J’adore Soleil Toujours

J'adore Soleil Toujours

We’re *excited to share the newly retooled, rebranded and relaunched line of luxury organic skin care and anti-aging skin products from Soleil Toujours! Founder Valerie McMurray has made it her mission to develop high quality, skin safe and elegant sun and skin care. Summer is coming, the days are getting longer and that means more… [Read More]

ThursDIY: 9 Easy DIY Ideas to Try

9 Easy DIY Ideas

Happy ThursDIY! We’ve got a fabulous round-up of 9 easy DIY ideas to try this week. It’s a basket full of crafty inspiration with a little bit of everything to wet your creative whistle. I can’t possibly pick a favorite, can you? Let us know what you’re making this weekend in the comments, we’d love… [Read More]

Best Yogurt Ever: Chobani Coconut Yogurt

Chobani Coconut Yogurt

This is not a sponsored post. I would LOVE to be sponsored by Chobani, especially if they were to say offer me a year’s supply of coconut yogurt.  I’m just puttin’ it out there, you know, because I can. Alas, they’ve not offered me any of the best yogurt ever and our local Kroger runs… [Read More]

Kroger Easter Basket Hop

Krobger Easter Basket Hop

We shop at Kroger grocery stores at least once a week, but usually more! They’ve got several locations in the area and we love the great prices and broad selection of products. When they asked me to join their Kroger Easter Basket Hop (#EasterBasketHop), I was tickled three shades of pink, as you can see… [Read More]

ThursDIY Crafty Inspiration


It’s time again for our weekly dose of ThursDIY Crafty Inspiration from some of the biggest names in crafts. We have a fabulous line-up this week of projects to get your creative juices flowing. Things to decorate, wear and eat, with a little something for everyone. If you’ve been looking for some fresh ideas, we’ve… [Read More]

Madge’s Mystery Craft Boxes

Craft Boxes

Hello, Doyennes! Happy Wednesday! I’m stopping by today to share some news that may be of interest to the crafty among you. I’m selling a brand new batch of Madge’s Mystery Craft Boxes. I’ll start with a back story and we’ll get there from here. No, really. 10 years ago I became a professional crafter…. [Read More]

Studio Gear CC Cream

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Great news, Doyennes! We were *sent a sample of a new product that we’re excited to share with you.  Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream combines light coverage with  sunscreen and moisturizers to pack a triple punch of beauty benefits all in one! The formula is available in three shades that are designed with micro-pigments to… [Read More]

Spring Fashion: 9 Fab Floral Frocks

9 fab floral frocks

It’s time for another *spring fashion round-up! This time we’ve got 9 Fab Floral Frocks! Everything’s coming up roses and daffodils here in the Smokies! Even if spring hasn’t produced any blooms in your neck of the woods, it’s never too early for a fab floral frock!  These nine pretty floral print dresses from ModCloth… [Read More]

Eu Natural Clarity Vitamin C Serum

Clarity Organic Vitamin C Serum

Hello, Doyennes!  Happy Friday! Being over 50 with very fair skin, I am always on the hunt for beauty solutions to help effectively address the signs of aging. I’m surely not alone in this quest. So many skin care options are packed with chemicals, finding organic alternatives isn’t always easy. I was thrilled to try… [Read More]

7 Fabulous DIY Projects

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It’s that time once again when a few of my crafty pals and I share our favorite DIY projects of the week. We call it ThursDIY! We hope you enjoy the creative inspiration from these 7 Fabulous DIY Projects. As always, the projects are free and the ideas are intended for personal use. If you… [Read More]

Quick & Easy Chocolate Chip Muffins

Quick and Easy Chocolate Chip Tea Muffins 2

The original version of this tasty chocolate chip muffins recipe came from a 1947 Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. I added chocolate chips and substituted butter for shortening. Why?  Because that’s how I roll, people.