• Home and Garden Tour

    The homes and gardens in Blowing Rock and Linville, North Carolina are some of the most charming in all of the high country. On Friday we visited Blowing Rock for the St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal...

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  • Classic Casual

    Kelly green with navy and white is a classic spring combination. A light weight three quarter length sleeve cardigan in Kelly green looks great with a white tank and dark wash jeans. The Kelly flats are perfect...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • How I lost more than forty pounds and healed my body.

    At the age of fifty-four I was frumpy, fat and very unhealthy. The pictures above were taken about three years ago, before I started eating natural unprocessed foods. The picture below was taken last month. I have...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Closets Revealed!

    Readers have asked to see my closets and to learn about my organization strategy so this post is a tour of my closets and storage systems. The walk-in closet off the master bath is home to my...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Denim with a White Shirt

    The combination of dark denim and a white shirt is like a blank canvas on which you can paint an endless picture. Denim should fit well, not tight with no bling or rips. There are so many...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Susan’s Tips

    We all have favorite pieces in our wardrobes that make us feel good when we wear them. It could be because of the fit, the color, the fabric or the style. Susan’s Tips by fiftynotfrumpy featuring shopper...

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  • Fitting Pretty

    A reader asked for tips for dressing well with petite proportions and an ample figure. Petite means shorter than five feet four inches tall. Some people assume that it means tiny but the term applies only to...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Transition into Spring Tips

    A fitted or cinched waist jacket over wide legged trousers can be a flattering look for our mid-life figures. There are several flattering tips shown here. The white fitted tank top gives you a smooth line beneath...

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