Life & Love & Lessons Learned

Before You Graduate…

When you were eight years old, you couldn't wait to be 10. Double digits. Tall enough to ride the roller coaster, and soon enough, taller than me. You hit your teen years already counting the days until you started drivers ed, taking your driving test, and getting your license. You couldn't wait to become a… Continue reading Before You Graduate…

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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