Taking Out the Trash – Make Room for Spring

Messy Closet

It’s the perfect metaphor for so many things. TAKING OUT THE TRASH! I recycle in hopes of turning my glass, paper, plastic and aluminum into other things. I remove old food from my refrigerator that has expired for fear of getting sick.   Those are easy things to trash. Why is it  that we have such […]

Color of the Month for March

March Colors

Boy, am I ready for Spring!  It seems to have been a strange winter so far and I’m sure that we’re not quite done, but the promise of spring and warmer weather is just around the corner! If you were born in the month of March, Happy Birthday!  There are many birthdays in my family […]

Celebrating 10 Years, Personal Growth and Transitions

Anniversary

  The month of March marks the 10th anniversary.  I vividly remember my husband asking me this question: “How long do you see yourself doing this?” My response was swift and sure… “I don’t know, I guess 10 years.” I was turning 48 and I figured, what the heck!  I can do anything for 1, 2, 3 […]

What’s YOUR Style Personality

What’s YOUR Style Personality? Do you know what defines a style personality?  Can you pick which of these images might be who YOU are?  Your style personality is defined in the clothes you wear.  Sometimes we forget who we are and just ‘go for it’….buy what’s styled on the mannequin.  Then we don’t wear these […]

Style Personality – Are You Reserved?

Meg-Ryan-StyleYOUniversity.com

Style Personalities can be complex. During the month of February, we’re talking all month long about the characteristics that define your style personality. Last week we explored the vast substance of expressive and reserved style personalities. We talked about Lady Gaga being an “expressive” personality.  When thinking about reserved personalities, sometimes the word ‘reserved’ conveys […]

Clearance Time – How to Shop a Sale

Sale

The Holiday season is over and you are seeing sale signs everywhere. Your heart is beginning to palpitate. YOU MUST go shopping, right? It’s a sale….there must be something you have to have? Not so fast…Before you run and scour the sales, do me a favor and check out this top 10 list. Make sure […]

Color for the Month of January

January Colors

The Color for the month of January is Caramel.  A Colorful way to start the Year!  Happy Birthday January!  If your birthday is in January you are in the month of new starts!  The month is considered practical, you are determined and a builder.  From the Book, Colorstrology, The Color for the Month of January […]

A Meaningful Life – Join Me on the Journey

Life's A Journey

The Journey of Life Look through these trees. Can you see to the end? I can’t! You can see through but not to the end.  The end is a mystery. It’s a beautiful mystery that soon will be completely obscured with greenery.  I like winter for this reason. You get a glimpse of seeing through to opportunities, but […]

The Return of the Man – Menswear Trends

J. Crew Ludlow Collection

Watch out ladies, the hottest trend in the fashion industry is…..MEN, and it’s NOT your Trend… It’s Menswear Trends for the man! Could this signal the return of the MAN? I’m all for equality and women’s rights, but have felt for some time now that men have been taking a back seat….and it hasn’t been […]

Food for Thought: Pure Vanilla Extract – Is It?

Pure Vanilla Extract

For many years now, I have made it a practice to READ labels.  Do you read labels too?  With the Holiday Season upon us baking in my house is in full force.  This means that I am buying a LOT of sugar, flour and vanilla extract. I only bought artificial vanilla extract once, and that was […]