Life & Love & Lessons Learned

Oops, I did it again!

I've never been good with money. Wait, let me clarify - I mean, I'm good at earning it, spending it, but not necessarily keeping it. Maybe it's because as a little girl I remember watching the musical, "Hello Dolly" and Dolly Levi saying, "Money, pardon the expression, is┬álike manure. It's not worth a thing unless… Continue reading Oops, I did it again!

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The Kindness of Strangers

Last week, I wrote about my son. He didn't make the high school baseball team. He was devastated. We were heartbroken for him. It was a hard day. Later that evening, I received a private message from a young woman who'd come into my boutique once or twice. She'd read my blog and asked if… Continue reading The Kindness of Strangers

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Marie Kondo – I just can’t…

So I've been hearing a lot, and I mean...a LOT, about this woman, Marie Kondo lately. My customers have talked about her, I see posts referring to her, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and I have to admit, I have zero idea what anyone is talking about. Well, not zero, I do have an idea...something… Continue reading Marie Kondo – I just can’t…

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When You Can’t Fix Things

He didn't make the team. Three days of tryouts, drills, and tired bones. Three days of holding my breath every time he took the field. Optimism has turned to defeat. And I can't fix it. When he was little, and broke his Thomas the Tank Engine train track, I fixed it. When he scraped his… Continue reading When You Can’t Fix Things

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Getting Ready for the Dance

My son is getting ready for his Freshman semi-formal right now. I've been asking him for weeks if he needed anything for the dance; a new shirt, pants...a hair cut maybe? Nope. He was 'all set' - until this morning. Just 12 hours before the dance. "I need a shirt. Oh, and a tie." That… Continue reading Getting Ready for the Dance

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8 Months of Soul Searching…

For those of you who know me, you know I'm a pretty positive person. I'm always smiling. I'm usually pretty happy. I don't often share a tale of woes because I don't really have any. Well, not now anyway. Not anymore. Back in July, I went through something. It shook me to my core. I… Continue reading 8 Months of Soul Searching…