Putting a Fresh Face Forward: I Tried Microdermabrasion

  Fresh back from my trip to Cancun, I was relaxed and tanned. But despite careful and heavy use of sunscreen in the strong Mexican rays, my skin was not looking quite so refreshed as the rest of me. In fact, the fine lines around my eyes and on my forehead were more pronounced than ever. [Read On]

When A Habitual Overplanner Is Winging It

Back when I was single, traveling was easy. I’d book a trip with my friends and lob clothes in a suitcase the night before departure. At best, I’d pick up a new swimsuit and fresh sunscreen, but that would be it – if there was anything I desperately needed and forgot, I’d buy it at [Read On]

Because Massages are Self-Care, too

Since I’m a general failure at resolution-related things, I thought I’d brag a bit about how I’m facing up to my “one word” to conquer self-care, health, well-being and focus/self-discipline. Two out of three ain’t bad. One of my goals was to take control of my health and well-being – mental and physical. I had to [Read On]

Southwestern Chicken Roll-Ups

This blog post has been compensated by Borden® Cheese. All opinions are mine alone. #BordenCheeseLove #CollectiveBias #Love  Somehow, it feels like each passing holiday season gets busier and busier – and while it is wonderful to spend time with friends and family, making new memories, and celebrating cherished traditions when the new year arrives….I’m exhausted. [Read On]

One Word 2017: Conquer

I am not one for resolutions. And I’m downright disappointing at keeping promises to myself. Other people? No problem. Italian-Catholic guilt will get it done if determination and organization are lacking. All too often, however, I fall guilty to the mom phenomenon of putting everyone (and everything) else first to the detriment of herself.  I also lay [Read On]

Instant Pot Tortellini Turkey Tetrazzini

Post-Thanksgiving meals bring to mind one thing: leftovers. Now, there are only so many turkey sandwiches and Hot Browns a girl can eat before she says “enough turkey”, so I always freeze a bag (or two) of leftover turkey for when I need a fast meal and am low on ideas – and in the mood for [Read On]

Three Christmas Wishes by Sheila Roberts

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: MIRA   Release Date: October 18, 2016   Pages: 384    Synopsis Three friends, three wishes—one Christmas! Riley Erickson, her pregnant sister, Jo, and their friend Noel are all wishing for the same thing: the perfect man. Or at least men who are perfect for them. Riley’s hasn’t turned out to be too impressive, dumping her for [Read On]

Lovely Downtime at Beaches Negril

Y’all, I’m tired. Why is it that we always need a vacation when we get back from vacation? I find this to particularly be the case when I’ve returned from a more hands-free vacation, such as a cruise, or my recent trip to Beaches Negril – which I took without my children. No beds to [Read On]

Small Great Things – A Must Read Novel

I have a lot of advanced review copies of books on my Kindle, and because of this, it’s not difficult to lose track of the themes of the books as I queue them up to read.  It was a wildly unfortunate coincidence that the day I opened Jodi Picoult’s newest novel Small Great Things was the same day that five [Read On]

Birds of Paradise Exhibit at the Perot Museum

*I was invited to a media day preview of the Birds of Paradise exhibition at the Perot Museum.* I love checking out what is new at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science- it is a guilty pleasure to sneak downtown while the kids are in school and wander on my own. Yes, the kids [Read On]