No Labels Please

Life has been hectic! A good, busy hectic! I have taken time to enjoy life with my family. Since my last post, my family and I went on a white water rafting trip, we have braved roller coasters, I got to ride shotgun on the back of a motorcycle, we have zip-lined across tree tops, and I have lounged in pajamas all day with my family. It has been a mixed bag of good, adrenaline infused fun....more

DIY Chalkboard Paint Ideas

Chalkboard paint has become all the rage. And it's uses for creating home decor pieces that you can personalize with the swipe of a piece of chalk have become seemingly endless. I love this idea for spray painting wine bottles and then personalizing them with a faux label or design. ...more
Fun article.  I found chalkboard labels the other day at Staples..Cant' wait to try them out.  I ...more

Thinking Big! "Why Not?"

Yun and kids visited an old friend on Christmas day.  A single mother, she is determined to be all she can be.  Indeed, she has been many women, and has done many things….. multi-degreed  black-belt martial artist, a physicist and a scientist, an astronaut want to be, a marathon runner, a ‘good witch’ who lives in mystery, a loyal friend, a devoted Catholic…you name it, she is it  and she does it! “Why not?”  If one  would ask her such a question, that’s  what she’d answer....more

Cat and Dog Fur Apparel Must be Labeled

About 10 years ago, we discovered that some ski boots were lined with dog fur and sold by a chain of sporting good stores. Although legal across the United States, selling those boots in California violated a section of the Penal Code which makes it a misdemeanor to sell, buy, possess, give away or import a dog or cat pelt. Additionally, there was no label disclosing the type of fur used in the boot.  We successfully prosecuted the stores....more

What's All This Fuss About Campbell Soup's New Label Design?

On Monday, September 29, 2008,  499 stocks on the S&P 500 lost value. In one of the most historic sell-offs in the market's history -- the market tumbled 799 points -- just one stock gained value -- Campbell Soup. Pundits didn't shy away from the symbolism. Was this a sign that Americans wanted to focus on the basics after a decade of greed and excess? ...more

I am Jennifer, a...

…mother, wife, daughter, family chef, laundry goddess, chauffeur, gardener, domestic goddess, survivor, advocate and patient.   Until I had a brain tumor, I had never considered the meaning behind these labels, if they fit and why people used them.  ...more


Labelingto name, or tag--to attach label to or to classify as Why do we label?Is it to place things and people into categories to better know them or as a dismissal?Once something or someone has been labeled--do we go back and reevaluate them?a fruit that is oblong in shape, has a firm outer layer, and is green then turns more yellow and ultimately brown as it ripens -- a Banana or a type of banana--there is no reason to disbute this but when it comes to people-we are not as clear cut...more

Straight Talk from Coaches on the Edge

elizabeth: I guess I don’t have a thing for labels. ...more

What Is It About The Word "Homemaker" That Sets My Teeth On Edge?

Last month, I served four days of jury duty, and one of the first things we had to do was check in and receive our day's payment. On the first day, the clerk verified my name and address, then asked about my occupation. "Are you at home?" he asked. ...more

Discovering Something About Yourself that You've Lived With Your Whole Life

It has come to my attention in the past few days, almost a week now actually, that I am an adult that has an issue.  I've lived with this issue my entire life, never even CONCEIVING of the notion that there was an issue.  It's who I am and how I've been.  No one ever told me it was an issue. Apparently, I have ADD.  Yeah, I know.  That's pretty big.  At least I think so.  Here's why. ...more

I've often wondered that myself.  I mean, they didn't always know about all this stuff.  Like ...more