Civil War History

The Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, VA

The Battle of the Crater fascinates me because it was filled with political intrigue, courage, and sorrow.  It was a battle that culminated in a spectacular explosion resulting in death, destruction, and deep regret.  Union General Ulysses S. Grant lamented that it was “the saddest affair I have witnessed in the war.”  When you consider all the atrocities Grant witnessed, that’s quite a statement. (more…)

Lizzy’s Latest – INC International Concepts Sabba Peep-Toe Lace-Up Pumps

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Visiting Civil War battlefields is a pastime my dad and I share.  So, anytime we can combine a visit with a photo shoot makes for a lively afternoon.  This shoot took place at the Petersburg National Battlefield.  It was here approximately 152 years ago that Union General Ulysses S. Grant lay siege to Petersburg in a successful attempt to destroy Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s army.  General Grant understood that devastating the Confederate’s main supply line at Petersburg would eventually secure the fall of Richmond, the Confederate capital.  (more…)

Petersburg, VA – The Dictator – Savannah Adventure Highlights: Part 4

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My Forever BFF, Tammy, LOVES animals.  I love animals too…from a distance.  😉 

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Tammy befriends animals wherever she goes! This cat was her buddy during our stay in Savannah.

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Lizzy’s Latest – White House Black Market Black Suede Lace up Heels

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As you can imagine, one of my favorite things to do is peruse shoes online.  I actually prefer to buy online because in most instances, the shoes come directly from the warehouse.  I like the feeling of knowing my feet are the first to slip into the shoes.  The worst feeling is getting new shoes that have been tried on and stretched.  Gross.    (more…)

Richmond, VA: Cold Harbor/Gaines Mill/Belle Isle – Simply Stated

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In a June post, I spoke about being complimented on a pair of heels I was wearing while in line for Communion.  What I didn’t mention was that I put these sandals in a donation bag.  I decided to wear them one more time because I could not find anything else to wear.  Go figure!  The compliment saved these shoes and now they are being featured on the blog this week.  (more…)

Point Lookout, MD – Lighthouse – A Fringe Affair to Remember

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Don’t you love it when you find an outfit (or a pair of shoes) you weren’t expecting to find?  In fact, you weren’t even looking for it.   Then, in a moment of serendipity you end up with something new to bring home.      

That’s what happened to me when I found this super cute romper.  Let me explain… (more…)