Feel and Look Great This Spring/Summer

I love the feeling of spring approaching!  It’s almost like a new year, without the cold (depending on your location).


I would like to invite you to check out my boutique of self-picked items for you to make your look “pop” without the investment of a whole new wardrobe.  Of course we all like to have our new wardrobe, but like so many of us, we will have to make due with what we have due to the great economic conditions we are facing!

Take a look:  really cute items at great prices











How do you deal with the dirty secret of mental illness in a memoir?

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Mental illness, these days it runs rife in all of our lives, if not most of our families and for some of us, it might even be a way of life. While it may be charming to write about Aunt Dot’s confusing a hat stand for a man, or mom’s forgetting for the second time that day where she left her keys (that would be me) it’s not really fun to document a person’s slide into the deep dark pits of mental illness.

A twisted road  Photo credit: Marc Nozell A twisted road
Photo credit: Marc Nozell

Where days are spent under covers and when thoughts go to slicing through delicate wrist tissue.

Who wants to hear about that, right? Unless, of course, there is a message we can learn from it.

And yet, if, IF, there is a rise above that mental illness, we can often find ourselves with a new hero. Case in point, the…

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Who’s controlling Ukraine?

Just wondering the same thing. Russian military is going in

Anderson Cooper 360

Video that purportedly shows Russian helicopters over Ukrainian territory. There are reports of gunmen surrounding major airports. The Ukrainian government is describing the situation as an armed invasion. Today President Obama addressed the situation saying:

‘Just days after the world came to Russia for the Olympic Games, it would invite the condemnation of nations around the world.  And indeed, the United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine.”

Anderson discussed all of this with Ian Lee in Kiev, Diana Magnay in Crimea and Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto in Washington.

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