Yes, it's giveaway time. Read on! It's not January, but I'm thinking about how badly I need to get organized. Maybe you've had the same thought? Now that I've retired from my business career, I'm kind of ad-hoc about being organized. That, combined with the occasional memory blip, means I'm not as . . .
There's a closet in my house that holds a stack of books I'm giving to certain friends for Christmas. Oh, you don't celebrate Christmas? Then maybe you have holiday gifts to buy. In any case, my holiday shopping is mostly done. That's right. Yes, I know it's just October. But I'm infamous for . . .
Yes, I'd love to travel with bags like this. How easy to organize! When women had suitcases like this, they also had servants to carry them. It's the only thing good about traveling in the old days. But today, we manage our own bags and smaller is better: smaller is easier to handle and . . .
My dear blogger friend, Haralee, challenged me to write about three inspirational quotes that have touched me in a special way. The fact is that MANY quotes touch me. What they have in common is a thought-provoking way to summarize a feeling or a situation. What speaks to me depends on mood . . .
If you could go anywhere in the world for your next vacation, where would it be? What's your secret vacation destination? There are so many exotic places in the world. And then there are places closer to home. Or, like some people I know, you can make your boat your home and sail the world. In . . .
Every so often I fall deeply in love with a product line and when I’m lucky enough to be able to do a giveaway for that brand, it’s even better. Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes by one of my favorite brands, Pacifica Beauty, were a real find for me and they might be for you. They’re a gentle . . .
Walking Riley gives M. and me time to talk about so many things, and one topic that came up recently was this: do you remember it? If you're a Boomer, you do. Our mothers had these little sprinkler heads that they inserted into a soda bottle to make a sprinkle bottle to use when ironing clothes. . . .
It's that time again. You know, the one during which decorations go up and we spend more than we should on extravagant gifts. When we get together with friends and family. When we make festive, fun cocktails. That one. We're not putting up a tree this year because we're going to be away the first . . .
August brings with it the dog days of summer, those hot and lazy days that we know are numbered. The month is all the sweeter for our certainty that, before long, leaves will start turning color. August is meant for lazy hours dozing in a hammock. Or lazily rowing on some scenic water on day . . .
It's insidious, low self-esteem. And pervasive among women. Despite all that we do at home and at work, despite our many accomplishments, many of us still don't think we're "enough." I don't know why that is. Could it be the images of female perfection we see in media every day? Those images . . .