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Monday, December 15

I thought I'd share a fun little Christmas treat this week. It's fun to hear a non-traditional holiday song when all we hear are Christmas carols this time of year.






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Friday, December 12

Good morning, lovelies!

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I confess...

Getting sick during the busiest work week of the year is my kind of luck. It couldn't happen during the four-day weekend for Thanksgiving; it had to be the Monday after Thanksgiving. AND I lost my voice. Thank goodness I have these guys to comfort me when I get home.

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I confess...

I was pleasantly surprised when Purina tweeted that photo of my pups yesterday. It's fun to be recognized by national brands or celebrities.

I confess...

I have a lot of holiday crocheting to get done between now and Christmas. Thank goodness I'll be past my biggest work deadlines for this year on Monday. Did y'all see the cute, little wine bottle scarves I've been making on Wino Wednesday?

I confess...

I cannot get enough of this little man, but I'm definitely investing obedience lessons for him after the holidays. He is a maniac.
High-Heeled Love: Friday Confessional 12.12.14


I confess...

The season of holiday parties has begun. Last weekend, we headed to our friends' White Elephant party. I brought home the ultimate white elephant: Angela Lansbury! Pretty sure that will be re-gifted at their party next year.
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Wednesday, December 10

Hello, fellow winos!

Welcome to Wino Wednesday! This is a monthly linky party that I co-host with Danielle from The Crafty Wino where we discuss any and all things wine-related. Let me cover the ground rules for the party:

  1. Grab the Wino Wednesday party and slap it on your post.
  2. Link a wine-related post to the linky party.
  3. Make some new friends over a glass of vino.

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Easy peezy. Now on to the wine.

Can I get an amen? It seems like the busier I get between work and the holidays, all I want is it kick my shoes off at home with a glass of vino.
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This was my favorite find last month.

And if we need anymore convincing, check out these health benefits of red wine:

Obviously, we'll be giving wine-related holiday gifts this year. If you need a little gift giving inspiration, I've got you covered.



And this is how we're dressing up the wine we're actually giving this year.
High-Heeled Love: Wino Wednesday 12-10-14


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We'll be making some changes with the Wino Wednesday party in 2015, and haven't work all the details out. Watch in early January for the newly revamped party.

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Thursday, December 4

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I know we're in the first week of December already, and so it seems like the window for pretty photo cards is closing, but you still have a little more time.

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Wednesday, December 3

If you're a regular around these parts, you may have noticed that the updates here on High-Heeled Love are getting pretty sparse. I wish this weren't the case. I love this blog and miss interacting with you readers.

I don't talk a lot about work here on the blog. I own an insurance agency, and two of the products that I handle include Medicare-related products as well individual health insurance. If you're at all famaliar with these markets, you know the election period for the first runs from the middle of October to the beginning of December. Open enrollment for health insurance started Nov. 15 with the majority of my clients needing reviews by the middle of December, but it doesn't end until February.

High-Heeled Love: A Quick Update 12.3.14

All this to say that I'm an incredibly busy bee at work and my hours grow quite extended this time of year. Pair that with a new puppy who needs lots of exercise, training and attention, and there hasn't been a lot of extra time for blogging.

I owe y'all and my Weekly Round-Up co-host Miss Angie a huge apology since many of my blogging obligations just aren't being met these days.

I'm hoping to sneak in here with updates when I can, but life with continue to be crazy through the end of the year between work and the holidays. At the very minimum, I expect Friday Confessional to stay on track.

I hope y'all with hang in there with me, and I'll try to stop by your blogs to comment when I can.


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Friday, November 28

Good morning, lovelies!

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I confess...

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving. The Mister and I are volunteering all day; so in lieu of confessions, I will leave you this photo of my sweet pups.




Since I couldn't do the Black Friday thing, I want to hear all your craziest biggest shopping day of the year stories. Share all the craziness below. I promise, we won't judge.


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Friday, November 21

Good morning, lovelies!

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I confess...

I'm sorry that this post is a day late. As you can probably guess, I have my hands full between the puppy and work. Thank goodness next week is a holiday week...I'll still be working the first three days of the week, but it will be nice to sleep in on Thursday (assuming the puppy cooperates).

I confess...

I don't know how you mommas out there do it. Getting up several times each night with Roscoe is wearing me out, and I know a baby would be so much more work (even though I'd love him/her). Fortunately, he's cute and loves me.
High-Heeled Love 11.22.14


I confess...

I need to get it together and put a grocery list together for Thanksgiving dinner. Since the Mister and I will be volunteering at our neighborhood association fundraiser that afternoon, I'm cooking for just us. It's not going to be a huge dinner, but prep work still needs to happen.

Rest assured, I definitely have the wine covered.

I confess...

We're heading to the Carolina Gamecocks football game this weekend. I'm excited to make it out to a game this season, but sure hope it warms up before kickoff.


I confess...

I've got nothing else and the puppy is definitely up and feisty. Have a fabulous weekend, friends!



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Monday, November 17

So I mentioned yesterday that my Weekly Round-Up was abbreviated, and I wanted to share the circumstances that led to that. The Mister and I was were doing our Sunday thing, which is lounging withe bed with our laptops. We kept hearing a dog whining, but there are so many dogs in our neighborhood that we didn't think much of it.
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Then the Mister bundled up to take our pup Paige for a walk. When he got back, he told me that whining I had been hearing was a puppy that was on the other side of our neighbors house. He thought some one had just left it outside.

Of course, I immediately went to go get him. People abandoning pets makes me really passionate, and it was freezing outside. So we are fostering this little guy at our house for now.

