Finding Your Childhood Audacity


Or… Remembering Your Inner 10 Year Old’s Bravery. Do you remember your first lemonade stand? I do. Vividly. Where I grew up, we had well water. An Artesian Well, which to me always sounded so sophisticated. Our runoff went into the creek across the street, while my neighbor’s runoff came out of a pipe at […]

Here’s Why You Need to Buy Local, Buy Handmade


Support Local Farmers! That’s the same sign I saw at least half a dozen times in every town I went through during a drive out to the country the other day. Signs for Farmer’s Markets and Village Malls and all these rustic, hand-painted calls to action. I stop as often as I can at these […]

6 Appealing Thoughts on Minimalism


I will absolutely admit that the idea of switching to a “minimalist” lifestyle does have a strong appeal to me. I spent much of my life living in a home that had all sorts of chotchkies, dishes on display (two to three sets of “fancy” dishes, plus the “everyday” set in the cabinet!), lots of […]

Dear Santa, I’d Love Some Tassimo T-Discs for Christmas This Year…

Okay so it doesn't really look like this... but how cute!

Okay, so here’s the rub. The boyfriend and I are enormous coffee drinkers in this house. I mean, all day, into the night. We’ve been through two coffee makers and an espresso/cap maker in the last 10 months together. When I told him that I was getting a Tassimo T20 Brewbot for us to try […]

Thankfulness 2010


I’m having a really emotional morning, and lucky for me (and you) it’s mostly happy emotions. I’m thinking about Thanksgiving, I’m thinking about all I have in my life to be grateful for, and I’m also thinking about people who maybe don’t have so much in life to be thankful about right now. I try […]