The Unexpected Guest Survival Guide

I have a relatively short list of pet peeves.  It basically includes two things: people watching videos (loudly) on their phone in public (without earbuds) and people showing up to my house without calling first. If you know me, you might find this tidbit to be a little shocking, but in spite of this, I…

Do you throw away your scraps?

“I am just so busy” is a relatable and common condition among many. We always manage to deplete our perceived fixed allotment of time, especially when it comes to the things we want or need to do the most.   We are too busy to take vacations or get enough sleep, too busy to do the…

Take Back Your Life While Drinking Cocktails

I am in recovery.  I suffer from incessant and insufferable worrying. The truth is, that for a long time, I never even realized it was a problem. My entire life has been filled with worry mostly fueled by fear of the unknown. It happened innocently enough, as a result of being raised to believe that…

The Perfect Day in San Clemente

There are few things in life that get me all giddy inside more than designing the perfect vacation itinerary #nerdalert.  I love every. single. thing. about. it.  I love all the planning. I love all the researching. I also love discovering an unusual and unexpected place or activity. Don’t even get me started on the…

Heart Hacks

We each have a finite amount of breaths.  Because of this little unavoidable truth, it is necessary to be as explicit and deliberate as possible about how we choose to spend our time.  Life is brimming with events that are beyond our control or those pesky things that give us the illusion that choice has…

Potato Cinnamon Rolls

As a child, I would occasionally get dropped off at school early enough to have breakfast in the cafeteria. The pure novelty made it an incredibly thrilling experience and the overwhelming sweetness of the cinnamon rolls they served was more than appealing to my 8-year-old palate. Until recently, I was working in schools that served…

Perfecting Your Bar Cart Style

I believe that your home should be a reflection of your personality and the things that matter most to you, while leveraging the way you like to live.  I also believe that the days of purchasing items that are beautiful, but go unused, are totally over. My mother moved to Alabama a couple of years…