You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling

…and it’s gone, gone, gone Have you fallen out of love with your home?  Do you remember when you decided to live here?  Was it love at first sight?  Did you dream of possibilities?  Can you conjure up the  hope you felt as you first walked through those empty rooms on moving day – ready […]

Scarves got you tied up?

I’ll admit that I’m addicted to scarves.  I blame it on my Inner French Girl! They don’t disappoint me when I gain weight, they cover a multiple of sins, they jazz up old outfits, create multiple looks when added to the same basic pieces, reclaim bad-hair days, brighten my mood– what’s not to love? But […]

Happy CUYI Week!

Happy Clean Up Your Inbox Week (January 25-29)!  I’m not kidding.  Marsha Eagan, Email Productivity Expert, created this week 3 years ago as a way of challenging us to rethink how we use email. According to her press release (1/6/10), it is estimated that 247 BILLION email messages are sent EACH DAY. That is the […]

…and a partridge in a pear tree

12 drummers, 11 pipers, 10 lords, 9 ladies, 8 maids, 7 swans, 6 geese, 4 calling birds, 3 French hens, 2 turtle doves, and don’t forget the 5 golden rings.  Do you think this is a bit excessive?  People who know me know that I’m all for glitter and I love this time of year […]

Sticking With Velcro

This week I came across two new Velcro interventions!  Car Note Pad with suction cup (found in a closet) The instructions say to wet the suction cup and apply to the windshield but this didn’t work for me – obstructing my view and the suction didn’t hold.  I bought some adhesive-backed Velcro, applying a strip […]

Vampires – Good or Bad?

Vampires – Good or Bad?

I couldn’t resist sinking my teeth into this topic as the teens in my life breathlessly anticipate tonight’s screening of New Moon   (the film based on Stephanie Meyer’s hit novel.)   My vote:  Edward = GOOD     Energy vampires = BAD  You know the ones I’m thinking of – the people, places, activities, behaviors and things that […]

Baby It’s Cold Outside…

The mornings are getting pretty nippy – and I’m doing my best to stay warm inside – deep down inside –starting my day with hot cereal.  We all know the benefits (physically and soulfully) of beginning the day with a steaming bowl of hot oatmeal, but who wants to face the nasty mess only oatmeal […]

Never wear anything that panics the cat!

I LOVE this quote. It seems appropriate advice at this season of ghosts and goblins – but also serves as a reminder as I change over my clothes to the reality of darker, colder days. My closet overhaul takes time (and a full length mirror) because it is always a moment of reckoning. What shape is my body […]

Thinking Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   One in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. I was one of those women five years ago.    If you’re a “sister survivor” – clear a path for the gift of your beautiful life by getting rid of whatever clutter may be weighing you […]