Spring Summer Cotton Blend Women Embroi…


Price: $24.95
This is just two of the selections I have chosen for you today.  If you want to see more, click on the banner at the top and your eyes will be amazed.    Check back real soon as something else is sure to be highlighted for your enjoyment and summer flair.

Apr 10

Springtime, Amazing Inner Fashions Just In Time for You!

Springtime just screams renew, renew, renew!

If you are anything like me, spring is a great time to check out all those things that are in your lingerie drawer.  Are there things in there that would be better discarded?  Do you need something new for the year to come?  Spring is the time that I check out my wardrobe and make some much needed additions and subtractions.

Intimates, those intimates!

Women’s bras, panties and other unmentionables are one of the many things that we overlook!  The BIG THING is that we really shouldn’t overlook them at all.  Foundation garments, those inner fashions,  are the start of every good look you have.  If your foundations aren’t up to snuff, then nothing else will be either.

Don’t think about it, do it!

It’s time to open that drawer!  You know the one!  It’s full of bras that don’t fit right, bras that have broken underwires, hooks or just have become so misshapen that they don’t do the job anymore.  Have you  lost weight or gained weight?  What’s in that drawer, that just doesn’t fit, anymore!.  Get into that drawer now!  Spring cleaning time has just hit the most basic part of your wardrobe!  Those inner fashions are about to get a makeover!

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My Bra Drawer In need of a Makeover!  Spring cleaning fun!

Where to find some Beautiful and Necessary Undergarments!

There was a time when you could find what you needed almost anywhere.  Times have changed and so has our inner wear.  No longer are we happy with “Granny Bloomers” regardless of our age or size.  We want and demand “nice” underwear!  And we want to be cost effective too!

I’m here to tell you:

You can have both!  Yeah!  Undergarments are staples of every girls wardrobe.  It is essential that you have the right inner garments for the fit of your clothes.  Nothing is more important than feeling good and looking GREAT!

Eve’ s Temptations makes it easy to find some really pretty  Inner Fashions,  at a great price point.


Shop Eve's Temptation Now!

Lots of sizes and colors are available just for you and while you are at it, you need some new bras too!


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Until the end of April you can and should restock your bras to the right size and the right style for your immediate use.  No sense in putting off the one thing you know will make you feel and look better.  Do it Now!

Trust me, this will make you feel much better than all the Easter Bunnies that are just waiting in the wings and the excitement of looking good will last longer than the Easter Season too!


Hope you hop on board.


Being a woman, you know there are many in need.  Clean and donate what doesn’t fit to a woman’s shelter or buy some extras and donate them!

Give a hand up to those in need!



Mar 02

Attention: Are You Rocking Your Beautiful Plus Size Figure?

Here’s a shout out to all ladies living in the States, that are Happy with their style and Rocking it everyday!

Ask any Plus Size Woman and she will tell you that there are not nearly enough of us visible in the General Public!

We are shunned, made fun of, disregarded and worse!  The question is “Why”?

In this day and age of fitness and skinny being of the utmost importance, we plus size women are left behind even though we are fit and fabulous too!

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Image by arvndvisual on Pixabay

It’s time to Change all That!


ASHLEY STEWART  is on the look out for the next brand ambassador for their Plus Size Lines.  Could it be you? To enter you click on Faces of 2019 in blue.  That will take you to the entrant’s page.Faces of 2019!

There are lots of great prizes to be won and the best part, being the face that is recognized as the Face of Ashley Stewart!

Not only will you be making a statement for the whole of Plus Sized Women, but there are wonderful prizes and a chance to really make a ripple in the fashion world for all of us!

Finally There is Something Wonderful Happening in the Full Figure World

Now is the time to enter!  Ashley Stewart wants to give you a  chance at a host of prizes and a whole year’s contract to be the face of the Plus Size Women’s Movement.  Don’t sit back, now is the time to enter.  Take up the baton and enter yourself and let the whole world know how much you shine.  You will not only gain a following, but you will gain in growth of your personal brand and style.  Being the Face of Ashley Stewart 2019 will help grow!  This is BIG!

