Giving Thanks for Spanxs

As most of you know, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. For those who did not know that, might I suggest a new calendar for Christmas this year? Every year around Thanksgiving I have a hard time deciding on a post. I am passenger #1 on the struggle bus here, folks. Do I post something sweet and meaningful that touches the hearts of the millions few that read this blog? Or do I come up with something short and somewhat slightly and/or entirely hilarious?  ...more
Cute post! Thanks for the giggle first thing this morning! Happy Thanksgiving!more

Labels of Thanks

 Nail Party (puts smiles on my nails and helps a friend make sales). Breaded Mushrooms ...more

8 Things I'm Thankful for This Thanksgiving

I'm not going with "a roof over my head" this year, because I'm thinking that's obvious and almost everyone's favorite thing to say when awkwardly put on the spot at the Thanksgiving table. Especially since the person before you just said that. I also don't think it's fair to leave out other things that are also really important in day-to-day life that no one even thinks to be grateful for.Eight odd things I'm truly thankful for?...more
I'm grateful for reading glasses.  And mammograms.  And apps that remind me to get the damn ...more

Friday 5: Celebrating Simplicity

  5 moments from the week. Cheers to making it through! ...more

Friday 5: Celebrating Simplicity

1. Here's to kids that know how to rock a 'stache.Mustaches were the theme for this week's half-day of school and I love that the kids were up for it! Could Vance's facial expression match that 'stache any better?   2. Here's to my favorite gymnast!...more

Friday 5: Celebrating Simplicity

5 simple happenings from the week worth celebrating. Here's to no injuries on the 5th grade golfing field trip.Since 5th grade is the senior year of elementary school, field trips focus on fun. The teachers put an educational spin to it, but we know what's really going on. The kids golfed, bowled, and hiked and had a great time. ...more

What Would You Be Left With?

Not long ago, a dear friend posed the following question to me:What would you have today if you were only left with the things you had given thanks for the day before?That stopped me dead in my tracks. What would I be left with? Thinking back to the previous day, it dawned on me that I would be left with nothing.Not my health.Not my home.Not my job.Not my family and friends.Nothing....more

Having a second childhood

I had a fantastic childhood (thanks, Mom!). Even when my memories fail me, I have lots of pictures to look back on: Christmases full of presents, parties with lots of friends, family vacations to new and unusual places. (And caves...what was it with having children visit caves as part of a vacation? But I digress.)...more


As usual, I was behind the chair for 8 hours today doing hair.  I had great clients from start to finish and lots of laughs along the way.  I have had many people actually say to me..."You really don't work do you?"  Well, I actually do...or at least my aching feet say I do at the end of a long day.  But I understand what they mean when they say this.  I am not really confined by a definitive set of rules outlined by an overbearing boss or corporation.  I set my own hours, I listen to my clients needs and wants, try to meet them and generally have...more