The Fine Art of the Romantic Gesture [It Doesn’t Cost a Thing!]
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Nothing like my husband being gone the weekend before Valentine’s Day to make me feel nostalgic and sentimental. I’ve been in a mood to clear the clutter and organize this winter, so I dug into boxes of old photographs and … Want More?

Valentine’s Day Inspiration [Valentine NOT Required!]
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Valentine’s Day Inspiration [Valentine NOT Required!] Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and many of us are thinking about tokens of love and what to wear for a romantic dinner – going out or staying in (did you catch … Want More?

5 Romantic Places to Dine Like Star-Crossed Lovers
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5 Romantic Places to Dine  Let’s face it, sometimes we all need a little inspiration to bring the romance back into life. It’s so easy to let day-to-day stresses zap the life blood out of a relationship. If you are … Want More?

Style*Mind*Chic Life Turns 5!! [Reflections on Blogging]
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It’s hard to believe that StyleMindChic Life began 5 years ago today. I’ll never forget the excitement, and fear, of pushing the publish button on this tiny first post. I think it is safe to say it takes time to … Want More?

Double Date Night: A Sparkling New Year’s Wish!
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Thank goodness his favorite holiday is Christmas and mine is New Year’s Eve. Our opposites attract theory allows us to cover our holiday calendar with relative good spirits and cheer around here. How could we ever deny a holiday that … Want More?

Warm Wishes for the Holidays (+ My Husband’s Christmas Obsession!)
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WARM WISHES FOR THE HOLIDAYS! That’s my husband, Scott, tripping the ‘light fantastic’ at our house for the holidays. Every time I take a peek there seems to be a new element to his Christmas creativity. I can’t imagine what … Want More?

Decking the Halls + the Best Way to Find Christmas Cheer!
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Have you noticed? The holidays are a bit bittersweet for many of us. The longer we live more the reality of life – loss and heartbreak – seems to walk with us. This can add an extra layer to the … Want More?

Holiday Getaway + the Surprising Power of a Surprise!
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A Holiday Getaway We seem to have a number of family birthdays mixed in among the holidays. Though Scott’s birthday was a couple of days after Thanksgiving he suggested we celebrate on the holiday since we had a family dinner … Want More?

Girlfriends’ Getaway to San Francisco Holiday Style
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Girlfriends’ Getaway to San Francisco Holiday Style I enjoyed a holiday getaway to San Francisco with girlfriends recently. Though we were there on part business, part pleasure, we also celebrated 25 years of friendship. The three of us met the … Want More?

Kicking off the Holidays: A Blogger Meet-Up, Shopping and Magical Sunsets
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Janika Necklace| grayc glass Ring KICKING OFF THE HOLIDAYS!!! Hello friends! I’m just back from a girlfriends’ getaway to San Francisco and am quickly jumping into the Thanksgiving preparations as most of us are this season. I wore a few of … Want More?

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