I was buying bigger clothing while shrinking into the background. My husband also didn't love his own image when he looked at pictures. We both decided to do something about it and started making healthier lifestyle changes. Morning workouts have become routine and huge portions of...

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Day Is Don Photo from here How is it that Slim Aarons so perfectly captures the life I lead now with photos that are decades old? I guess this just means pool parties and chic gatherings are timeless! I had a truly fabulous time at my belated birthday...

Chic 'n Cheap Living Tri Noma Mall, Manila, Philippines Welcome to the last week of the year! I just stepped off the plane about an hour ago and am glad to have internet access, (much needed) opportunity to get to my gym, and a chance to relax at home. It was great to see family, walk...

a rebirth and renewal for the year as well as a transition to longer, brighter days. Flowers are also endlessly fascinating in their colors and shapes; they are truly a beautiful thing to behold. Similar to when I said that it's great to just be glam at home, beauty shouldn't just be found in...

Greatest Love of All sung by Whitney Houston I was struck by many things when I visited Cambodia: the breathtaking temples, the lovely food, and the children. We encountered many young children everywhere. Many were quite young (probably less than eight years old). It actually broke my...

I haven't gone on any dives for a few years, but I should really take advantage of our locale! I long to relax in a serene body of water and let my troubles wash away. Do any of you have any fun-filled, watery adventures planned? Have a lovely week!

to my Amazon Kindle and am rediscovering my love for books (anything from "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" to the Millenium series). One of my favorite books is "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. It is a simply written and beautiful book that really hits home now as I try to determine and fulfill...

Well I used to love to ham it up for the camera when I was about five years old and knew that my pigtails and Cheshire cat grin could win anyone over. But as I got older, I got shyer. There was of course the inevitable comparison to the girls I would see in the magazines. These women were of...

all had those periods in our lives - those times when we just seem to get into funks and are feeling generally low. While these times may be trying, we may discover things about ourselves (hidden reserves, strengths, ability to deal with any situation) that were previously unknown and can pull...

Abraham Lincoln Magazine editorials don't usually inspire my New Year resolutions. But it was a combination of the fresh, lovely tone of these pictures and my viewing of "Super 8" yesterday (what a lovely and innocent love story) that led me to think of the goals I want to accomplish for...

 

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