Washington DC

Franciscan Monastery – Blue Belle

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One of the highlights of my San Diego trip was a lunch reunion with my Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Morrison.  Though Mrs. Morrison is resistant to most forms of social media (like my mom!), I maintain contact with her through Christmas cards.  Over the years when I would come back to San Diego, my good friend, Eric (family friend and Kindergarten classmate), and I would surprise Mrs. Morrison by showing up at her class door unannounced.  (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…)

Lizzy’s Latest – Madden Girl Digitize Caged Rhinestone Dress Sandals

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This summer I got into the jogger pants craze.  I found these orange cropped joggers at Macy’s.  I bought them about two months ago, but never wore them because I could not find a matching top or heels.

Then, while perusing shoes on the Macy’s website, I stumbled upon these Madden Girl Digitize heels.  They are round toe sandals with rhinestone accents.  I bought mine in “bright floral multi” and they are beautiful with purple and yellow with specks of orangey brown.  I knew these would be the heels paired with the joggers.  Now if only I had a top… (more…)

Washington DC – Franciscan Monastery – Orange is the New Black

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My love of Civil War history began in 2011 after hearing a radio advertisement for events celebrating the Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Battle of Bull Run.  The ad roused my curiosity and I began researching Civil War history.  As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, the stories of North and South grip my heart and engage me to do more than just read about the Civil War, but to experience it too.  (more…)