#FRIDAYFOOD #HALLOWEEN -inspired food #GETSPOOKY


If you do not watch the show, you cannot come. June Williams said her sister didn’t get invited last year because she didn’t watch it so she binge-watched so she could come this year!

On the other hand, Williams’ brother-n-law said “it takes some sick individuals to come with that.” But, we are talking about crazy fans of The Walking Dead television series!

So for the Fall and mid-season premieres, the group of Winona area super-fans get together to eat and watch the shows. And TWD-themed menu is so much fun, and packed with lots of ideas for a spooky-inspired dinner just in time for Halloween. Continue reading

#FALLFASHION Tips from Special Treasures in Winona


Chrissy Little is wearing several Fall trends for Special Treasures. The blouse is burgundy – a very trendy color this fall—that has a peak-a-boo cutout at the neckline, which has also been trending this Fall. Also, ankle boots and wedges are a hot item again this year. (Photo by Gwen Sisson)

 

Trisha Windham of Special Treasures in Winona also said crushed velvet is huge this fall, and anything in burgundy, blush or olive green.

Lily Sheppard is wearing ankle boots, an olive blouse –another trendy color this fall–a denim jacket and Love, Poppy earrings from Special Treasures. (Photo by Gwen Sisson)

Other trends Special Treasures is seeing this fall includes:

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#FALLFASHION Tips from Hammond’s Gifts in Winona


 

Kellum Harrison is modeling one of the fall’s hottest looks from Hammond’s Gifts – a burgundy cut out shoulder blouse with embroidered skirt. (Photo submitted)

 

It is time for tailgating, fall leaves and pumpkin-spice everything! And this fall, local clothing stores say a floral dress with gray suede ankle boots and a short olive green jacket or a crushed velvet blouse with distressed denim jeans will be on pointe with so many trends this fall.
LoriLee Chambley from Hammond’s Gifts in Winona said velvet is everywhere this fall.
“The vintage look –lace and velvet are big this fall,” Chambley said.
Chambley said florals – “the bigger the better” are trendy this fall.

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#FALLFASHION Tips from PasTymes in Winona


Bailey Cook is modeling one of the biggest trends this fall – florals – at Pas Tymes

At Pas Tymes, two of the most popular fall trends they have seen really take hold locally has been the vinyl print tees and the cutout tops—either keyholes at the neck or shoulder tops.

Rochelle Armstrong of Pas Tymes in Winona said they have a wide variety of cutout tops for every trend. Continue reading

Dees’ personal mission to help children with cancer ‘have more birthdays’


 

Becky Dees walking in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend event in memory of her son, Greg Dees. (Submitted photo)

It gives her a purpose and helps her through the grieving process. It helps keep her son’s memory alive while helping children with the biggest fight of their lives.

Becky Dees is a local photographer and instructor at Winona Public Schools. In the past few years, she supported her son through a serious battle with leukemia. Last year, Greg Dees lost his battle. But #TEAMDEES is determined to keep his memory alive by helping children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “have more birthdays.”

“It gives me a purpose and helps me to keep Greg’s memory alive while helping other families that have cancer to have a better chance of survival,” Dees said. “Everyone needs to have more birthdays, and parents should never have to bury their children.” Continue reading