Weekly Roundup: Botanical prints

I know I might freak purists out by combining my writing and fashion pursuits on the same blog, but it’s who I am.  No use separating them. Anyway, this week I noticed a lot of botanical prints come across the web at me.  I’ve always been a sucker for a floral print (especially the past…

Happiness

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:
There are two ways to be happy: change the situation, or change your mindset towards it. Today’s society is obsessed with happiness. We want instant gratification, success, fame, soulmates that never die… We grow complacent with people and ideas. We grow cold and bitter because we want what we want…

Absence makes the Heart…

  It’s been a few weeks.  Time, it gets away. People demand.  Progeny needs. Time is a commodity best handed out with droppers. One drop here, two there. Waste not, want not. But I do waste.  And I definitely want. “Part of the problem”. Society’s tether, Obligation’s umbilical cord. At least we’re here, Surviving, striving,…

Silent All These Years

Words fail me. When I want them, they won’t come. Or they sputter, spewing with ineptitude on my audience. When they do come, they are rarely cohesive, Constructive, Thought out, considered. My foot has never tasted good, but I persist. In it goes. As I chew, I flagellate. Condemn, Punish. I can see them- my…

Well Rounded

I’ve come to realize that- like myself- my blog must be well rounded.  I am not merely an author. I am also a jewelry designer.  And a stylist.  And an avid traveler. Therefore I will post for all my passions.  For they all make me a defiant romantic.  

Inspired by: The 90’s

Sometimes it’s something simple.  One image that grabs you and takes you back to another time. Yesterday I came across an item that I hadn’t thought about since I was ten years old. Esprit, the fashion brand that was all the rage in the late 80’s, early 90’s came back to me in a flash of…

I’ve Seen the Light

Today I discovered my favorite light.  I’d been thinking about  my favorite time of day, when it occurred to me that it’s more about the light.  Twilight is definitely high up the list. But it doesn’t quite strike the right chord. Today I found it- my favorite light.  It was unusually warm for a winter’s day…

My Plate

I read a really great article yesterday about prioritizing in this world of “having it all”.  Here’s the link: How to Prioritize When Everything is Important by Kate Arends (Wit & Delight) This struck me hard because I, like many other 30-somethings, am struggling with trying to juggle all the aspects of my life. Ms….

Okay. Now what?

As I approach 2017, I’ve really been looking at my life.  The way it is at this moment in time. I’m approaching 40.  I have an established home, husband/forever relationship, children, friend groups, even pets.  I’ve pretty much figured out “who I am”- I have a distinctive sense of self.  I also have many passions…

Inspired By: Texture

  *Wanted to add a note here for my previous readers:  I’m a fashion person.  Always have been.  So while I’ve been an author all my life, I’ve also been inspired by the visual aspects of fashion/home decor/travel, etc.  I’ve decided to begin adding posts related to all things that inspire me.  Sorry for any…

Epic Couples: The Nerd Edition: Part 1

Back again with another “Epic  Couples”.  Warning!  I’m about to get pretty geeky up in here. My favorite couples come not only from books, but movies and television shows as well.  They inspire me just as much as a good story. First up- my favorite all time TV couple:  Buffy and Spike of “Buffy the…

Life Update

Time has been slipping between my fingers lately.  Life, it seems, is the hare.  My desire for simplicity is the turtle, begging for levity. I’ve been absent these past few weeks, and for that, I apologize.  Last week my family and I were in Vermont on vacation.  It was the escape I had been craving….