We’re moving, again.

Renting is a Luxury We moved into this “luxury” apartment with the idea we’d be here for 2+ years. We liked renting. When a bulb burned out, we filled out an online report and they came to change it. It was a far cry different than owning (the maintenance burden of) a home. …but then […]


While my dear sweet great aunt worked most of my life for JCPenney, I hadn’t given it much thought for shopping for myself. Growing up in a small town, it was one of the few shopping options. As a young woman, everything was too “old” looking and didn’t fit me right, anyway. My grandmother still […]

Thankful 2011

I am thankful for: my husband, my best friend, my everything our mutual childfree belief our two cats and one turtle who bring us many giggles and lots of love that I still have two grandparents living; two finer people might not walk this Earth technology that is more often my friend than foe reasonable […]

The Earrings

BTW, while I had the best of intentions of wearing the new/fabulous earrings to the dental hell this week, they interfered with my headphones. The stems were poking me in that freakishly sensitive area behind the ear lobe. #ThatHurt So, I didn’t get to wear the Bling to the Thing, but rest assured, they are […]

Insomnia is a Bitch, Weed(s) Helps

If you are paying attention, you’ll notice that this post is coming to you from the not-even-wee hours of the morning. Insomnia is a bitch. Weed, that is Weeds–the Showtime series–is great for passing the time at, say, 4am. Actually, it’s more than that. It’s a great show that I never gave credit to. Of […]

They’re Here!

While researching some blog material back in the spring, I found that Tacori was giving away an engagement ring from their new line. So, I signed up to win the beauty. I didn’t win the gorgeous ring, but I did win one of the other 99 prizes: a pair of “Jelly bean” diamond earrings in […]

DIY Laundry Detergent

For the Planet I read somewhere recently that fabric softener is environmentally one of the worst chemicals to have in your home…not because of the harm of the product, but because of how it’s made. They use a lot of terrible/harsh chemicals to produce it cheaply and then use a bunch of other chemicals to […]