Sneak Peek of Ravello

DSC_0267Back to reality….we arrived home late last night from our Italian adventure.

I want to gather my photos and thoughts into useful posts, which will include tips and helpful information for anyone contemplating a trip to the Amalfi Coast. In the meantime, here are a few things that caught my eye in Ravello.DSC_0272DSC_0271DSC_0283DSC_0286DSC_0318I’ll be back with much more!!

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Almost Summer Garden

IMG_3078It’s almost summer! That means hydrangeas…or at least it usually does. Last year, like many of you, mine just didn’t bloom. So, I am thrilled to see so many blossoms this year. Here’s an early peek, as they are not at their peak!DSC_0358IMG_3077DSC_0362DSC_0364DSC_0359DSC_0365As my birthday is on the first day of summer, June 21st, I’m going to be away this week. There will be a post on Thursday, as I’m joining other lifestyle bloggers talking “simple summer entertaining tips”, so don’t be thrown by the unusual schedule.

Next week, I’ll be back on my M/W/F with photos of the where I am! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll get a preview.

Happy Summer!

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Maniac Clothing – Crazy Good

Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 9.05.00 PMRecently a friend from Dallas introduced me to an amazing new clothing line, Maniac.

The capsule collection includes the basics that any wardrobe needs, but they are particularly well cut and incredibly comfortable. I admired the line on my friend and was pulled in when I heard the mission of the company, but didn’t want to share about it until I had personally tried their pieces. I have….and I’m sold! I have the slouchy, long sleeved t-shirt in white and black and the wide sleeved shrug (workhorse piece) and these are pieces I could live in every day. Ideal travel pieces.

Now, that we’ve covered the main aspect of this company, let me tell you about it’s underlying purpose. Founder, Meredith Casey, learned that her brother was diagnosed with Bipolor Disorder a few years ago. As she began to research the illness and how it would affect their relationship, she realized that it was just one of many mental illnesses that we as a society don’t like to talk about. Why do we “look the other way”, she wondered, when mental illness affects millions of Americans and in many instances is a factor in abuse, homelessness and suicide? She felt she had to do something…and Maniac was born.

Meredith combines her passion for comfortable fashion with compassion for her brother and people like him. 100% of Maniac’s net profits (yes, 100%) are donated to Dallas’s Child and Family Guidance Center – an organization that has been providing counseling and treatment to those in need for more than 100 years.

So, try the line because you’ll love it. Suppor the line because you’ll be helping those in need.Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 9.06.36 PM Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 9.03.12 PM Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 8.58.57 PM Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 8.58.22 PMWe’re all a little crazy sometimes, right?!

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