#livingbeyondtheclothing

Beauty, Home & Style

  • to be a princess

    I am a princess. All girls are! Even if they live in tiny old attics, even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young, they’re still princesses – all of us! Didn’t your father ever tell you that? Didn’t he?  A recent discussion implied that our daughters should not […] Read more…

  • Dirt and Potential

    My garden is many things, but among them a wonderful sense of pride for me each year, a proverbial therapist couch and the best fresh produce I can find. It’s one of the factors that places my year in perspective. I want to share a few tips and things to keep in mind for getting […] Read more…

Fitness, Health & Wellness

  • Have You Heard About Group X Fitness?

    I have never been one to workout alone. Just getting to the gym is hard enough some days. Knowing what to do, much less pushing myself all on my own is just flat out daunting. Group classes seemed the way to go.  I found classes that were tolerable. But nothing I really loved; until I was introduced […] Read more…

  • Set Backs

    Over the past month I have been benched, stuck on the sidelines, and it totally sucks. For three weeks, I had this gnarly chest cold that has been floating around. Chest and nasal congestion. The cough, that still lingers. Fatigue. Oh. My. God. The fatigue was the worst. I had about 6 good hours in […] Read more…

Food, Travel & Leisure

  • Easter Inspiration From Cooking With Kimberly

    Today, web chef Kimberly Turner joins us to talk about some traditionally-inspired dishes, as well as some fresh & new ideas for Easter’s festivities. She can be found over at CookingWithKimberly.com, where she shares web chef ideas for real life cooks. Episodes of her show can be found on YouTube, iFood TV & Roku. Gone […] Read more…

  • Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day {a guest post}

    Today Kimberly Turner joins us to talk about some Irish inspired dishes for tomorrow’s festivities. She can be found over at CookingWithKimberly.com where shares web chef ideas for real life cooks. Episodes of her show can be found on YouTube, iFood TV & Roku. Some Irish soul food is just what you need for celebrating […] Read more…