Once again, I have chosen not to heed the warnings. Hire a wedding planner or you’ll forget something important, they say. Don’t make the food for the reception or you’ll hate yourself for it, they say.
What does reinventing yourself mean, really?
I never gave it much thought until last night when I began reading The Expats by Chris Pavone.Read more "Reinvention of Self; A New Concept?"
I have been known to dabble in the world of marketing from time to time. Nothing extreme. I don’t have the courage to be an entrepreneur. Not in a business sense anyway. I did once venture into the high stakes realm of education by home schooling my three children.Read more "Happiness for Free!"
I think I’m turning into my mother. She never read fiction. I’m sure she did when she was younger, but not when she had me. I attribute this whole interest in fashion to her. Not that I’ve been totally clueless fashion-wise, but I just never gave it much thought until now. My mother was more fashionable than I was. She was the type of person who dressed up to run to the grocery store. You wouldn’t find her in Wal-Mart wearing her PJs and slippers like a lot of folks these days. No way!
(Note: The featured image is from 2012; the last Mother’s Day I had with my fashionable mom before she passed away. We (my daughter, my mom, and me) somehow all coordinated our look that day without consulting each other about what we were going to wear.)
Never, never look a kiosk salesperson in the eyes! Keep your eyes averted and become deaf to their siren’s call.Read more "Thank you annoying kiosk lady"
Fashionable-ness is usually geared toward people who live in warm climates year round. Go on Pinterest and look up “seasonable” fashions. For spring and summer fashions they will show you a plethora of skin baring items from bikinis to short-shorts, to cutesy sundresses to show off your year-round tan. Then for fall they show you pretty much the same stuff but paired with boots and an over-sized cardigan, tanned skin still peeks out here and there. For winter, you might want to throw on a heavier jacket, maybe wear snow boots just for fun! Don’t forget to take off the boots and jacket frequently to keep your nice tan!Read more "Cold Fashion"
I waited patiently for Thanksgiving to arrive. That’s the day when you don’t get too much flack for decorating for Christmas from the growing number of Scrooges that pop up their cranky heads as soon as November 1st arrives decrying any Christmas decorating like it’s going to cause the world to end. My house is decorated for Christmas. So there, cranky headed Scrooges, nyah!Read more "Christmas Time is Here"