Nineteen years ago, I was living in my first condominium. A cute loft-style 1-bedroom with a sliding door off the living room, which led to a fenced in yard. I was working from home that day, and while making breakfast, turned on The Today Show. Not paying much attention, I grabbed my laptop and set… Continue reading 9/11 Always Remembered
So I'm not gonna lie, this "remote learning" has been challenging to say the least. And not so much for the kids, as it is for me! I'm stressed. I've got two in high school, in their rooms, with their desks and laptops, lamps, and all supplies they need to be productive. And I hate… Continue reading I want 2019 back.
So...three months have come and gone. A lot has occurred over the past three months. My business was closed, the kids were "remote" learning, my husband was working from home. Things changed. Life as we knew it...changed. It was hard. Social distancing. Face masks. We weren't allowed to see our folks, our friends. We sheltered… Continue reading After The Storm
Not gonna lie - this is all starting to become a little too much. I guess I took for granted that I lived in a country based on freedom. I could come and go as I pleased. I could shop wherever I wanted, see whomever I wanted. I could walk down the aisles of a… Continue reading We’re NOT all in this together.
Quick question because I honestly don't even know anymore. What day is it? What time is it? Um...Month? I feel like I'm in Vegas, but without the winnings, the nightlife, or all things exciting. This Coronacation kinda sucks. At first it wasn't bad. Sleeping in. Nice! Not having to pack backpacks and lunches, 5 days… Continue reading Mr. Monk & the Coronavirus
It started with an overall sense of discomfort that my coffee wasn't being delivered on time. My 1-day shipping from Amazon was now a 7-day wait for my favorite Jamaican Me Crazy coffee. I didn't like it. Whenever I start to run low, I order a case - yes a case - and I know… Continue reading Unprecedented Times
I can't sleep. I try. I toss and turn. I wake. I close my eyes tight and pull the covers up over me, and I try. And I wake again. So here I am. Writing at 5:30 a.m. because it's the only thing that calms my mind when my mind is troubled. And it sure… Continue reading Where We Are
When I first opened my boutique, a woman came in with two little boys. They were running all throughout the store, in and out of clothing racks, and in between the "Don't touch anything" and "Come here right now!" she kept apologizing. As a mom of three kids, I get it. It's almost impossible to… Continue reading Cancer Hits Home
Since opening my boutique 7 years ago, I've been compared to another local boutique just one town away. We both offer on-trend, women's fashions, jewelry & accessories. We both offer weekly online sales. Our stores have a similar laid-back vibe. On the surface, sure, we are similar. To the outsider looking in, sure. Over the… Continue reading Making the Leap from Small Business to Chain Store…
This is on me. I know it is. It's my bad. It started off as a great morning. 6 a.m. with the waking of the boys, making my way to the kitchen to pack lunches and serve breakfast. Typical. No big. Then it was time to wake the beast. My little. 6:30 a.m. She's not… Continue reading Parenting Fail #295