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October 25, 2019

Her earrings dangle, sparkling in the spotlight. Simple black T-shirt and black pants. No shoes, but black socks instead. Her hair a Rapunzel blonde provide a frame around her welcoming smiling face, outlined with red shiny glasses. 

"The winter of 2009 was an unfo...

September 24, 2019

The Clothed in Dignity project is about 75% complete and I am weary! Each day I wear a dress and each day the to-do list is a mile long, filled with things that have nothing to do with the project or Peoria Home. Such is life. I am grateful for the opportunity to raise...

August 16, 2019

In the early eighties, my family lived in Wyoming. My dad's family lived there, and I got to be in my cousin's wedding as a flower girl. My Auntie Sue sewed a pretty purple velour dress for the occasion, and I remember loving it! Years later when I got married, my cous...

August 8, 2019

Here are seven things I have learned in seven months of dresses.

1. At the beginning, Clothed in Dignity dominated my mind. I was constantly planning the next outfit or blog post. I routinely took a daily picture, compiling them into weekly collages to post. Wearing a d...

June 26, 2019

It was 1994 or '95, and I was getting ready to go to the dance at school. About 7th or 8th grade. The theme of the dance was 70s, so "obviously" I needed to dress vintage. I excitedly picked out the loudest tie-dye outfit my mom had, dreamed of my crush asking me to da...

June 5, 2019

Challenge level up! This past weekend I successfully rode a bike on a trail for several miles while wearing a dress! A year ago I had the idea for a challenge like this, so I did a little test. I tried to see how many days I could wear a dress. I only got to day five o...

May 1, 2019

Four months ago I embarked on the Clothed in Dignity project. I have been encouraged by your pledges, questions, and responses. I have every intention of wearing a dress until December 31 of this year! Putting on a dress is actually almost the easiest part! There have...

April 24, 2019

She has always struggled to settle down for the night. It comes and goes in severity, but generally she keeps thinking of things to grab, or things she needs to do, or something she wants to talk about. 

I am settled for the night in front of my computer doing work whil...

April 11, 2019

Today is the 100th day of wearing dresses to raise money for Peoria Home! Check out my previous posts about the project. 

Click here to pledge Clothed in Dignity pledge 

April 3, 2019

Friendship is like two clocks keeping time. (Unknown)

We sit in a circle, the flurry of conversation slowing like a train approaching the station. A sip of coffee, a contented sigh. Normally our meetings are short and full of excitement and chatting, just an evening. Th...

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