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…

What did I learn this week?

This week I learned something about conquering fear. Fear grows best in the musty corners of our imagination when we face uncertainty and the unknown. On Monday as I sat in a chair at the imaging center waiting to be called in for my annual mammogram, I felt the usual wave of uncertainty but it…

Summer “Must-Haves” (Skin protection)

Ready or not- Summer is coming! Not that I needed an excuse to shop… but let me tell you, moving on from lysol, flour and toilet paper was an absolute treat! First on the list of summer must-haves: a new wide-brimmed hat from the San Diego Hat Company . The $46 El Campo hat is extremely…

Reinvent or go the way of the dodo.

Malls…What a dilemma they’re in.  Like libraries,  their raison d’etre has been evaporating ever since Al Gore invented the internet.. 😏 Last night, my husband and I went to dinner at one of the area’s outdoor malls. We knew there would be pretty lights and saw advertisements that “snow falls” at 6, 7 and 8pm….