Thursday, December 8, 2016

What is Your Homes' Walk Score?

When you're buying a new home, most people think of the normal things like the condition of the house, the neighbors, the amenities, etc. But a lot of times, the walk score if overlooked.

So what is a Walk Score?

A walk score is the score of how close your house is to things like a grocery store, a gas station, etc. If your house has a high walk score, then you are closer to things and able to walk to them if needed. If your house has a low walk score, that means you live too far to be in walking distance and will depend on transportation for every place you go.

So how do you figure out your Walk Score?

To better understand how to figure your walk score, check out this helpful link that has scored my famous historic houses. Then you can breakdown where your house is located and think of any place that would be close enough to walk to. If you live in a downtown area, you will have a high walk score since you could easily walk places. But if you live in the country, then you will have a low walk score. For my house, my personal walk score would most likely be a 10 because I don't have anything within a reasonable walking distance from me. Everything around my house is miles away.

The next time you are thinking of buying a house, make sure to consider your walk score as well.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Outfit: Mists of Winter

There's something so enchanting about a misty winter day. I love waking up to a dreary day that is overcast. It has a comforting feeling to it that makes me feel like a warm blanket is around me. Now that winter is approaching quickly, the weather has been very cold and rainy here lately. And it's the perfect time to go wandering in the woods to take in nature in all its forms.

I think one of the best things about going into the woods is the smell of pine trees. It's enchanting and has a romantic feeling to it. I can't tell you just how many pine tree scented candles I have in the house right now either.

Since there is still so much deep green in the woods, I wanted to sort of blend in. So I picked my lovely vintage wool cardigan. It's a favorite of mine and it pairs so well with my 1950's lemon skirt. I added in my 1930's saddle shoes and a hunter green tichel adorned with a headband and pin. Altogether I think my vintage outfit came out perfect for walking through the woods.

Outfit Details:

Cardigan - vintage
Tichel - Kmart
Skirt - FashionMia

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Top 5 Board Games to Play With Your Family

Board games with family and friends are always fun! They not just help in getting everyone active, but also effectively contributes in building an effective relationship between the family members. Below are few of the best board game options which you could get engrossed with your family this summer.

Dinosaur Escape

The game aim towards getting the brachiosaurus, triceratops and stegosaurus to the Dinosaur Island before the puzzle volcano explodes. It’s quite a good game to play along with your family because children have to use there skills to find the right tokens. Besides, they also learn teamwork to be able to rescue their new prehistoric friends.


Bingo makes an excellent board game for the family. One of the family member could voluntarily choose to be a Caller while the other play. Betway bingo has some of the best bingo sites online so you don’t have to spend time to cut up the cards and drawing up rules. The family will love the game as it is straight forward and fun.


UNO is game of printed deck of 108 cards, of which there are twenty-five of each color (red, green, blue, and yellow), each color having two of each rank except zero. The objective of the game is to get over with all your before the others do. This is a good game for some family time as it generates sense of competition.


One of the best strategy board games to play, chess involves a lot of thinking and skills. Each player begins the game with 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns. Each of the six piece types moves differently. The most powerful piece is the queen and the least powerful piece is the pawn. The objective is to “checkmate” your opponent.


A monopoly acts together to coordinate services, prices or sale of goods. Its game where there is a buyer and a seller. A good game to play with kids for it teaches them the value of goods and commodities.

These are some of the top board games to play with the family. They are fun, educating and offer a nice exercise variation. What are you waiting for then? Play on and have a good time with family!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Outfit: Vintage Plaid

There's always something special about wearing plaid to me. It makes it feel like autumn even more than ever. I only usually wear plaid in the colder months just because of the feel of it. Plaid is actually the only geometric pattern that I wear ever. Normally I am in flowers but here in the south, we've started to have a nip of cold weather so plaid seemed fitting this week.

A few days ago, I had also found some lovely dark blue loafers on sale too. Since they matched my plaid in my dress and my vintage sweater, I knew they would be perfect for the day. And you can never go wrong with patterned tights either. 

What was so fun was finding all these vintage items. The shoes and tights were the only things that weren't vintage. The dress was a beautiful vintage plaid dress from the 60s and the cardigan was vintage from JC Pennys in the 50s. It's always fun to me to find lovely pieces that are still wearable.

Outfit Details:

Dress and cardigan - vintage
Tichel - Wrapunzel
Brooch, tights and shoes - Kmart

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