Tuesday, November 29, 2016

St Aidan's Holiday Marketplace this Friday and Saturday. Don't miss it!

In the Alexandria area? Hope you can join me for one of my favorite events of the year!

Stop by St. Aidan's Holiday Marketplace on Riverside Drive this Friday and Saturday between 9-2pm, and get a jump on all of your holiday shopping. Can't wait to check out the new vendors, as well as shop the returning ones. See you there!

Sunday, November 27, 2016


Even your pills can be Merry and Bright! 
Take 15% off your next pillbag purchase. Use code "MERRYMONDAY". 
Hurry! Offer good Monday, 11/28 only! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Healthline's Annual Best Health Blogs 2016 Contest. Thank you, thank you for the nomination!

Image result for healthlineI am so honored to have, once again, received a nomination in Healthline's Best Health Blogs Contest of 2016!

As a blogger and online health advocate, there is no greater honor than to be included.  It's not why I write, but it certainly keeps me writing! 

If you're so inclined, feel free to cast your vote for Despite Lupus. You can do so here. Simply click on the link, scroll down to the search bar on the Healthline website, type in Despite Lupus, and cast your vote.

And my sincere thanks for your support over the past eight years. I can't believe it's been that long. Your constant feedback in the way of comments, emails and social media sharing has made the time fly!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 17, 2016


Super excited about kicking off the holiday season with Bishop Ireton's Annual Marketplace! Hope to see you there. I'll be there in the morning, and Johnny (my husband) will be manning the booth in the afternoon. Gotta get my afternoon nap in. Can't start off the gift show season on too little sleep! 

Where: 201 Cambridge Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314
When: This Saturday, 9-2pm
What: Start your gift shopping early! 

This is from last year's BI event. Impromptu photo shoots are always fun!