Alopecia Awareness

Experiences having to do with hair loss and all of it’s baggage

Family Ties

All things family and a few intricate dysfunctional details

Menopause Minute

Aging and all of it’s little shenanigans 

Simply Frugal

My frugal Idiosyncrasies and honest attempt at personal finance


Living life like it’s golden in another ordinary day in a not so ordinary life.

Fantastically Fran

Hello and Welcome!

My name is Frances Stanfield and I live in the Atlanta Metropolitan area. In a nutshell I am a graduate of Shorter University, currently employed with Emory University, married for over three decades and have one fantastic daughter. I like to think of myself as one of the many Georgia Peaches gracing HotLanta.

When I first started this blog last year, I thought that I wanted to talk about all things frugal but quickly realized that always finding the best deal was only just one part of who I “really” am. I suddenly turned 50 and realized that I have many things to talk about that might help someone. Each and every one of us are unique in our own skin and just as I have learned from others, I hope to impress upon you parts of my life that will be teachable moments for you.


Delta Sigma Theta: It’s Your Day!

Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Celebrates 102 Years   Women are going to form a chain, a greater sisterhood than the world has ever known. ― Nellie L. McClung     As this day comes to a close I must pay homage to Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. While admiring my shiny...

Alopecia: A View From Behind The Mask

Alopecia – Emerging From Behind the Mask   Today is Another Ordinary Day in a not so Ordinary Life. ~Frantastically Fran Just the other day it hit me during spin class that as of my 52nd birthday last May it has been a solid 40 years since my first...

Life Lessons – Losing is the New Winning

Life Lessons – You Win A Few, You Lose a Few!   It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone. ― John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent     I think what John Steinbeck was conveying is that you...