Dear Sentimentalist

Dear Sentimentalist, From a very early age, our daughter, who is now 4, took very well to potty training during the day. Since that time, however, our parenting skills seem to be on the decline, as we have created a mutual dependence on the “pull-up”. And yes, although the pull-up is easy and reliable for… read more

Sharing is caring.

I got a Rag and Bone dress today. It’s GORGEOUS! Wish I could say I bought it, but I didn’t. It was “handed off” to me by a friend. It was just a smidge too tight on her ribcage and she figured since I am 5 whole inches shorter than her my ribcage might be… read more

Five Friday Favorites

Just a few of my current favorite things… Chef’n Emulstir $14.99 This gadget makes it easy to always keep home made salad dressing on hand. I leave a full jar of my homemade balsamic vinaigrette with my condiments at all times. It makes tossing together a salad that much more special. Dressing from the jar… read more

On Character…

If you ever doubt you have enough stamina to make it to the gym take a peak at this video and I challenge you not to be inspired. Bandit is small but fierce. I am not sure I have ever so doggedly (pun intended) committed to something. My favorite moment is when he has just… read more

WTF?

Found this little critter crawling on my floor recently. (So very creepy and crawly)   I recognized him as the living kin of the dead critters I found amongst my cashmere sweaters last fall when I took them out to wear. 15 of said sweaters (both mine and John’s) had massive holes in them. WTF… read more

Amortizing Costs…

I have a fabulous neighbor. She is that woman who seems like she puts no effort into getting ready and always looks fresh-faced, put-together, and glowing. She’s the kind of mother who puts her family first and doesn’t splurge on goodies for herself. How she does it? I do not know… We recently crossed paths… read more

Pain in my neck!

I know where you thought this was going. I was being literal people. This post truly is about the constant low-grade pain in my neck. (The area that hurts!) For months now I have been complaining, wincing, massaging, and popping my neck – all in an effort to relieve the pain that often wakes me… read more

Time for a quickie!

There is nothing I like more than quickly throwing together a meal. And when I say “throwing” I literally mean taking all sorts of random things that are in the kitchen and just throwing them together! What do shrimp, peppers, onions, tomato sauce, kale, pine nuts, goat cheese, and raisins have in common? They were… read more

White Out!

It’s cold outside. Bone chilling, teeth chattering, finger freezing cold. It’s hard to look chic when covered in layers. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Why not let the weather inspire you? Think white, dress white, and we might even get more snow… (Classic Tretorn with leather laces from Tomboy Style) (Emily Weiss of… read more

Go on and ask. You know I’ll answer…

I love any and every opportunity to give people my opinion. Just ask those who know me well. I am a know-it-all. That being said, send me questions! I am DYING to give you answers. No need to give your name, I appreciate anonymity. I do! Not for myself, but for others. If I don’t have a… read more