Why Mira Fit is the right fitness tracker for me

Mira Fitness tracker and bracelet

Disclaimer: The Mira Fitness Tracker was sent to me for review and this is a sponsored post. Opinions are my own. How do you get motivated to get in shape? I’ve considered some of the factors that might and probably should motivate me, like: My pants are too tight. My muffin top is showing (see “pants are too […]

The Importance of Wifi Wherever You Go

Wifi quote

A few years ago, I sat in a shiny new McDonald’s and connected to their free wifi. And then I wrote about it. Free wifi? What an awesome concept! I’ll gladly sit in here and order food and invite my friends to come join me! I was so excited about this “new concept” that I […]

Foreo Luna: Silicone is the New Black

Foreo Luna for combination skin

I think the message of self-love and self-esteem has finally sunk. I love myself. Except for the flab that seems to be hanging around the middle. And the hair that seems to be thinning on top. And the skin that seems to be… Okay. Maybe I need some work on that self-love stuff. I am […]

Confidence and Fashion go hand in hand with Project Gravitas

Fadra and Lisa Sun - Project Gravitas

Back in February, I bought a gorgeous new little black dress. I was invited to the Washington Automotive Press Association’s 30th Anniversary Gala in Washington, DC. I was assured it was going to be a fancy event and I would rather be overdressed than underdressed. It was a beautiful cut and very age appropriate but I […]

Field Trip Friday: Fail, Mom Time: Win

Field Trip Friday - Patapsco Valley State Park

In case you’ve missed it, it’s July already. In fact, it’s almost the middle of July and I’m in a full on panic. This happens to me every year and I realize that precious summer moments are slipping away. With only one child, I have a one shot deal every summer to make it memorable. It […]

Pick Your Dream Floor from Mohawk Flooring


This post is sponsored by Mohawk Flooring. All opinions are my own. A little known fact about me: I am flooring obsessed. Three years ago, our realtor showed us a house that my husband immediately fell in love with. It was a brand new house but the contract had fallen through. We could get the new […]

Making Catalog Style Work for You

Aventura Clothing - Catalog Style

There are plenty of women out there that are totally comfortable with their bodies. I love that. I love women that know and understand their size and their shape and they do an excellent job of dressing themselves in a way that’s always flattering. Then there are women where it might be more accurate to say […]

#Pyrex100 and a Coffee Cake to Die For

Blueberry Coffee Cake | All Things Fadra

I was asked to participate in the #Pyrex100 campaign, sponsored by Pyrex®, a World Kitchen brand. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. If you are at all a baker, or someone who cooks, or someone who has spent time in the kitchen watching someone cook, then you know Pyrex. It was probably […]

The Magical Curling of the T3 Micro Twirl 360

Fadra with curls

Hair, Never Meant to be Curled My hair is straight. Straight, straight, straight. I spent the better part of the 80s trying to pretend it wasn’t. I submitted to perm after perm after perm. I thought that a spiral perm would do the trick. Or tight curls. Or loose waves. And they worked for me. […]

A Guide to Event Fashion: Haven’t You Worn That Before?

Nori dress with infinity scarf

It’s one of my very favorite times of year. It’s conference season! And it’s not just conference season. It’s event season too. Just this year, I’ve traveled to the Detroit with Ford for the NAIAS, the Washington Auto Show, Napa Valley and Lake Tahoe for Volvo, VACATION, the NY Auto Show, Sweet Welcome in Hershey, Los Angeles […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Hair, There, and Everywhere

SOC Sunday 2015

Last week, I wrote an interesting post about excitement and jumping into things, especially when they scare me. And then POOF! The post vanished. Completely gone, never to be found again. Maybe it was meant to be. Maybe those words were just meant for me. But this week, I’m making sure I hit save because I want […]