Author Archives: Vera

About Vera

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.
painting a brick wall white

Daily Diary: FINALLY Painted Our Brick Wall White

We painted our fireplace brick wall WHITE. I’m so HAPPY!!! When we first moved in, Bill and I talked about making this change but never pulled the trigger because there’s no turning back once you do!  I don’t think there’s…

Winter Lips

3 Must-Have Winter Lip Colors Under $20

A bright lip is a great way to brighten a winter outfit. During colder days, I’m always prone to wearing dark colors so a bright red or deep berry lip really adds a bit of jazz to that color family….

prayer to the Lord

A Time For Prayer And A Story That Is Not Mine To Tell

Yesterday, I received some news from a friend. News that I will not repeat because it is not my story to tell. But it’s something that has not left my mind. It’s changed my DNA. I’ve had a mental shift…

Loaded Nachos For Dinner: A Rare Treat And OH SO GOOD

Loaded Nachos For Dinner: A Rare Treat And OH SO GOOD

  I love making loaded nachos for the family. I actually have the recipe on my blog but tend to change it up every time I make this. It all depends on what I have on hand. For last night’s dinner,…

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Pleated Midi Skirts Under $100

Pleated Midi Skirts are an absolute wardrobe staple! I just love the versatility of the piece. You can dress the skirt up or down depending on the way you layer your accessories. Whether you have a full day at work, an…

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Getting My Crossword On (And My Husband Is Too!!)

I actually have a serious question for you guys — I’ve been using my phone to look up answers for my weekly crossword puzzle. Why? BECAUSE I HAVE NO CLUE! I can’t figure this thing out!! I am just starting and…