I Have Nothing to Wear: Update

January is my time to reflect and assess: finances, health, habits. I like to stop, take a breath and evaluate what I am doing and whether it still makes sense. Last fall I needed to clear out my closet and decided to give the capsule wardrobe a try (I Have Nothing to Wear). If you are not familiar, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of 30-40 essential, classic pieces that coordinate with each other to make a multitude of different outfits. It took me a while to whittle down my multi-size collection of clothes to decide what my capsule would contain, but once I committed it was on!

Healthy Holiday? Yes!

Whether you are trying to lose weight or just not gain, this time of year can be daunting with so many delicious treats everywhere! Even the highest level of willpower is tested by the sheer volume of seasonal delicacies. Here are a few helpful tips to help stay on track and tasty recipes that won’t leave you feeling deprived.

Love Story

Weddings make me cry.  To be fair, Hallmark commercials also make me cry. However, there is just something about a love story.  I don’t have to know the bride and groom well, or even at all!  Watching as the next chapter of a couple’s story unfolds is beautiful; sharing the moment they publicly vow to…

A Mint of Mint

Have you ever had something that you just couldn’t get rid of? No matter how hard you try to yank it out of your life, it just grows back even bigger! It’s pervasive, invasive and relentless: MINT!

Pearls

What makes you who you are?
We string together experiences and lessons one by one like pearls. Some are born out of irritants, but they help us develop many beautiful layers of strength and courage. Others are timeless gifts of wisdom graciously given by those closest to us.

Ready for spring?  Let’s clean! 

Spring has sprung- well sort of! It’s hard to tell as I look out my window at the inevitable Midwestern spring snowfall.  Grrrr!  In my heart and on my calendar it is spring which means it is time to shake out the cobwebs and conquer the clutter that the dark days of winter hid from sight.  I’ve scoured the web for spring cleaning tips and tricks.