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 […]

Color of the Month – December Colors

Pagoda Blue

December is a month of holidays.  This is the month for parties.  everyone is stepping out in bright, bold, festive colors.  The color of the month of December is Pagoda Blue! You see the color here to the left, but why is Pagoda Blue chosen for this month’s color? When you look outside there is […]

Dressing Up for the Holidays With These 5 Tips

Dressing up for the Holidays is here.  The “season” is upon us. Have you started to receive invitations to parties, after work events and are getting stressed? Do you feel as though you have “work” appropriate but can’t quite figure out the ‘party thing’? There’s no need to sigh! Don’t say “I haven’t a thing […]

Marsala – Pantone Color of the Year 2015

Color of the Year 2015

NOTHING excites me more than color.  I anxiously await the Color of the Year announcement each December. It seems as if it comes earlier and earlier each year. Thursday, December 4th, Pantone announced the Color of the Year for 2015; and as you can see….the color is Marsala!  What a wonderful, yummy color this is! […]

Stylish Recipe – Granola Recipe With Dried Cherries

Granola Bars

 Granola Recipe with Dried Cherries I feel that I have finally found a granola recipe that I can honestly say is easy and tasty!  I modified a recipe recently and am still tweaking it but the way it is right now is just about perfect. It includes some heathy things such as flax seeds, chia seeds […]

The Morning After a Big Event

Mopping the Floor

No one told me that I’d be sad on Monday!  It’s the strangest mix of emotions. As vulnerable as this feels, I just have to say it! I did not expect this, and it may sound strange but I wasn’t a big part of the planning part of this event. Maggie is VERY organized. I […]

Lemon Essential Oil – Not Just for Iced Tea Anymore

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil – Properties, Benefits and Uses   Ever notice the number of uses for Lemons? I didn’t until recently, when I began using drops of lemon essential oil in my water each day. One thing leads to another, to another and here I am sharing with you the multitude of uses for lemon oil. […]

Color for November What It Says About You

November Colors

Birthday Color Happy Birthday to you if your birthday is in the month of November.  Your color is Claret Red.  Michele Bernhardt, author of Colorstrology says you are Intense, Passionate and Transforming! “The color for the month of November is Claret Red.  Intense and passionate, this color inspires depth, strength, and love.  People born during […]

5 Ways to Feng Shui Your Closet

Feng Shui

8 Point Feng Shui System Feng Shui is the ancient practice of aligning your environment.  It is said to reflect what is going on inside your life.  So, let me ask you a question. What does your closet look like right now? Is your closet a collected mass of junk, or is it organized?  Does it […]