Pampering – Self-Indulgence or Self-Love?

Indulgence? Growing up (and well into young adulthood), pampering myself seemed like such a frivolous indulgence.  As I got older, it was less about frivolity and more about impossibility.  As the mom of two busy girls the closest I came to pampering myself was shaving my legs.  Once I became an empty-nester I thought there would… Read More Pampering – Self-Indulgence or Self-Love?

Lifestyle, Looks

Do You Still Have Fun?

As my friends and I have gotten older, I’ve noticed more of them are having less fun. What a tragedy! At a time in our lives more of us care a lot less about how others perceive us, why aren’t we acting like it? Where is that footloose and fancy-free attitude? Getting older does not… Read More Do You Still Have Fun?


My Latest Fitness Craze

Fitness is such an individual thing.  Yes, fitness classes and fitness groups are very popular, but what you like and what works for you is pretty specific.  For some, it’s all about running.  Others just want to pump weights.  Body-weight exercises (we used to call them calisthentics) also have a huge following and come in… Read More My Latest Fitness Craze

Collaboration, Lifestyle, Looks

Changing it Up

It felt like it was time to break out of a color rut. Not a rut so much, but I’ve been combining different colors to give things a new, fresh look.  For example, I love this J.Jill flounced shirt, which was last seen here.  In both cases I wore it as a jacket.  I just… Read More Changing it Up


Filtering Attitudes

We had an unfortunate event happen over the long July 4th weekend.  Our pool filter decided to slow and eventually completely stop working.  We called a company specializing in cleaning filtration systems but found they had such a backlog we were at least a week away from help.  The timing could not have been worse: … Read More Filtering Attitudes


My Hair Color Routine

True confession time: I color my hair. More specificly, I color my hair myself. Since the time I was in high school and wanted highlights (remember Sun-In?) my poor hair has been at my experimental mercy.  I’ve tried all sorts of colors and options to achieve them. My hair was always a shade described as… Read More My Hair Color Routine