I stumbled upon a woman on Instagram who had recently dropped her youngest off at college and was now packing for a weekend getaway with her hubby. I thought, “You go, Girl!” I mean really, isn’t this the perfect time? Read More
One Christmas, a few years ago, was delightfully spent with extended family. Over twenty of us in all. Inclement weather forced an extra day of togetherness, which was actually welcomed. It was comfortable, friendly, warm, and exceptionally cozy, at times. Lots of Read More
When my son was about 14, prime adolescent mortification age, we did a bit of a jaunt around Europe. Amsterdam was the last stop on the journey before heading home. We only had Read More
Some of us are not big on making New Year’s resolutions. I know I am not. It’s not that there aren’t things in my life that I want to change. There are plenty of them, believe me. It’s more that I feel so bad when I break them. And, I don’t know about you, but I can definitely do with less feeling bad.
So, you’ve had almost a week now to live with your resolutions. How’s it going so far? Good? Read More
Hands up, how many of you paint your toenails in the summer? How about in the winter? Even if you’re not going on a beach vacation? I thought so. There are not as many painted toes out there in winter as there are in summer. But, does it really have to be that way?
Painting your fingernails is one thing. Your hands are on display all the time. Nail polish is a lovely way to accessorize your hands and outfits. It can give you a feeling of elegance, being well made up, a sense of Read More
Many things in life bring a smile to my face, but few create such a rich kaleidoscope of images as the sound of skates on ice. The raspy, fluid sound of the blades, as they carve into the surface of the ice on a cold winter’s night. Etched in my mind, Read More
Fear is one of the most debilitating and defeating emotions that exist. And is never more present than when we try to create. We are all creative beings in some way, shape or form, be it in the kitchen or in the studio. And yet, that little four letter word can crush even the most practiced artist. Imagine the havoc it can wreak with a fledgling creative spirit. But fear is in all of us. In Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat. Pray. Love.) writes about, not overcoming fear, but living with Read More