Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Change happens whether or not we are prepared for it. Like the seasons of earth, we go through changes all the time. Embrace change. Accept it as a new beginning. Like the thaw of winter bringing new life in the spring, embark upon new adventures. Create, explore, learn, and embrace - Happy Spring

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Oh Yeah!

Yep, I wrote a book, a novella (a short novel), and yes it was published. It didn't do too horribly, had some decent reviews too that I didn't actually pay for, but that was a while ago. I'm working on a new one, had an agent really excited about it, and then she lost her excitement (fickle as she was). I have another agent excited about it now, so things are looking up. In the meantime, I pretend to be an intellectual authoress, who dances while vacuuming (really well too), fantasizes about cake, and thinks because she works out she can eat and drink whatever she wants.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring On My Mind

Okay, I love Spring. I'm sure most do.
Something happens to me and I start to come alive. Living in So Cal, we don't really go dormant like some in colder climates, but there is something about spring and my state of mind. Maybe it's because my son's birthday is in the spring. But honestly, I just love the weather, the flowers (especially lilacs and peonies), and the fashion. Don't get me wrong. I love boots in the fall and winter. I collect coats, even though I rarely wear them, and scarfs. But with spring comes a whole new world of fashion. There are so many fun trends right now. Just a few new pieces can accentuate a fabulous spring wardrobe.

My Three Best Fashion Pics for Spring:

1. Jumpsuit. Diane von Furstenberg has some darling jumpsuits, both in shorts or pants. Granted, they can be a bit pricy. But you can find one in your price range without a doubt.

2. Strappy sandals, not too high or platformy (is that a word??). Nude is hot right now, and I really love this look.

3. Gold jewelry- Think Charlie's Angels (The series, not the bad movie.) Don't go overboard, but gold goes with anything, trust me.

Spring is synonymous with a good mood, and how you feel affects how you look. Embrace the season. Fill your house with lilacs, and you will see how happy you will be.

Friday, January 23, 2015

My O' My...Been a Long Time

Happy New Year!!  

Time to reflect briefly on the past and move forward. What do I want to achieve in 2015? Is there something missing in my life? If so, go out and get it.  It's never too late to reach out and get that one thing you've been wanting. Do the things you dream about. Work toward that goal. Live the life you've dreamed of (someone else said that I'm sure).  

 Why do we need anyone else helping us to live our lives? Be your own Life Coach...take charge.  I tell myself this all the time. Embrace those you love and often.  These are my resolutions this year, and I'm stickin' to 'em.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Take Me Away...

I don't know what it is. Maybe it's the time of year: getting ready for the Holidays: Thanksgiving, my Birthday, Christmas, New Year's that I really get in the "Old Hollywood" spirit. The look, allure, and the beautiful people. They were elegant. Looked elegant and sounded elegant.

No matter what kind of day I've had, when I put my Frank Sinatra records on, my day instantly becomes better. The stress of the day melts away, and for some strange reason I start to crave champagne as I sing along with "I've Got You Under My Skin." I imagine Frank singing to Ava at a nightclub, her looking adoringly at him. I like this image. If there were such a thing as time travel, this is the moment I would travel back to. Most might go back to right some wrong in history, and although that thought has occurred to me, I know where I really want to go. It was a time well before my time, a time when even my mother was was only a few years old, but still it is my time, if only for a moment.

So with my records playing and my imaginary glass of champagne (because cooking dinner for your family and helping your child with their homework isn't really doable while enjoying a glass of bubbly) I'm transported (briefly) to that special place.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Summer Lovin'

'Tis moonlight, summer moonlight,
All soft and still and fair;
The solemn hour of midnight
Breathes sweet thoughts everywhere,

But most where trees are sending
Their breezy boughs on high,
Or stooping low are lending
A shelter from the sky.

And there in those wild bowers
A lovely form is laid;
Green grass and dew-steeped flowers
Wave gently round her head - Emily Bronte

Friday, January 11, 2013

A New Year

A New Year is upon us, and I'm ready for new adventures. I'm getting older (aren't we all?), and want to be sure I make the most of my life. A have a list of some of the things I want to accomplish. Of course, my professional career is uppermost, but things are looking up with my writing. I have a story that will be published next month (I'll post the link), and my novel is currently being considered for publication. So other that that, here's my short list (I kept it to Top Five):

1. Laugh more - (I always say this, but I think it needs to be said)
2. Don't sweat the small stuff (I'm pretty good about it, but then again I do have a teenager and a messy husband (see #5)
3. Travel more (Planning a trip to Belize in April, but want to travel 2-3 times a year. Why else do we work?)
4. Do something I love (I love writing, but in addition I love anything vintage, so I want to start a little biz on the side with vintage clothing, jewelry, etc)
5. Get Organized...really organized (Overall, I'm pretty organized, but it's difficult when one's married to the most disorganized guy on the planet, sorry honey. I can't even bring myself to go into the garage. Reminder: refer to #1 and #2 so as not to freak out)

As you can see, I didn't include the typical no sweets, exercise more. Admittedly, I need to eat less sweets, I know this, boy do I know this, and I already exercise everyday (so I can eat the sweets guilt-free), so I think we're good.

Happy New Year!