Category Archives: Lifestyles

To Wait, or Not To Wait?


Being in the business of getting people married, I am constantly pelted with questions about my unmarried status. I normally go on autopilot and respond with the usual , “I’m concentrating on my career right now” or “I’m destined to make sure everyone else gets married first”, but I’ve decided to do a little research and come up with some cold, hard facts for my ring-less finger argument.

A quick google search yielded some interesting results. Apparently, there is an age range that significantly lessons your risk of divorce later on. Anytime before or after this age range increases the risk of divorce. So what is this golden time? Research says 28-32 years old (Whew!! I’m in the clear!).

For those of you in your mid-twenties, don’t worry! You’ve still got time to do some soul searching and really figure out what makes you tick. Be selfish, learn what makes you happy and figure out how a life partner could add to your life.

If you’ve passed into your early-mid 30’s, don’t think you have a “Sell-By” date and that you’re doomed to a spinster existence. Just stay patient and keep looking for ideal partner. You obviously know what you want, you just have to hold out to find it! (Plus the risk only goes up 5% each year, no big deal).

Finding out I have not quite hit my “golden age” for marriage definitely put my anxieties to rest (for now, that golden age is right around the corner…). For now, I will be able to dodge these questions and defend my unmarried status like a pro!

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I got my facts from these two sites, check them out for more information!

The Style Note



– comfy, lightweight, flexible –

This is the dress that everyone needs for this Spring

It will easily become your spring essential, it’s so comfy you will never want to take it off. A must have for travel, shopping, brunch or an evening on that restaurant patio with someone special.

Models – Autumn and Emily – Spring shoot for The Bird Cage Boutique, Salem, Va.

Photography by Kristin Gainey Photography, Styling by Roxanne Kelly Designs

Gin and Tonic – The essential mixed drink!


My dear friend bought me a goose. A very large goose. A grey one. I had to kill it tonight and use it’s juice. LOL

Last night after work, this wind down cocktail was a little wonder.

The recipe

Pick a your favorite tumbler with ice and we mean pack it full.

Add lime slices, we like to add them in the middle of the ice.

Fill to half way with your favorite gin, this is Grey Goose, but we also like a little multi faceted gin called The Botanist.

Now this is important! The tonic.

Top off the glass with a fresh glass bottle of a good quality tonic, like Schweppes or Canada Dry with quinine, unless you can’t take quinine. Stir a little, pierce the lime slices a little, for an instant lime surge.

Sit down in a patch of sunshine, take a deep breath and sip away.