I am very big into family, and I have a big family as well. 5 brothers and sisters (I'm the 5th of 6). 13 nieces and nephews (it's about to be 14 because yet another one is due in October!). 5 great-nephews & 5 great-nieces. And no, with that many family members, I do not keep up with birthdays very well. Even with a master list on my fridge.
I'm also married. My husband and I got married here in San Antonio at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel downtown. And we are the proud parents of a 9 year old Alaskan Husky named Moo and three 1 year old kittens, Wicket, Willow, and Winter.
Like all Texas moms, I made my kid pose in the bluebonnets.
Maybe you’re thinking it’s time for a change, or maybe you’re someone who likes to change as the seasons change. But we’re not made of money. So here are some simple and inexpensive ways to update your look.
Part your hair on the other side
Been parting your hair the same way for as long as you can remember? Experimenting with a new look can be as simple as flipping it to the opposite side of your head. The simple switch can add new volume at the roots and alter the way the front sections frame your face.
Accessorize to your advantage
Don't buy a whole new wardrobe—just make people think you did, by updating the items that get noticed the most, like your handbag. Accessories are also a cost-effective way to update your closet’s contents because you can wear them day after day.
Don red lipstick
Don't be scared off by its boldness—the truth is, red is one of the most universally wearable lipstick shades, and it's a classic way to add both impact and femininity to your look. In general, reds that are more blue-based are flattering on all skin tones, and they make your teeth look whiter to boot.
Rediscover the pointy-toed shoe
The tapered toe fell out of fashion's favor for a couple of seasons, but this season, it’s the shoe shape of choice. The reason pointy toes always seem to re-emerge on the scene? There's simply nothing as flattering to a woman's leg than a pointed-toe pump.
Check out what else you can do that's easy and cheap here.