Category: Lifestyle

Barbie Girl in a Barbie Ornament World

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I am not ashamed to say you’re looking at a former Barbie girl—whether it be in car rides, the bath tub, or even a trip to Ireland, I almost always had a gorgeous plastic lady in hand. More than the dolls themselves, I loved the fashion outlet they provided. I often created my own dresses by wrapping bandannas and strips of fabric into fabulous ballgowns, topping off the outfit with minuscule heels and the perfect hairdo. Of course, no formal attire was complete without an extravagant backstory as to where Barbie would be wearing her mini-couture gowns. I was a fashion designer, and my dolls were my runway models. Continue reading “Barbie Girl in a Barbie Ornament World”

Wise Words to Inspire Your 2019

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With Christmas and New Year’s Eve just around the corner, lots of folks are thinking about how to make 2019—get this—the best year yet. I certainly don’t have the answers for you, but I do have some favorite quotes that might help guide you down a path of cheesy self-fulfillment and awesomeness. At least, I’m hoping that’s what they’ll do for me…Read on for 5 of my favorite quotes and how they can set the stage for a year of dreaming big and taking action. Continue reading “Wise Words to Inspire Your 2019”

An Origin Story, A Festive Outfit, and A Blog Linkup

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I’m doing something a little different this Thursday and sharing the origin story of Graceful Rags, both for my longtime supporters and the new faces in my virtual crowd. I’m also super excited to be teaming up with Ada from Elegance and Mommyhood to cohost a blogger linkup! Keep reading for more details on that and to find out how this little corner of the internet came to be. Continue reading “An Origin Story, A Festive Outfit, and A Blog Linkup”