You have the itinerary. Everything is booked. Fun in the sun is just a few weeks away. You post pictures of your island retreat on the fridge where you will see them every day and be reminded that soon, very soon you will be in paradise. And that just prior to heading off to that paradise you will have to face the nightmare of shopping for a bathing suit. Very soon you will have to face the florescent lighting, the three way mirror and all that white, 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
When did you know it was love? Was it love at first sight? Was it your first pair of red shoes? Or black patent Mary Janes? Platforms? Or those strappy roman sandals?
We do love our shoes, don’t we? Every style, shape and colour, we love them. Sometimes a little more agony, than ecstasy. Sometimes bordering on obsession, but still Read More
I hate to cook. No, that’s a lie. I love to cook. I hate having to cook.
I hate the night after night after night chore of preparing dinner on demand for some chaotic schedule between hockey/soccer/band practices and working late. The seemingly ever changing chorus of Read More
There are some things in our lives as children that dwindle away as we grow older, and that now as adults we may miss and strive to regain – sense of wonder, play, imagination and… the nap. That blissful ability to fall asleep whenever, wherever. Talking , singing, bouncing in the back seat one minute, then sound asleep the next. And then we, as parents, continued to drive around. Groceries could wait; the nap could not. Read More
Red, the colour of love. And passion and sex and spicy, hot, heat. And power and danger and rage. Yes, red symbolizes all that, but it’s also considered warm (think wool socks and 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