Thinking of Spring

I know, I know. We just had a bombogenesis of a blizzard (what is that anyway??) and record arctic cold. Believe me, the reality of this winter has not been lost on me! I have been dealing with frozen pipes, crazy heat bills and stir crazy children.

But I’m a glass 1/2 full kind of girl and I keep reminding myself that spring is coming! And even if it really won’t be here for a while, isn’t it fun to think about the days of open toe shoes and bare legs? A girl can dream anyway!

And that brings me to the exciting announcement of Cabi’s Spring 2018 line. And y’all, it’s so, so good! Good enough to temporarily get me out of the winter blues and keep me pumped for the warmer days to come. Take a look at this fun video with sneak peaks of so many of the wonderful pieces in the line, inspired by the beautiful, mysterious and sexy women of Spain. It’s fantastic!

I’m currently booking shows for the season and would love to hear from you if you are interesting in hosting. The benefits are fantastic and I do all the work! Send me a message if you want in!!!

Sample Sale Update

As I wrap up my first season as a Cabi stylist, I just want to thank all of you who shopped, supported and encouraged me in this new venture. I have had such a wonderful time helping you find clothes that make you look and feel your best. But more important, I have just really loved the opportunity to see you, spend time in your home, meet your friends I might not have known, and kick off this business in a way that I can really be proud of! And I owe all of that to each of you!

I have just a few items still remaining and I’m sharing them below. I will gladly ship if anyone from afar is interested. Please let me know if you see something you like!

*I will indicate which size I have in each piece at the bottom. Happy shopping!

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XS – Winsome Sweater, Bexley Legging
S – Scrollwork Cami, Tuxedo Blouse (oversized)

M – Luna Pullover, Ever Cardigan, Silk Blouse, Lydia Blouse, Whimsy Blouse, Bouquet Blouse, Artist Cami, Pirouette Dress, Standout Skirt

L – Tudor Jacket, Chelsea T, Bonus Blouse, Astral Tunic, Still Life Cami,

6 – Jungle Trouser

8 – Dover Skinny and Dover Curvy Skinny, Treasure Dress

10 – Ava Trouser, Zip Skinny

12L – Camden Trouser (not pictured)

**All sales final. Cash, check or PayPal accepted.

Light Therapy for the Dark Winter Days

Because the days are shorter, the weather’s colder and because I have had several friends ask me if this really does work, I feel compelled to re-share my experiences with light therapy.

Living in Maine has been an amazing experience. The food scene is phenomenal, the city of Portland is thriving and the summers are absolutely incredible. But the winters. My goodness, they are long, dark and cold. And while I love the idea of snow and having a white Christmas, come January 1, I’m ready for spring! It’s quite a change for an Alabama girl.

And so, after struggling through five winters here in Maine, last year I finally decided to invest in a light to help boost my mood. Light therapy is intended to balance your body clock and
help to alleviate the nagging symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). In fact, there are clinical studies that show that ion therapy provides an automatic antidepressant effect within a few days of use.

The light was budget friendly and had great reviews so I made the investment in hopes it would help boost my spirits. And wow, I had an almost immediate lift, both physically and emotionally as soon as I started using this light. I started with 30 minutes, just sitting by the light with my coffee and some reading and within a few weeks, all I needed was 15 minutes to get me set for the day.

I literally pulled this back out the day the clocks changed and I’ve been fairly dedicated at starting my mornings by the light. I’ve also increased my vitamin D intake, because like most New Englanders, I was quite deficient when tested recently. And now that my children are older, I’m going to push myself to be outside more this winter and do my best to enjoy the activities the winters in Maine allow for us. (Hold me accountable to that last one please!!!!)

What do you do to help fight the winter blues? Let me know in the comments!

Cyber Monday Madness

Ahhhh – the Monday after Thanksgiving. Some of us are detoxing from a little too much food, a little too much family time (all the praise hands for back-to-school!) and maybe even a little too much shopping.

Others are just getting going on the shopping madness – are you a Cyber Monday shopper? I feel like these days so many of the stores are also online retailers – making the majority of the deals available on Black Friday. There often aren’t too many surprises by Monday. Having said that, there are some serious sales out there right now and I am highlighting a few:

J.Crew – It feels like the old J.Crew is back again. So many classic and stylish pieces! I love this top!! And just until noon today, it’s 50% off and free shipping!!!

J. Crew Factory – The deals right now are crazy good – 60% off online today! I wish I needed to shop because it’s hard to contain myself with so many cute things at such great prices. I’m particularly loving the Plaid Flannel Shirts for men at only $19 and all things Tartan.

Bath and Body Works – I feel a little like my 15 year old self again having rediscovered my love of this store. Were you obsessed with all of the lotions, gels and gift sets back in the day? These days, I’m really into their candles and scored the large 3 wick ones over the weekend for only $12.50. They will be releasing various deals throughout the holidays so keep an eye out. Today is 40% off everything. After burning Flannel all fall and loving it, my favorite scents currently are Bergamot Waters, Champagne Toast and Snowflake and Citrus. And of course they have wonderful balsam scents for that very  Christmas-y smell!!! They are also very generous with their in-store coupons so ask if you don’t have one!

Loft: Always worth a look for classics and the basics. 50% off and free shipping.

LL Bean: 25% off Wicked Good Slippers today only with code CYBER25 and 20% off clothes and outerwear with code THANKS20. I have had these slippers since I moved to Maine – they are the best!!

Old Navy: Even Old Navy is giving me heart eyes for their plaid! And these velvet leggings look so cute and cozy for the holidays. Everything’s 50%. I love all of their sleepwear for me AND the kids. Lots worth checking out!


Can you believe Thanksgiving is on Thursday?!?!? I don’t know, I guess we just had such a warm fall here in New England, it feels really soon. Which is ironic I suppose, since I’ve 100% been playing Christmas music since the day after Halloween!

We celebrated Friendsgiving for the second year with our family away from family here in Maine on Saturday. This is quickly becoming my new favorite holiday. There is no stress of travel involved and absolutely no pretense. These are people that you have chosen as family and so there is just 100% comfort in their company. My friend Kate pulled off an amazing meal, right down to the homemade ice cream to accompany the homemade pie and basically entirely from scratch made meal. It was so, so good!

We aren’t traveling this year, so I will be channeling as much of the south as possible in Maine with my mom’s famous southern cornbread dressing for our family’s Thanksgiving meal. I dedicated an entire post to it last year (that’s how good it is!) so please check that out if you need a little inspiration.

In addition to her dressing, I’ll be trying out this delicious looking Thanksgiving salad, making Southern Living’s blistered brussels sprouts, and a delicious flourless chocolate cake my family loves, along with some of the more traditional sides. Confession, I have never cooked a turkey! For all of my 40+ years I have never hosted a Thanksgiving meal. Thankfully, Moe’s BBQ does an excellent smoked turkey so I don’t have to stress over that detail for at least one more year!!!

And thanks to a dear, sweet friend, I don’t have to worry about the gravy or the cranberry sauce, as she dropped by the best care package last week from Williams-Sonoma along with several little activities to entertain the kids while I’m in the kitchen. I have the best friends!

Following the meal, we are going as a family to see the movie Wonder, (#choosekind) and we are all so excited!!! Have you or your kids read the book or seen the movie yet? I’ve cried every time I’ve watched the trailer (linked above) so I’m just planning to bring the entire box of kleenex to cover my bases!

While we should always, always choose to be kind, I hope watching this movie as a family will set the tone for a truly giving and kind spirit heading into the holiday season. We have much to be thankful for and I hope you and your family have wonderful celebrations this week!