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I am not a morning person. No matter how hard I try, I have always been & will always be a night owl. I remember reading one time that you’re genetically predisposed to be one or the other & I believe it. Unfortunately, once you have kids, & especially once they start school, life couldn’t […]

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Everyday Sequins

I bought this skirt at Express in the spring, before it was warm enough to really wear it & it was killing me waiting for it to warm up. Even though it’s covered in sequins, it’s super comfortable & not heavy at all. I wanted to keep it casual, so I threw it on with […]

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Stephanie O'Connor - Love! Love your style!

APRIL - @Stephanie – Thanks! Likewise :)

Hollie - Aah!! so happy to see this, now why don’t I own that skirt too?

Lemon Crush

    I saw this Zara jacket on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago & had to have it. I’m not normally prone to rash purchases of such substantial items, but I bought it right away. I’ve learned by now that if I see something I like through Pinterest to not take too long thinking […]

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Gail - Are you freaking KIDDING ME?!!! HOT HOT HOT!!!

Tina - You look AMAZING in this outfit! I wish I had one tenth your sense of style:)

Hollie - I’m blown away!! You’re a natural! You look awesome!

Misty - I love it?! You look so AWESOME and take GREAT pictures! Very sweet of your hubby to help you out..good job Dustin!

APRIL - Well, you guys are awesome. You totally know how to make a girl feel special :)

@Tina – Puh-lease. I’ve seen your cute outfits on Instagram, you can’t fool me!

@Misty – Wasn’t that nice of him?


About Me

I bet you’re wondering who’s behind all of this? Totally logical question. I’m April Cochran-Smith & I’ll be your guide here. I live in a Victorian farmhouse built by a US Senator in 1880, my favorite band is The White Stripes & I’m a sucker for a cute dress. Want more? Ok, I’m married to […]

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Gail - YEAHHHHH for starting this new venture, April! SO proud of you!