Ashley Stewart not only has great fashions for Plus Sized women, but the whole Brand is dedicated to women who exemplify the Ashley Stewart ideal of a caring, confident and upstanding person.

You could be her! Enter the Finding Ashley 2019 Contest to become the AS 2019 Brand Ambassador plus other amazing prizes!


Now is the time to enter and see if you have what it takes to show the world your beauty and the lovely clothes that are the hallmark of Ashley Stewart!



Jan 13

Being Your Best Just Got Easier! Rev Up Your Workouts!

Well, we are just into the New Year! Like many people around the world our New Year’s Resolutions maybe waning already. I’m here to help you to grab the future with both hands. If getting more active was on your list, then let’s get started with some nice workout clothes. Let’s rev-up with Activewear that looks good and feels great!

Why wait two weeks to start your New Year’s Resolutions?

For years I have made resolutions and then I realized that I was setting myself up for failure. How can you decide to become more active, eat better and get a minimum of exercise into each day, when there are chocolates, cookies and a hundred other unmentionables in the house. This year I decided to give myself a break and start my New Year`s Resolution two weeks after the New Year.

I could get together with friends and family, enjoy a glass of wine or two and indulge in all the festive foods and NOT feel guilty. Two weeks is also the magic number to get all those things out of my house. Sharing them with everyone who comes for a visit makes it even better.

Sometimes looking good helps to drive us to start!

Being Plus Sized for all my life, I still enjoy getting out in the fresh air and sunshine! What I have to wear though is sometimes not the nicest. My baggy track pants (mens size XXL) don’t make me feel great! I want to look like all those other people who are out and about exercising and looking good while they are doing it.

So, lucky for me there is a great place to get Activewear! I love that it looks good, is made for Plus Size Women! Added to that is that they are stylish too!

Let me introduce you to “JUNO Active”! Plus size fitness wear that is made just for us! We love our curves and we love our comfort too! Juno Active allows both! Sizing from XL to 6XL has all of us Plus Size Gals covered.

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You can love your curves and still feel like you are being respected and right at home in comfortable activewear that looks great!

Comfort and Stylish meet!

Juno Activewear is made with your curves in mind. Extra fabric and length are cut right into their styles. No, you don’t need to feel like you are pulling on a girdle! Designed for Plus Size, they have the extras we need, where we need it. They are just what I need to make me feel great, look good and keep me on track!

You will have to agree that well made, fashionable and comfortable Activewear makes keeping that New Year’s Resolution just a little bit easier. It will make it much prettier for sure.

Nov 13

Winter Family PJ’s What Fun! Get Yours Here!

Winter is coming and if you are like me, that means some warm, cozy Pajamas!

When the weather starts to dip below the freezing mark, I know what I’m going to do!  I don’t like to be cold!  Period!  I like to be toasty warm and comfortable especially in the evenings.  That’s when I might just be lounging around watching my favorite Christmas specials.  Give me five minutes and I’ll be ready to enjoy a cup of coffee or chocolate dressed in my best, warmest PJ’s.  Then set Rudolph or the Elves free!

Hunkering down with my family and enjoying the season is so much fun.  When you can do it in matching PJ’s, it’s a picture waiting to happen.

Now that I’m a Grammie, I know how much fun it is with the little ones during those nights when all the preparations for the BIG holiday are happening.

But what can you do if your family isn’t close by?

No problem, technology helps you shed those miles like they are nothing at all.  You can send matching PJ’s to your family wherever they live and share some fun times with pictures or streaming videos.  Where there is the will there is a way.  But let’s get back to sending that parcel.

Matching Holiday Family PJ's from

Really Nice Family Pajamas

November is the right month to start thinking about that!

Enjoying Christmas is even better when a parcel arrives that says “Open Me Christmas Eve!”  With these lovely matching PJ’s you can do just that!  Your Big Kids and their families will have a ball opening that gift from Grammie and Poppa the night before all the super excitement starts.  It will also give the “Grands” something to help settle them down on Christmas Eve night.  They will get a little taste of Christmas morning and feel toasty warm.    Everyone in the family wearing matching pajamas makes taking pictures Christmas morning that much more fun.  Mom and Dad and all the kids are looking very comfortable, coordinated and above all cozy!  There are even matching coats for the Fur Baby in the family.  How cute is that?

