The Stuff Beauty products/body care products. Love ’em, hate ’em, can’t live without em? Do you feel as overwhelmed as I do trying to negotiate the beauty aisle? So many products. When we moved to our new home I realized I, too, had so many products. Seriously. I could stock my own beauty… Read More The Five Body Care Products You Really Need
The Jacket My mom gave me this jacket a while back. Thanks Mom! It’s a great piece, especially since kimono-inspired jackets and wraps are all over style pages. In truth, my jacket is probably more Mandarin-influenced but the overall effect is the same. I guess the longer styles are more kimono-esque, but anything silk or… Read More Kimono-Inspired
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?
Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Okay, perhaps more than sometimes. I had this vision of a streetstyle-type photo shoot for this denim outfit. Sigh. We got a late start. It was hot. It was windy. We had so many other things to work on we were pressed for time. It doesn’t matter what the… Read More Just Denim
Ah Tanner! He’s such a sweet boy, but he has such a penchant for getting in the way. If you’re heading through a doorway, he has a gift of placing himself in that doorway two seconds before you walk through. Every time. I’m not sure if he does it on purpose or it just happens… Read More Feeling a Little Casual
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?
You’ve probably heard a lot about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It’s such a great opportunity to pick up pre-season fashion at after-season sale prices. Did you know it’s also a great time to pick up fashion for your home? Nordstrom has a lot of home accessories on sale. Who knew? I sure didn’t, but after… Read More Nordstrom Sale for the Home
We made a (very) quick trip through Temecula this past weekend to pick up some wine club shipments on our way to meet our daughter. Life has been so busy we couldn’t remember our last visit. We know it was some time before we moved into our new home last fall. It’s been much too… Read More Breezing Through Wine Country
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
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