Archive for March 2015

Spring Coats!

“A Good Coat Can Hide A Multitude of Sins.”      – Carole Soeldner

I have uttered these words a hundred times over the years- and you know why? Because it’s true!  I will be forever grateful to my coat collection and my mom for her wisdom.

If you are trying to make a good impression and only have 5 minutes- make sure that you have a cute coat to pull your look together.  Nobody wants to wear a letter jacket with their prom dress!  The inverse theory applies here though- because you can look like absolute and total crap underneath your cute coat and no one will be any the wiser.

Even though the calendar says it is so, the weather is saying something different. I am still going between my down winter coat, a short wool coat, a trench or no coat altogether- all within the same week. Which got me thinking on how much I love my coats…because you can look pulled together with nearly no effort at all.


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The Dreaded March Door


Ugh. March is here and I am having the winter blahs. Valentine’s Day is done and to be honest I always struggle with what to put on my front door between now and full-blown Spring. You know, something to make it look like people actually live there (even if it feels like we have been cooped up forever). For all of you St. Patrick’s Day enthusiasts I realize that is an option, but that will still leave me with a few weeks of needing something before it becomes Spring.

Fortunately for us in Wisconsin we have been seriously flirting with Spring the last few days- highs of 50 and lots of sunshine!  I also have a sick little one at home 🙁 so I have had some time to research this dilemma of what to do with my front stoop and door at this time of year.

If you feel like this winter has been a marathon, we are finally at the 24 mile mark. As we push through these last few weeks, check out these fun ideas that will put a spring in your step and a smile on your face- even if it isn’t quite spring…yet!


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Door Decorations


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