Deep Thoughts on Buying a Bra

  As moms, we typically take care of others first. But when my years-old bra began to feel more like a tank top, it was time to upgrade.  A dear friend once lovingly scorned me, “Lisa Weigard, YOU are a Domestic Engineer (a resume-worthy alternative to Homemaker), you should not be wearing hole-y socks’.  It’s…

Feeling Badly about my Teeth

My teeth are drifting.  A not-very-attractive night guard saves my teeth from clenching yet has caused an inward shift.  My signature chiclet-chompers are splaying inward…likely unnoticeable to anyone else, it’s glaringly obvious to me and it’s affecting my signature smile.  Like Sampson, my power seemed to always rest in my sparkly smile.  I’ve noticed I’m…

Month Of Love

  February houses one pretty heady Hallmark holiday.  Valentine’s always carries so much expectation, like a years worth of love should be reflected in glitter adorned card, a giant steak dinner, and chocolate.  I’m all for some chocolate…but shouldn’t it all boil down to love? Real love, real heart felt words, fears, praise?  I have…

One Word Movement| Allison

Its funny how you think you have plan and then God sweetly lets you know that its not your plan…..its HIS.    When I was approached about being a part of One Word with Whitney 2018 (click here for blog post) I thought….hey….now this is something I can get into.   I have never been big…

One Word Project

A fresh take on New Years resolutions, Whitney with White House on the Square has inspired us with her One Word project blog post.  Seemingly more difficult than squats and diets, intentionally implementing a fresh perspective will be quite a stretch…which leads me directly into my chosen word:  Stretch.   Torn between Grow and Stretch,…

A Resolution to Read

A holiday book swap helped me to realize I have a surplus of books that need to be read before I purchase any new ones.  Trying to find a single book I had read and wished to part with led me to a Resolution to Read.  Some books were lent to me years ago by…

Soulshine Favorites – November

Each month, Allison and I share items that we adore. Think of it as a ‘girl-you-gotta-have-it’ kinda item! This November, we are sharing two items that we use on a daily basis: Allison’s Pick: This month, Allison selected several locally made serums and masks to treat your face with love! A.E. Hunley Apothecarie & Herbs…

Soul Check

Allison and I went spent some much overdue time today doing something other than work. Sitting down to a quiet and decadent breakfast at York Market, we shared what we call ‘Soul Checks’… a completely honest valuation of how things are going.  Are we still in a happy place, how do we feel things are…

Sour Tomatoes

Straight from our garden, the most perfect cherry tomato graced my salad last evening.  It was smooth, perfect in color, shape, size, and texture.  Grinning with pride, I lifted it to my mouth and discovered slightly under that perfect surface was a rancid, bitter core.  What good is the perfect exterior if the interior lacks…

Judging and Comparing

  Enjoying a break from business, Allison and I savored dinner and drinks at a local restaurant.  Returning from the ladies room, she reported in stressed tones that an entire table of ladies turned and stared at her. Allison is lovely, so I wasn’t surprised at the attention.  She however, was in fight mode.  Immediately…

From Concept to Closet

Back in April, Lisa and I had a great meeting with our graphic tee vendor.   What we thought was going to be a meeting of design turned into a meeting of rebranding.   Lisa and I both left feeling tugged in the heartstrings.  Lisa took away from the meeting that everyone who comes into…

Ten Tips for Spring Cleaning your Closet

Spring always makes me want to clear the decks, specifically, clean out my closet.  Clothes were piled in tightly, shoes were stacked high, old and new clothing of all seasons sharing the same tight quarters.  Instead of spilling into the guest bedroom, my good friend and business partner, Allison came with a strong arm and…