Friends since meeting while double-dating in the Spring of 1980 during our freshman year at the University of Georgia, we have each now been residents of Richmond, Virginia, for well over twenty years. We are blessed to be married to two wonderful guys who usually indulge our passions for inspired living. After raising five children between us and then watching them fly the nest with a mixture of emotions, we are striving to spice up the middle of our sandwiched lives.
We have also been blessed by a terrific group of women whom Ellen several years back dubbed the “posse”. Assembled during the years of raising children when outlets for our sanity were necessary, our posse has shared our joys, discoveries, trials, tribulations, victories, and secrets of survival. If you have friends whom you can summon for celebration or commiseration, then you too have a posse. Experience though has taught us how difficult it can be to maintain these tight bonds when life circumstances conspire to interfere with the daily contact that often initially fueled your friendships when you were raising your children.
As a way to stay in touch with her friends and reach out to others, Alison began blogging about her own discoveries for over a year and a half on Avad Fan. Ellen, too, had dabbled on her own blog, Ellegram, sharing her life lessons with her friends and family. With a passion for many of the same things, we joined forces in January 2013 to bring our favorite inpirations to our immediate posse, as well as other like-minded readers with similar passions who are seeking inspiration and ideas for gracious and practical living.
The Gracious Posse is much more fun when everyone participates. We welcome and encourage your comments in the Reply box at the bottom of each post. If you would rather not publish a reply, but want to get in touch with us, please use the email icon under Social Media in the right column or click here. We love your ideas and welcome guest posts, so please contact us when you are ready to share!
If you want to celebrate life with grace and girlfriends, you’ve got to join The Gracious Posse on our journey. Along the way, we want to bring you some select and hard-to-find products that will make your life easier or a bit more stylish. As one of our blogging heroines, Tobi Fairley, has said, “If you are going to do it, do it with STYLE.”
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