sound asleep

I have to force myself to go to bed at a decent hour. The morning is unforgiving, what with the school bus coming at the same time every morning and all. The last thing I do before I retire to my room where my husband is already sleeping – he wakes up at an unspeakable […]

Why The #IceBucketChallenge Worked


For what it’s worth, my personal preference is to avoid all viral-Facebook-related things. I don’t tag folks to do this or that. I don’t participate when tagged. It’s just really not my thing. Also Facebook is not my favorite. However, when my kids were called out to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a few […]

Have We Given Up on Jeans?

jeans are a wardrobe staple

How many pairs of jeans do you own? OK – now how many actually fit you? Just kidding. Don’t answer that. I’m not ready to answer that one either. Regardless, jeans are a wardrobe staple for most of us. Denim has held a safe place in my life since childhood. In adulthood, even when I worked […]

Massage Envy Review {+ Houston-area Giveaway!}


Disclosure: Massage Envy provided me with a complimentary massage in exchange for my honest review. Have you ever had a massage? I am always surprised when I meet people who haven’t had one. I’ve had more than I can count. Not only can massages relieve muscle tension and be a great natural way to manage […]



The bad news has been more prevalent than the good lately. I have to really work on my psyche when this happens so the sadness doesn’t overwhelm me and inform my behavior and thoughts and choices. Last week was particularly rough as someone I’d known for years died. We weren’t close friends, but saw each other […]