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Soles of Love in the Garden: Meet our Dynamic List of Kitten Sponsors

I’m overwhelmed by the incredible response to our Kitten Heel level Sponsorships this year and want to make sure you know something about each and every one of these accomplished women. I’m honored to introduce you to our first four:


A Perfect Fit Bra Boutique. 

Owned and operated by Peggi Joy, A Perfect Fit Bra Boutique and Fitting Salon is a Full-Service Bra Fitting Boutique specializing in professional level bra fittings and quality bras and lingerie for everyday and special occasion. They are passionate about what they do and it shows in their very personalized service. (I can attest to that!)  Their goal is for every customer to have properly sized bras that fit their unique shape so that we look and feel our best in our clothes and undergarments. All in a relaxed, friendly and fun boutique atmosphere! You will love bra shopping again!

Quality counts in bra performance! A Perfect Fit features quality bra brands known for excellent fit and trendsetting fashion style. They carry band sizes 30 to 46 and cups to an M in Foundation, Fashion, Bridal, Sports, Maternity, Nursing, Mastectomy and Post-Surgical bra styles.

A few years ago, A Perfect Fit Bra Boutique provided the most beautiful, elegant sleepwear for a fashion show I hosted to benefit Heartly House. Thanks, Peggi, for being a Soles Sponsor. In addition, she is collecting shoes in her store so if you cannot make the event on August 4th, stop by her store on 14 North East Street in Everedy Square to drop off your donation. And while you’re at it, pick up a new bra. Admit it, yours are looking a little sorry!  ?



Alex Uphold, State Farm Agent

Recently while in Thurmont, I popped in to say hello to Alex Uphold, State Farm Agent at her new location at 31 Water Street. and was so impressed by the atmosphere of their office. It’s bright, welcoming, and screams “We are MOTIVATED and INSPIRED to serve you.”  And if you want to see first hand what I’m referring to, then give Alex a call and stop in for a visit and a quote while you’re at it.

Alex’s agency is a full-service State Farm agency offering Auto, Home, Property, Life, Business, Health Insurance as well as Financial Services. By the looks of the reviews I’ve read, she walks the service talk and is all about saving clients money. Do you know anyone who doesn’t like the sound of that?

When she’s not playing Insurance Agent Extraordinaire, Alex can be found being a cool mom to her adorable daughters, volunteering and supporting a number of nonprofits, modeling in Woman to Woman fashion shows, and even handling a few exotic animals during her recent photo shoot with Sass Magazine.  Thanks, once again, for your support of Soles of Love!



Longmeadow Animal Hospital

Meet Dr. Tracy Barlup, a veterinarian at Longmeadow Animal Hospital. Tracy joined the “Must Love Shoes” community this past year when she attended her first book club event at Big Cork Vineyards.

Dr. Barlup purchased Longmeadow Animal Hospital, a well-established practicein February 2000. Located at 19764 Longmeadow Road in Hagerstown, MD, they offer the highest quality veterinary medical care to the greater Hagerstown, Smithsburg, and Leitersburg area. Their entire staff is committed to helping companion animal friends live longer, healthier and happier lives. Longmeadow Animal Hospital offers complete veterinary care to dogs, cats, and other small mammals. Services also include boarding, grooming, and companion laser surgery. Currently, they do not offer care for reptiles and avians.

In her “free” time, Dr. Barlup plays caregiver to a variety of pets including over twenty alpacas! How cool is that? I’m thrilled to have reconnected with Tracy since we first met years ago through Leadership Washington County. Welcome to Soles!



Country Meadows of Frederick

How ironic that the year I turn 60, Country Meadows of Frederick becomes a Soles of Love Sponsor for the first time! (wink) But it’s never too soon to learn about the many options we have in Frederick for our advancing years, and if you have aging parents, the time is probably now.

Country Meadows of Frederick is a senior living retirement community that offers multiple levels of care. Their full range of services include Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support Services, as well as Restorative Services. Recognized as one of the best Maryland retirement communities, their 56-acre community is located at 5955 Quinn Orchard Road in Frederick, MD overlooking the Monocacy River.

I’ve had the good fortune to know and work with Debra Savageau, Director of Marketing for Country Meadows, for many years. As team members of the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Ball Committee, we have worked together to plan their signature fundraiser which has raised in excess of $100K each year over the past several years. I admire her gentle spirit, her ability to make everyone feel at ease, and her quick wit and humor. What wonderful qualities to have for someone who works with such a special demographic.

Thanks, Debra, for your friendship as well as your Soles of Love support.