Your Summer Garden

I remember the first time I read the phrase, “bloom where you are planted.” It was taped to the refrigerator in a military family’s home in Germany. I knew from my babysitting experience that there were moms who counted down the days until they got back to the States and others who took full advantage…

Summer Bubbles

There’s just something about hearing that cork pop. Now imagine you’re in a clothing store, surrounded by tropical colors and music and laughter and every 20 minutes or so you hear that tell-tale sound of another bottle of champagne being opened. This was the scene last week at Lilly Pulitzer’s flagship store. My daughter, in…

Our Cabernet Wine Tasting

As I was buying a bottle of Malbec yesterday for this week-end’s wine tasting, I realized I hadn’t written yet about last month’s Valentine’s Day Cabernet blind tasting! (Our monthly journey into wine education and sampling has become a”thing” we really look forward to.) It was a hilarious evening as my husband and I kicked…

The case for wearing lipstick under your mask. 💋

I’ve heard it said that if you wear pretty “underthings” you will feel more empowered and have a more productive day. Not sure if wearing pretty underthings under “Covid-loungewear” at home counts, 😂 but it did make me think for a minute about what we’ve “let go” as a result of #pandemiclife. One of the…

Get ’em while you can!

The 2016 Southern Living Christmas Cookbook has arrived at Dillards! I look forward to these festive books every year at this time and usually scoop up a few; one to keep for myself, the rest to give as gifts. At only $10 each, they are perfect holiday presents for teachers, bus drivers, coaches & office…

Hey Doc, did ya hear the one about…

I had to go to bed early last night; I was completely exhausted.  I went to a new Orthopedist  yesterday for an appointment about my sciatica and was in full blown Comedy Central mode from the moment the nurse put me on the scale to the minute I handed over the VISA for my co-pay….