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.


A Letter To My Dad

I have much to be thankful for. In all of my goings on, I realize and accept my dad’s love. ~Frantastically Fran   A Heartfelt Letter to My Dad   Dear Dad: Life was not always a bowl of cherries. There were good times and bad. My life memories are a...

My life In 20 Memories: List Writing

And as you walk your road, as you live your life, RELISH THE ROAD. And relish the fact that the road of your life will probably be a windy road. ~Suzan-Lori Parks   My Life Told In 20 Memories Over 47 Years I read about a different kind of storytelling called...

Should I Quit My Job? Yes

Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other opinions drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your...