It’s strange and so very sad….that people exit this world without hardly making a ripple. Husbands and wives, and moms and dads, and teenagers and infants are all laid to rest…leaving those who love them with the overwhelming idea of existing without them. Meanwhile, the rest of us are laughing, or fighting, or frantically finishing a project at work – our life, happening, while someone else’s has simultaneously ended. The world has lost one of it’s best, my world has… Read more »

Happy Friday!! Tonight, while I was completing one of my (rather strange) beauty rituals…I tried to remember where I came up with it! I decided this one stemmed from a trick my mother taught me -gotta love moms! It dawned on me that several of my absolute favorite little beauty tricks were either passed down to me or learned by some trial and A LOT of error. I figured my lovely readers might be looking for a winter pick-me-up for… Read more »

I need to tell you something… I’m not a real big fan of New Year’s Resolutions. Sometimes…I feel like people use the new year as an excuse to put off a goal, a change or a decision that really should be made immediately. It becomes a “New Years Resolution” and you sit on it until January 1st. And then, you expect the new years magic to take it and make it happen…and when it doesn’t (because, spoiler alert, there is… Read more »

Ugh. I promised myself that I would NOT get sucked into the holiday vortex and neglect my updates…unfortunately, it appears that I have done exactly that! The good news is…plenty of new readers have still been happening upon the site and deciding to subscribe to my updates! Subscribers make me giddy! If you are a new subscriber…I promise you’ll be hearing from me much more than you have lately! The other piece of good news is…while I may have been… Read more »

Something about this frigid, windy night has me MORE than ready for Christmas! I have been so busy with work, projects and spending time with my husband (seriously, I’ll never get tired of that guy! <3) that I haven’t had a chance to update lately. Some very exciting changes are happening with the blog…I can’t wait to share more soon! In the meantime…in the hopes of getting all of my readers into the holiday spirit…here is a perfect holiday playlist!… Read more »

There is this pesky rumor going around that women are difficult to please and incredibly hard to shop for. Not true. When picking out a gift for any of the women in my life I like to make sure the item falls under one of the following categories: Expensive Unique Cozy Scented Just Plain Cute If it falls under one of those categories…you’ve probably got yourself a great gift! Here are some of my favorite picks for gift giving this… Read more »

Sometimes I write letters to my daughter…one I don’t have yet, but someday expect to bring to life. It feels like a diary, a lesson, a glimpse into the life I lived before & maybe during her existence. I hope one day, when she feels like she’s a million miles away from me, dealing with experiences and heartache that I can’t begin to understand I can hand her this journal…giving her a literal piece of my heart and we’ll find common… Read more »

There is nothing more gratifying than giving someone you care about a gift that they  LOVE! Unfortunately, finding that gift can be a less than pleasant experience. By “less than pleasant” I mean stressful, pressure filled, crowded, miserable and rash inducing. For real, I’ve worked myself up in such a gift giving tizzy that my body had no choice but to rebel in the form of a rash on my back. Issues, I’ve got lots of them! 😉 So, if… Read more »

I am what you would call a morning person. I wake up each morning…much earlier than is ever necessary. I can literally hear life and all of its chores and all of its adventures whispering in my ear…telling me that I’m missing out, I’m running out of time to accomplish all of the things I want to accomplish. Usually, this spurs me to action. I leave my husband to sleep and I go to the gym, I start the laundry,… Read more »

Andrew and I had a terrific weekend.  We spent most of it prepping for our Halloween party on Saturday and the remainder of it recovering from said Halloween party. I love planning things…I really do. All week long I felt like I was on this little adventure! Of course, it helps that I have a wonderful husband who enjoys planning right along with me…and somehow manages not to get exasperated with all of my (sometimes crazy) ideas! I wanted to… Read more »