Although we all think we know party etiquette, in today’s modern world of Evites, Facebook events, text and email invitations, both throwing and attending a party has gotten a little tricky.  Technology has thrown some people through a loop, the idea of the host gift has grown and changed, and for some reason people still don’t understand the importance of r.s.v.p.!  So here goes 8 tips for both the host and guest of the modern-dayRead More →

It all started in ’97 or ’98 (can’t remember exactly, hehe), I was in Los Angeles shopping, and I came across this store in The Beverly Center, Traffic.  It was there that I stumbled upon what would become my signature look for at least the next 10 years…the Juicy Couture track suit.  Not sure what drew me to them, but the minute I tried one on, I thought the idea was fabulous.  It was basicallyRead More →

How I styled my outdoor mantel 5 ways, with 2 artificial grass plants, from Target! Let me start out by saying, I normally do not use artificial plants in my decor.  However, when I saw these plants, I knew I needed them.  They were simple, but came in nice ceramic pots that are neutral, so they work with everything.  I picked them up from Target on a whim, knowing I would find use for themRead More →

Hi Everyone!  So sorry that I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve been super busy working on a very exciting project, as well as, refereeing my three boys, now that it’s summer vacation, hehe.  No excuses though, I’m here to tell you that there are blog posts waiting in the wings, along with some big news!!! So stay tuned and keep following!  Cool things are coming, and I can’t wait to share them with allRead More →

Happy Friday Everyone!!  Just a quick post to let you know that my friend Karra and I are off to the Big Apple for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony!  When I heard Pearl Jam was being inducted, I knew that I wanted to go, but I never thought that I could actually pull it off.  I’m thrilled to be able to experience a piece of rock and roll history!  Hopefully, I’llRead More →

I told you I would expand on “cleaning the fridge” and here it is!  It’s time for clean eating, exercise, and creating a healthy lifestyle. First step, get rid of the foods that do absolutely nothing for you, for example, pastas (oh how I love you so), breads, cereals, sweets and other refined sugars, etc.  Replace those foods with things that will make you LOOK and FEEL good.  Some examples are, lean proteins (turkey, chicken,Read More →

Happy New Year everyone!  Of course since it is a new year, I must start off my first post of the year talking about goals and dreams for 2017!  I hate to use the word resolution, it just seems too demanding, so I’ve decided to use goals, to take the pressure off a bit.  Before I begin, let me start off by telling you that this post is not so much for the eyes, butRead More →

On November 27, 2016.  Ispirare. by Karra Piriano will be having their very first event, here in the Chicagoland area.  Bringing female entrepreneurs and small business owners from all over, together under one roof, to help network, support and empower one another.  Over 25 vendors, including beauty, fashion, skin care, health, wellness and some sweet treats!  Fashion shows, a DJ, food and drink will also be part of this fabulous event!  10% of the proceeds willRead More →

So the hubby and I are taking a weekend trip to Las Vegas…woohoo!  Haven’t been there in a few years, which means the last time I was there I was still in my thirties!  So presents the question, what does one wear to Vegas when she’s in her forties (early 40’s I might add)?  This may not seem like a big deal, but I have problems packing as it is, and now I need toRead More →

Hi everyone!  It’s fall and I’m loving plaid right now, and apparently so is Target!  While taking my weekly stroll down the Target aisles, shelves of plaid caught my eye.  Everything was plaid from the french press and coffee cups, to rolling pins and aprons, it was a plethora of plaid!  Once I got home, I had to know, is there more plaid, than my Target had to offer?  That’s when I discovered that not onlyRead More →