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George Washington Birthplace National Monument – Two for the Road: San Diego Snags Savannah

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In less than two weeks, my BFF, Tammy, and I will be on our way to Savannah, GA!  Hard to believe, but Tammy has never been to the East Coast or the South.  Her biggest anxiety is the thought of mosquitoes eating her alive because she is very prone to getting bit.  We always joke she has sweet blood!  😉  I told her not to worry because I will bring the bug spray.  🙂    
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The Battle of Fort Sumter

 

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The first time I visited Charleston, SC was years before I became interested in the Civil War.  At that time, Fort Sumter was simply an anomalous structure hovering on the horizon of Charleston Harbor.  I remember wondering what it was and then quickly dismissing the thought because I had the beauty of historic Charleston at my feet.  Perish the thought in hindsight!     (more…)

Lizzy’s Latest – Carlos Santana Larisa Booties

 

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Back in the Fall, I was dazzled by the assortment of boots and booties in the market.  I wanted to buy every shoe that caught my eye. Over the years, I have learned to control my sometimes impetuous shopping personality.  So each season, I make a list of all the shoes I “have to have” and then give myself a few days or more, if I’m anticipating a sale, to think about my shopping list.  Occasionally, I realize I have similar shoes or the “what was I thinking” moment hits me before buying the shoes.  Of course, I’m not always consistent with this discipline.  When it comes to my heel addiction, theory is always better than practice.  😉  (more…)

St. Ignatius Church – Confessions

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The religious season of Lent for Roman Catholics is the period between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday.  It symbolizes the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert as Satan unsuccessfully tempted Him to forsake God.  It is a beautiful story of humility and discipline.  It is an encouraging story of the perseverance of good when confronted with evil.  It is why Lent is a time of abstinence, repentance, and introspection. (more…)

Lizzy’s Latest – White House Black Market Evie Sandals

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What attracted me to these heels were the snake-embossed patent leather bands that crisscross the sandals. I thought they were pretty unique at the time of purchase in 2013.  In classic black, I could already see dressing them up for the office or dressing them down with a pair of jeans.

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Franciscan Monastery – Nature in Full Bloom

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An abundance of confidence is a good thing, right?  I believe so.  I’m a pretty confident person, but sometimes the things I’m most confident about should be the things I practice with humility and restraint.  Unfortunately, I never realize this until after the fact. (more…)

Malvern Hill Battlefield – Heels on the Battlefield

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People are always surprised when they learn that I love Civil War and Ancient Rome history.  How is it that a girl who loves fashion also loves exploring battlefields and ancient ruins?  It reminds me of the time when my best friend, Tammy, and I used to ponder how girls who love boy bands could also love rock bands?  To us, liking rock bands seemed like such a betrayal to our favorite boy band.  So, we just didn’t.  Yet, music has a way of capturing hearts and minds and we eventually came to appreciate all music. 
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