Book Review: “A Severe Mercy”

“A Severe Mercy” was gifted to me by a dear friend last summer. It sat on my nightstand for a year before I cracked open its pages. I wish I could tell you that I should’ve read it sooner, but I believe in God’s timing. Last summer I was dealing with the dying and death…

9 Pieces to 9 Outfits, Summer 2016

This is my second installment of “9 Pieces to 9 Outfits.” I tailored the pieces I chose for summer wear and purchased a couple new items to showcase. But really, the cool part about this series is that 7 out of the 9 pieces featured I already had in my closet. Hopefully you’ll find this…

How I Became a Morning Person

Beginning this month, I made a major life change: I became a morning person. Who says you have to wait for January 1st to roll around in order to decide to make improvements to your life? I chose the first Monday in June, and here’s how I did it: 1.       Determination I can’t tell you…

Book Review: “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” I mean, come on. That’s funny. I know Austen purists probably turn up their nose at such an assault on a beloved novel. But I have to say, I enjoyed the pure entertainment of reading…

My Junior League Story

I recently was appointed to the position of Membership Development Chair for the Junior League of Sioux Falls for the upcoming year. I’m so excited about my role because I have such a passion for the organization and their commitment to the community and developing the potential of women. I was made aware of the Junior League…

Book Review: “Bread and Wine”

My book club, “The Finer Things,” just recently finished up Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist. I borrowed a friend’s copy to take on my recent trip to Florida thinking that I could save money by not purchasing my own copy. However, I had read 80% of…

My Favorite Apps: Free Prints

Yes, I am that person who still prints pictures. If you do too, I know you’ll love this app! I heard about Free Prints on Pandora Radio. I downloaded the free app and have been so pleased with every transaction! Each month, Free Prints will print up to 85 pictures and you only pay $10…

My Six Favorite Fashion Blogs

Chelsea’s Boutique– I have come to know Chelsea Tracy over the last couple of years through a referral group. Not only do I use Chelsea’s blog for casual-chic style inspiration, but I also read to be empowered. I have been so incredibly inspired by her passion to empower women and the way she uses her…

The Skimm

A good friend told me about “The Skimm” when we were chatting about ways we get the news. The discussion revolved around the premise that, as far as news is concerned, it’s not same-old, same-old. Now more than ever people are getting their news digitally, which brings us back to “The Skimm.” “The Skimm” is…

9 Pieces to 9 Outfits, Spring 2016

I conducted an experiment these last couple weeks with my outfit choices. I decided to take nine pieces of clothing and see if I could mix-and-match them to make nine outfits. Turns out it’s possible. It’s great to know that with the right classic pieces, you can reinvent what’s already in your closet to make…

Book Review: “You are a Badass”

Last Spring, my Revenue & Referral group decided to read and discuss “You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life” by Jen Sincero. I found it in the self-help section at Barnes & Noble, which was appropriate since the author claims on the back cover it’s the…

13 Spring Date Ideas

Spring weather in South Dakota can be pretty unpredictable. Finding things to do with your significant other isn’t always easy. Here’s a list of date ideas perfect for South Dakota springs, just remember to grab that light jacket! Trip to the Zoo- Spring at the Zoo can be so fun. Many animals have been in…