Today I bought new lipstick and mascara at Sephora. As we were in line to check out I told my daughter this story: Once upon a time, in my early 20s my best friend and I were in Macy's and just for fun we went up to the Benefit Cosmetics counter and got makeovers. The… Continue reading Celebrating Financial Growth
Fresh Season, Fresh Habits
Did you know that 40% of our daily activities are simply habits? We're on autopilot almost half of our time! So the obvious question is, "Do I have good habits or bad habits?" Now honestly most of us have a combination of both so don't start beating yourself up over your bad habits so quickly.… Continue reading Fresh Season, Fresh Habits
Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Traditionally, Catholics “give up something for Lent.” The practice is meant to bring one closer to God in two ways: first to separate oneself from worldly pleasures or crutches and second to experience some of the suffering Jesus endured for our sins. The most common things… Continue reading Celebrating Lent
Is “I’m Fine” Authentic?
Have you seen the commercial about atopic dermatitis? In it, a lady is constantly covering her skin, even when it’s warm out, and cancelling plans, while saying, “Yeah it’s my eczema again, but It’s fine.” I think just about anyone with a chronic illness can relate to this commercial. And we all know she’s not… Continue reading Is “I’m Fine” Authentic?
Three Reasons Why You’ve Already Blown Your New Year’s Resolutions
Happy New Year! Yup, I know, we’re three weeks in. However, my eight to five is in the wonderful world of accounting and I’ve spent the last three weeks closing out the books on 2017. I offer that as an explanation for my absence over those few weeks. While everyone else is all “New year,… Continue reading Three Reasons Why You’ve Already Blown Your New Year’s Resolutions
Do They Know It’s Christmas Time At All?
I’m not a Bah Humbug person. I’ve actually been quite elfy in the past. I’ve always loved decorating, baking, gift giving and spending time with family, so naturally I’ve loved Christmas because I get to roll all of those things into one season. But as we get older, things seem to change. Family members pass… Continue reading Do They Know It’s Christmas Time At All?
As Sugar-Fest 2017 Comes to a Close…
If you read way back in my archives, you’ll learn the story of the time I started running and cut out most carbs, resulting in a 35 pound weight loss. You’ll also learn the story where I developed a condition called pseudotumor cerebri. One of the medications I was put on for that killed my… Continue reading As Sugar-Fest 2017 Comes to a Close…
Mom, What’s For Dinner? Vol. 4
Oh yeah, that menu planning thing again… Tonight is our monthly dinner with my bestie and it happens to be her birthday as well. The goddess wants Spaghetti Factory so the goddess shall have Spaghetti Factory. I ain’t complainin’. Tomorrow, we’re traveling up north a couple hours because momma wants a Christmas Tree with a… Continue reading Mom, What’s For Dinner? Vol. 4
Goal Setting 101
I ended my last post by saying that I plan to enter 2018 peaceful and moisturized. It’s not too early to start thinking about goals for next year. Can you believe 2018 is just a few weeks away?! To prepare you, I offer you a crash course in goal setting. There are five criteria that… Continue reading Goal Setting 101
Merry Pamper Month!
AAAAAGGGHHHHH! A new month starts tomorrow and I still suck at menu planning, my Flylady habit for November. If you all will humor me, I’m going to try to stick with this one for a while longer and continue to post about it here for accountability’s sake. But tomorrow a new habit starts and it’s… Continue reading Merry Pamper Month!