Where have you been all my life?

I was struggling to keep the conversation going as I dragged the bucket of sloshing water from room to room. “What are you doing?” my friend asked on the other end of the phone. “I’m mopping the floor” I grunted. “Are you using a bucket and mop?” came the reply with a note of incredulity,…

Keep the light on.

Remember that TV ad for Motel 6? I always thought that was such a great tag line, reinforcing the idea that the hotel was always open to welcome you in. Hang with me a minute, but I feel like too many of us shut off the light, pull in the welcome mat and lock the…

Simple Solutions

Does that cluttered counter-top look familiar? Early last week my bathroom sink area officially crossed the Rubicon into the land of total chaos. For the record, that photo is NOT of my mess.. Suffice it to say, I received a box of goodies from Sephora and had nowhere to put them..literally..except maybe the bathtub- I…

5 Great gifts for under $100

In “honor” of Cyber Monday, here are my top five gift recommendations under $100. These are items I have purchased and loved over the last year: Coming in at number 5, these tortilla bowl makers have elevated our dinner “game” in the simplest way. Anything you put in crispy tortilla bowls automatically looks (and tastes?)…

Is it too early to shop for Christmas?

The best time to shop in 2020 is the moment you see what you want. Inventory issues persist, not to mention many stores are sadly going out of business.. (or look like they might at any minute.) This is a photo I took yesterday at  Bed, Bath and Beyond. (I know… 😳)  All I can…

100% – GUILT-FREE DESSERT! 🤩

One of our daughters, a serious health food devotee, and her husband gifted us with a Yonanas “ice-cream machine” last Christmas. Not gonna lie, it sat in the closet until a few weeks ago when it was drafted into service because my husband was told to cut back on sugar and fat- AND our freezer…