Smoky Rose BBQ in Dallas on

Smoky Rose BBQ in Dallas on

Smoky Rose BBQ in Dallas on

Smoky Rose BBQ in Dallas on


Happy September! Happy Labor Day Weekend! August flew by didn’t it? Today’s blog post will review my Top 5 blog posts for August. I’m also listing out some fantastic Labor Day Sales for you to peruse over the next three days. And, I’ve just tried Dallas’ new hot spot and I’m telling you why you need to head directly to Smoky Rose.You’ll thank me later.

Y’all have you heard of the new BBQ joint with the fantastic patio across from the Dallas Arboretum? It’s called Smoky Rose and you will want to get in your car right now and head straight there. We’re talking brisket queso, salmon dip, brisket, pulled pork, smokehouse sausage, smoked turkey, delicious sides and desserts. The ‘seasonal pot de cream’ that you see in my picture was a s’more. I basically licked the jar. Be sure to check out their Sunday brunch menu too. They have biscuits with honey butter and you know I’m a sucker for that! The patio is an excellent space for a party, event or meeting. Pete and I went last weekend and loved everything we tried.

Below you will find the Top 5 posts from August. This is ranked by how many people are clicking on these posts. I’m listing some great Labor Day Sales at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget that you can click on this blog post for ways to help the hurricane Harvey victims. Every dollar counts! Thank you for your support.

Happy Labor Day weekend! xoxo – Tanya

Best of August 2017 on

The reality of skin cancer on

1.The Secret I’ve Been Keeping was the top blog post in the month of August. Be sure to check out this follow up blog post about how I am healing my scar. It published on July 31 so it ranked #1 for two months.

Sharing 5 bags that are worth the price and what's in my bag on

2. 5 bags worth the price and what’s in my bag did really well. Did you agree with my bag choices?

Goyard St. Louis GM / Insert to make tote bag have compartments /  Louis Vuitton wallet (similar) / Louis Vuitton desk agenda (similar here) / Tory Burch makeup bag (old; newer style here) / Sunglasses (color: black/silver mirror) / O-Venture Keyring (comes in lots of colors) / RX Bars / OLLY Energy / Charlotte Max clutch / Tiffany & Co. Readers / Lipstick: YSL in Corail Intuitive


5 ways to have better skin now on

3. 5 ways to have better skin now


Mother of the Bride looks with David's Bridal on

4. Mother of the Bride looks with David’s Bridal Was this perhaps some foreshadowing? Those of you who know me know what I’m talking about…


Sharing all the products I use for my daily make up routine on

5. My daily make-up routine and how to keep your brows in shape  WOW! I did a lot of product blog posts this month.

Labor Day Sales Round-Up

ETSY – This is their first-ever Labor Day Sale with up to 60% OFF!

Moda Operandi  – Update your wardrobe with fall’s hero trends! Get up to $100 off your purchase – CODE:NYFW100; Update your wardrobe with fall’s hero trends! Get up to $250 off your purchase – CODE:NYFW250; Update your wardrobe with fall’s hero trends! Get up to $700 off your purchase – CODE:NYFW700

Rag & Bone  – Up to 65% off at the end of summer sale  CODE: LABORDAY30

Ann Taylor – 50% OFF full price styles and take an Extra 50% OFF all sale styles

One Kings Lane has 20% OFF sitewide

Talbots – 25% OFF all regular priced items and up to 80% OFF summer items

Chico’s – 50% OFF already reduced styles (and you might just see someone you know on their website)

Williams-Sonoma – 20% OFF your order, Code: FALL

Don’t forget to pop over to my favorite stores to see if they have some last minute sales… NordstromNeiman Marcus, Shopbop, Net-A-Porter...




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