Diary #1

Diary #1

The last couple of years have been a struggle (career-wise).  I’ve felt like I can’t get clarity on things I…

Editor’s Letter #6

Editor’s Letter #6

Dear Readers,

Sometimes new beginnings come in fits and starts. I always wish for a spring that slowly wakes up. The earliest bloomers warm me up for a move into flushes of yellows and pinks and greens that stretch gently into to a colorful early summer climax.

But more often than not, a late snow storm arrives. Daffodils get flattened, and emerging plants zapped. The blooms of late summer fruit are wrecked and whole season of hydrangeas (or rhododendrons, or something) are lost.

This spring issue has been more the later than the former…

What Drives You?

What Drives You?

Are you hitting the road for the holidays? I am not – but I love a good epic holiday road…

The Creature In The Mailbox

The Creature In The Mailbox

Something is alive in the mailbox. A few months back the door of the mailbox rusted to the point that…

Word Diets and Pink Polka Dot Geraniums

Word Diets and Pink Polka Dot Geraniums

I’m on a word diet.  It’s just like Atkins, but instead of eating steaks slathered in butter, I have to…

Change Is In The Air

Change Is In The Air

After a summer of serious contemplation and consideration, I have so much to share with you that I hardly know where…

A Tale of A Highly Enabling Handheld Blower

A Tale of A Highly Enabling Handheld Blower

School starts Wednesday and I am loosing my summer help.  ‘The help’ (a.k.a. my children) have been “working” for me…

Heavenly Scented Candles

Heavenly Scented Candles

I discovered something wonderful recently. I have long been a lover of essential oils… the right scent can really energize…

Ticks!

Ticks!

I’m easily two months late in announcing it is tick season, but I thought I’d mention it as I have a…

Spring is Here! (I think)

Spring is Here! (I think)

I’ve got big plans this spring (I know I am speaking as if it is still coming – when in…

Purging for Sanity’s Sake

Purging for Sanity’s Sake

My front hall is hardly passable. I am purging. There are bags of clothes, nests of  tangled cables from long…

It Was Bitter Cold in NYC

It Was Bitter Cold in NYC

I spent the weekend in New York City, a last-minute trip I planned on Friday after Kate, Anne-Marie and I…

The January Garden (With A New Camera)

The January Garden (With A New Camera)

    But despite this somewhat demoralizing set of facts, I am undoubtedly in the freshest, most ready, frame of…

Seasonal Song: Josh Ritter – Homecoming

Seasonal Song: Josh Ritter – Homecoming

Without my husband, the soundtrack of my life would either not exist or be filled solely with simplistic drivel that…

Personal Branding and Beautiful Spring Bulbs

Personal Branding and Beautiful Spring Bulbs

Jeff Bezos (that Amazon guy) defines your personal brand as the thing that people say about you when you aren’t…

Revelations About Running A Lifestyle Businesses

Revelations About Running A Lifestyle Businesses

You may have noted the appearance of a few different topic headers at the top of this web page.  They…

A Tale of Improving Weather, Gardening and Anaphylactic Shock

A Tale of Improving Weather, Gardening and Anaphylactic Shock

The snow is piling up (over the windows at this point) and my cabin fever is turning into a strange…

Achieving Clarity

Achieving Clarity

This morning I dropped my car off to get new tires for the winter.  I’ve been entirely failing on a daily…

Finding a New Groove

Finding a New Groove

You are going to have to excuse me while I find my mojo. I am quite sure that it hasn’t…

What To Do With The Strawberry Tower?

What To Do With The Strawberry Tower?

My strawberries hate my strawberry tower. They literally run from it. Last year in my book writing garden absence, I…

A Crazy Thing Happened Yesterday…

A Crazy Thing Happened Yesterday…

…my book went up on Amazon.com for pre-order.  I found out from a friend who mentioned it in an email….I…

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