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Nov 11

Veterans Day Means Extra Savings For You! Come on In!

Veteran’s Day is upon us and we remember all the Veterans both past and present to who we owe a debt of gratitude!  Our hearts are thankful for the service you have given and continue to give!

We are all so blessed that we live in a country that allows us our freedom.  As a thanks for that freedom Kiyonna is offering a special just for this weekend.

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I can’t say it enough, if you are looking for some really nice clothing for the upcoming holidays, you just have to check this out! Kiyonna has some really lovely pieces that will make you feel and look like a million bucks without having to spend near that much.


Between all the ceremonies celebrating 100 years since the First World War, and time spent in remembrance, it is also good to use our freedoms to make the world a more beautiful place.  While you are shopping see if you can donate some of your excess to the homeless, a veteran’s home or some other worthwhile cause.  There are many, so you need not look too hard.

Kiyonna will make you look beautiful and donating some of your extras, will make you beautiful inside and out!  Or you can use the savings to make a donation to your local veteran’s charity.  Either way you win.

KIYONNA and Veteran’s Day

These savings are only good for the weekend and will end on November 12, just before midnight.  That gives you Sunday and Monday to look over all the lovely dresses, tops and more.  But once the 12th of November comes about, the Veteran’s Sale will be over!

I love Kiyonna’s feminine and stylish dresses, evening wear and bridal.  Oh so beautiful!


Comments are always welcome!



Nov 08

Amazing Little Black Dresses You Must Have One!

There is one item that every woman should have in her wardrobe.  That is a Little Black Dress.

I know we have all heard about that “Little Black Dress (LBD)” and how important it is to have one.  I’m here to tell you that it is true.  A black dress is something that will become a staple in your wardrobe.  It is easy to dress up or dress down.  You can wear it to almost any occasion.  You will never, ever feel self conscious when wearing it either!

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That Little Black Dress Will Come to the Rescue

Once you invest in this piece for your wardrobe, you will always find a place to wear it.  The beauty of the Little Black dress (LBD) is that you can literally wear it almost anywhere.  Let’s say you are invited to dinner at a fancy or not so fancy restaurant. What do you wear?   That little black dress will be the perfect item to wear.  Dress it up with a fancy scarf, a nice piece of jewelry or a lovely belt and you are set to go.  There is rescue #1.

Rescue #2

You are coming up for a performance review.  You are already nervous, because you really want to come across as poised and in control.  Well, your little Black Dress will have you feeling confident and at ease about your appearance.  The rest of the review you will have to handle.  You know you can do it too!

Rescue #3

It’s Friday and you haven’t decided what you are doing after the work week is over.  Well it won’t matter!  Your little Black dress will take you from the office to a Museum, Art Show, Movie or just about anywhere else too!  Wearing a black dress to work is perfectly business like and once the day is done, you are set for anything.

Rescue #4

The boss has just let you know that tomorrow there will be an important meeting that all your co-workers are requested to attend.  No one knows what it’s about, but there are rumors filtering through the grapevine.  Your little black dress would be a perfect outfit to wear to that meeting.  Not overdressed but definitely a “you mean business” outfit.

Accessories are a must have with your Little Black Dress.

Accessories are the punctuation marks in the way you dress.  A scarf, a light sweater, a string of beads, or a plain gold chain can add that exclamation mark to your outfit.

Here are some great accessories that you will love and will get so much use out of with other outfits as well.  Because we are focused on this Black dress, any other color of accessory will match.  Choose a favorite color and add that bit of sparkle to your dress. Earrings and matching necklace are about all you would need to make this dress just rock.

Now if you are looking for a cardigan or a light wrap that is easily a great addition and would keep you warm if the night was on the cooler side.

Go out there and get yourself set up with a beautiful Little Black Dress that will take you places you have only dreamed of.








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