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Hey, y’all, hey. How are y’all doing? I’m doing well. We’re at the break in our term, so I can breathe. A little bit. We’re still working on our SACS accreditation so it’s not a real break. Still, it’s better than nothing.

That being said, I do plan to spend some of my down time crocheting another sweater. If you’d like to see the one I’m currently working on, visit me on Instagram. This is a relatively easy pattern I’m using, so it’s working up quickly. I respond well to immediate gratification, so this works out well for me.

What about you? Do you have plans for the Christmas break? Do you get a break? How will you spend it?


Welcome to the monthly edition of Where Bloggers Live. It’s kind of like HGTV’s “Celebrities at Home,” but…Bloggers! Who doesn’t like to peek behind the scenes and see inside people’s homes? Over the next few months, we’ll share about our work spaces, home towns, and more!

I should note – because this is super important – the creative brain behind this project is Bettye at Fashion Schlub! Love her!

The Celebrity Bloggers

Bettye at Fashion Schlub
Daenel at Living Outside the Stacks
Jodie at Jodie’s Touch of Style
Iris at Iris’s Original Ramblings
Leslie at Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After
Sally at Within a World of My Own

Make sure you visit everyone to see where the magic happens!

THE THEME: Favorite Piece of Jewelry

I feel like I’m matrimonialy obligated to say my wedding set. Yes, I love it. The Hubs bought it for me twenty-something years ago when we were both stationed at Fort Polk.

That being said, the piece that I treasure the most is a simple initial necklace purchased for me by my kids at the school’s Christmas store when they were in elementary school. I still remember how excited they were when they handed it to me – wrapped in tissue paper and a plastic baggy. Two of the kids wanted me to wait until Christmas, the other two wanted me to open it immediately. They split the difference by telling me that it was a necklace. LOL

Whenever I need to fill in the neckline of an outfit but I’m not sure what to sear, I reach for my initial necklace. It’s comforting and it reminds me of my babies.


Do you have a favorite piece of jewelry? I’d love to read the story, please share in the comments.


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