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We are calling him Roscoe, and, yes, I want to keep him. But we are waiting to give the city a chance to let us know if anyone is looking for him. (No claims as of yet.)

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High-Heeled Love 11.17.14

Roscoe is very young, only 4-6 weeks old, but he's checked out clean and healthy with the vet so far. Therefore, we're dealing with all the challenges of puppy-dom, including not very much sleep at night and big time separation anxiety. Wish us luck!

Also, on the note of Musical Monday. I cannot get enough of this Ed Sheeran song.





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Sunday, November 16

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up linky party, hosted by me and Miss Angie from My So-Called Chaos.

This party is all about sharing those fabulous blogs that you've read through the week and promote our blogger community. I hope it will help you use this party to find new blogs to read and build some new blogger friendships.

So, here are the rules:

1. Grab the button.
2. Write a little list of your favorite reads this week and why.
3. Link up below and go find some fabulous new ladies to be friends with.


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My Weekly Round-Up is a little abbreviated. I'll show you why tomorrow, but I did love these two posts this week:
High-Heeled Love: Weekly Round-Up 11.16.14
This post from Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily about four things you need to be ready for any festivities reminded me of college days when my roommate and I used to get ready to go out. Plus, I love the shoes.

High-Heeled Love: Weekly Round-Up 11.16.14
Nom. Nom. Nom. The picture almost doesn't need an explanation, but I now need to acquire some acorn squash that I can stuff it with quinoa and roasted almonds, via this recipe from Marin Mama Cooks.


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Friday, November 14

Good morning, lovelies!

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I confess...

A few months ago I asked for some advice with my hair. I wanted to do something different color-wise, and a suggestion was made for some honey blonde highlights. Well, I got brave enough to do that this week, and I love the new look.


I confess...

This time of year, one of my big projects is committee co-chair for our neighborhood Christmas tree fundraiser. This is the first year we're using Paypal to accept orders online, and I'm kind of amazed as how easy that process is. Why didn't I ever try this before?


I confess...

Over the weekend, we helped a friend say goodbye to her 20s by attending her roaring Gatsby-themed birthday party. I want to be a flapper everyday.


I confess...

I had a royal fall of the wagon day yesterday with the Hot Body Challenge. It started when I didn't prep my food ahead of time and skipped breakfast. The hardest part of the challenge for me is switching coffee for green tea in the mornings, and my stomach does not like green tea with no breakfast.

The day just got worse from there, and I ended at our favorite restaurant with a bottle of red. =D

I'm back on track today.


I confess...

Work is crazy right now, and it's going to be even busier for the next month as open enrollment starts. And a pet peeve of mine is coming home from work when it's dark, which it is thanks to daylight savings time.

At least I have this pup to greet me every evening; she really is a joy.


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Wednesday, November 12

Hello, fellow winos!

Welcome to Wino Wednesday! This is a monthly linky party that I co-host with Danielle from The Crafty Wino where we discuss any and all things wine-related. Let me cover the ground rules for the party:

  1. Grab the Wino Wednesday party and slap it on your post.
  2. Link a wine-related post to the linky party.
  3. Make some new friends over a glass of vino.
  4. Mark your calendar to join us for Wino Wednesday on the second Wednesday of each month.

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Easy peezy. Now on to the wine.

Our favorite wine-related Facebook posts:



I agree with this truth.
High-Heeled Love: Wino Wednesday 11.12.14

This was a new favorite from our bartender.
High-Heeled Love: Wino Wednesday 11.12.14

If you need a little help with your holiday wine pairing, I've you covered:


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Monday, November 10

Taylor Swift's new album is out, and I've surprised myself because I haven't purchased it yet, but I am loving this video for "Blank Space" that released today. So sarcastic and fun.


I'm undecided as to whether it's worth throwing down a few more dollars at Target for the exclusive tracks. Have any of y'all bough the new T-Swift album?  Thoughts?



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Sunday, November 9

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up linky party, hosted by me and Miss Angie from My So-Called Chaos.

This party is all about sharing those fabulous blogs that you've read through the week and promote our blogger community. I hope it will help you use this party to find new blogs to read and build some new blogger friendships.

So, here are the rules:

1. Grab the button.
2. Write a little list of your favorite reads this week and why.
3. Link up below and go find some fabulous new ladies to be friends with.


Grab button for WEEKLY ROUND-UP at HIGH-HEELED LOVE-button
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That said, here were my favorite reads lately:

High-Heeled Love: Weekly Round-Up 11.9.14
As we approach the holiday season, life seems to get crazier and crazier. So taking steps to simplify your home, such as these that are suggested on Krystal's Kitsch, can make these coming weeks a little more peaceful.

High-Heeled Love: Weekly Round-Up 11.9.14
A marriage resolution, which I found at The Dating Divas, seems like a great exercise to complete with the Mister. I especially like the idea since we're approaching a decade together and our relationship (and we as individuals) have grown and matured through the years.

High-Heeled Love: Weekly Round-Up 11.9.14
Stephs's list of things that men don't know, shared at Life According to Steph, is hilarious and true....and the Spanx struggle is real.

High-Heeled Love: Weekly Round-Up 11.9.14
I always appreciate a refresher on the use of no-follow links, and Amy Lynn Andrews keeps it simple with three common scenarios when a no-follow links should be used.

High-Heeled Love: Weekly Round-Up 11.9.14
How adorable are these mason jar salt & pepper shakers, shared at Li'l Luna? I want to make a pair for me and pass several pairs along as handmade Christmas gifts.

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