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.


Quote It: Life’s Thorns

A Life Like Quote:  Thorns   Your thorns are the best part of you. ~Marianne Moore Once you’ve been through the thicket, the path becomes clearer. You begin to say things like “I’ve been around the block” or “I’ve been through...

Alopecia and Relationships: Revisited

Alopecia and Relationships Revisited You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful. ~Amy Bloom   As a followup to my post Alopecia and Relationships – You Can Have Both published in 2013, I wanted to share an update with you. A...

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...