If you've been following my blog, you know my mom has been through a lot this year; foot surgery, knee replacement, kidney stones...it literally never ends. And it's taken a toll on her spirit. Just when she begins to heal from one thing, another pops up, making it harder to deal with her recovery. Through… Continue reading You’re Worth More Than You Know
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
I’ll admit it. I love this time of year. When the days grow shorter, and the air becomes crisp, and the smell of a wood burning stove permeates from house to house, I revert to a child-like state. It’s the beginning of the holiday season. From November to January, I am in a perpetual good… Continue reading It’s That Time of Year Again…
I know what you're thinking, and why this scares you. Things may change. Your life may change. Your head tells you to keep it all in, keep it quiet. Swallow it down and keep it to yourself. But your heart is heavy, and holding it all in has been wreaking havoc on your mascara. It's… Continue reading When it all falls apart…
I make a list. I take it with me. I go to the grocery store with the list. The list tells me what I need. I should follow the list. I park the car, grab my cart and I'm ready. I've got the list in my hand. And then I walk in, and I'm immediately… Continue reading The Shopping List
I don't like being hot. As a matter of fact, I try to avoid it at all costs. Central air in the house, and air conditioning in the car. Ice cream in the freezer...at least 3 gallons at all times (well, this is less about keeping cool, and more about my sheer love affair with… Continue reading Hello, Menopause. Goodbye, Sanity.
I’ve always been a big fan of The Secret. You know, the book by Rhonda Byrne. The Secret is all about the power of positivity. Ask. Believe. Receive. Ask for what you want. Believe you’ll get it — like really believe — and then Receive it. Simple, right? Don’t you wish life really worked like… Continue reading The Secret