How many of you know what a “holler” is? If you are a southern gurl then you might have raised your hand. For the rest of you, I will give you a brief description. First off, you are traveling down the main road, usually a paved nice road, and you turn off of that road to a smaller, winding road that snakes its way between two mountains. There will be lots of houses on the sides of the mountains and there can even be more offshoots or hollers from that road. Welcome to the Appalachians and the way of living in these mountains.The reason I am telling you about hollers is because my talented sister has her new book about to be published this coming January. It is titled, Hope In The Holler and it takes place in Kentucky. This is a sweet story about Wavie and how she finds her way after losing her mother and being thrown into a situation of finding out she has an “Aunt” that is anything but caring. This book is really good and even though it is written for Middle Grade, you will love it. The first reviews just started coming in and it received a “star” review from Kirkus, go here to read the review. Kirkus doesn’t ring a bell for me but if you are an author then you know that they are one of the powerhouses when it comes to reviews. My sister was doing a happy dance when she called me. Lol!!! Go here to get yours on pre-order. Have I been in a yellow/gold/mustard kind of mindset lately? Maybe it is not me but that this color is really popular this fall. I like this darker more dull color of yellow but I am not a big fan of the bright yellow color. I don’t like the way the bright yellow looks next to my skin. This was a top that I bought at a local boutique months ago (means no longer in stock there) and I really liked the tie waist. I wasn’t sure how I was going to like this trend but I find it to be really flattering and that is good enough for me. Lol!
You can really see the sheen on the Dakota earrings I am wearing today. These are so lightweight that you can’t even feel them on. These are made of leather and would be perfect to have a monogram put on them. The Davina necklace (short one) and the Bella Rose necklace (long one) are perfect to wear with the golden tones of the top. I really prefer gold jewelry but I like it all. Lol! The bracelets are from Alex and Ani and I have a whole collection of them. I know you can’t see the other bracelets on my left arm very well in this picture but they are the Ashlyn and the Celine. I also have a gold bangle from Kate Spade on. I am still loving my leopard/cheetah print purse from a blog reader, Annie! I thought the color in the purse and the color of my Isaac Mizrahi suede ankle boots matched perfectly. I know it is not “cool” or “hip” to match your purse to your shoes but I think you will forgive me. Lol! I love the animal print and I think it makes the look more youthful.
I needed a little extra warmth today so I added the open front duster by Lisa Rinna. I bought this cardigan in Navy first and I loved the look and feel of it so much that I went back and bought the bronze color. I can’t really describe what it is that I like about it so much, but I do. lol! Evidently, I must not be the only one who liked this cardigan because the sizes are very limited on some of the colors. What a wonderful month this has been! I love November and December because they bring families together. I love being able to spend time with my parents, siblings, grandbabies, grandfather, aunts and uncles, and my nieces and nephews. It really does make you reconsider what is important in life.
I also have had a wonderful month in my R+F business. I love sharing my love of R+F with all of you. I have SEVERAL samples that I would love to share with anyone who has never tried the products but is curious. Comment and I will give out the samples until I run out.
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