5 Fab Finds Under $50

Monday, January 18, 2021

I'm all about basic, functional outfits lately that are grounded in classic style. After I put this collage together, I realized that I had unintentionally chosen items that work incredibly well together. Whether you buy one item or all of them, you won't be disappointed.

Weekend Dispatch

Monday, January 11, 2021

What a year it has been, and we are only 11 days in. Sheesh! Not off to a good start, but I have hope that the year will get better. It's been hard to focus on anything this week. For the first time in months, I actually watched TV. On Wednesday one of my Facebook friends posted that protestors had stormed the Capitol and managed to make it inside. Immediately I turned on CNN. I don't think I've watched an actual TV in over a year. I stick to Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video. So, you know it was a thing when I watched TV. Anyway, how is everyone doing? I know things are pretty heavy right now. Just want to check in to see how everyone is handling our current state of the union.

If you need a distraction, here's how I've been spending my time lately.

Remember To Take Care of Yourself

Thursday, January 7, 2021

I had a different post slated for today but in light of Wednesday's horrific events in our nation's capital, I decided, at the last minute, to shift gears. When something as monumental and as disturbing as the insurrection on the Capitol building occurs, it's easy to succumb to feelings of terror and horror. As soon as I saw a friend post about protestors storming the Capitol, I immediately turned on the TV (something I haven't done in months). For the next two hours, I sat mesmerized in front of the TV. I couldn't focus on anything else. Then I began to obsessively check social media for updates.

After a few hours, I was emotionally overcome and overwhelmed. I needed to step back and step away. I turned off the TV, got in my car, and ran a few errands that were planned for earlier in the afternoon but obviously never happened. It was good to take a break from the noise. But more importantly, it reminded me how important it is to take time to take care of yourself.

How To Prepare Your Property For Winter

Monday, January 4, 2021

This post was written in partnership with Premier Snow Management.

Now that the holidays are behind us and we have at least 3+ months of winter ahead of us, it's time to start thinking about "winterizing" your property. It's better to be ahead of the game during the winter months so that you don't find yourself without heat, with excess snow you can't remove, or with unnecessary damage to your home. Here are a few easy ways to prepare your property for winter's challenging months and treacherous weather.

Best Online Reads

Thursday, December 31, 2020


The ten stories from around the web that I am loving this week:

1. The 7 most common places COVID-19 is spreading right now via Huffington Post.

2. Twenty-one healthy ways to welcome 2021 via Prevention Magazine.

3. The 10 coldest cities in the world via The Discoverer.

The Best Things I Cooked and Baked in 2020

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

In 2020 most of us found ourselves with plenty of time at home and quite possibly, on our hands. In the early days/weeks of lockdown, I obsessively checked my phone for COVID updates. But after my obsession cooled, I turned to books, baking, and cooking to alleviate the stress and pass the time. With more time to try recipes that I long had bookmarked for a rainy day, I stepped up my game in the kitchen and truly appreciated all the time I spent there.

I experimented with a lot of new recipes, but these were the ones that I made over and over again.

Aging With Dignity: Tips For Choosing A Memory Care Facility

Sunday, December 27, 2020

There's no avoiding getting older, but some people are more fortunate than others and stay healthy and mentally sharp. For others, general health deteriorates, resulting in mobility and pain issues. Some people are no longer capable of independent living because of mobility or mental acuity problems. For many midlifers, either caring for an aging parent or growing older themselves has prompted them to think about care options for elderly relatives. There are several types of care facilities for senior citizens depending on their physical and mental health, including memory care facilities.

Weekend Dispatch

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

We are in the holiday home stretch, and if you haven't felt it yet, the pressure is on. It's time to get the shopping, baking, wrapping, and decorating finished. I have to say, it feels nice to know that this Christmas things will be a little slower, calmer. No rushing around on Christmas Eve to beat the crowds at church. No big group for Christmas dinner. No pressure to have the house impeccably decorated. Most of my shopping is finished. The presents I have are wrapped and ready to be placed under the tree. I'm waiting on a few more to be delivered, but other than that, we are ready!

Now I need to sit back with a cup of tea and make my list for how I plan to spend the week between Christmas and New Year's Day reading, binge-watching, listening, etc.

In the meantime, here are a few of the things I've been devouring lately.

Tips To Optimize Your Home Air Quality

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

 These days we are spending more and more time at home. If you are a non-essential worker, it's likely that you are working at home. Chances are your children are at home at least part-time for school. With all the time we are spending indoors, it's important that the air quality of our homes is the best it can be. Indoor air quality is often overlooked as it isn't something that is immediately noticeable. We can't see it or smell it, so we tend to ignore it until we start to suffer possible side effects.

We recently had an issue in one of our bathrooms where mold had begun to grow and eventually spread. It was cause for concern since mold can be very unhealthy, especially for those who suffer from respiratory issues such as asthma. Mold is considered an indoor air pollutant, and if left untreated, mold will spread throughout your home and cause serious respiratory and overall health problems.

5 Fab Finds Under $50

Wednesday, December 2, 2020


earrings | decorative sign | pajamas | sherpa tree | v-neck sweater

I hope you had a restful Thanksgiving weekend. Ours was low-key, but what isn't these days? In case you haven't had your fill of good deals from Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I've got five fab finds under $50 coming at you today, and of they are Christmas themed because why not?