Confession: I do not recycle.

There, I said it. I can see the disappointment on your face; the sideways smirk, a slight "tsk." And it makes me want to hide under the table and suck my thumb. There are things I think I do to help the environment and as much as I'd like to think I'm jumping on the GREEN bandwagon, I've more or less took hold - but my body is dragging along, pulled at top speed, hitting every rock and tree along the way. Therefore with this new year, I'm going to try to be, as much as I can be: Green"ish." ...more

The 29 Day Giving Challenge


Got Mail? Tackling the Paper Clutter

 In my mind there’s no question that the mother of all organizational nightmares is PAPER. And incoming mail plays a big role. Every day we wage a never-ending war with the insidious flow of personal mail, flyers, catalogs, newspapers and other “important” reading that we willingly bring into our sanctuaries. Our domestic castles have become expensive mail rooms for paper do-do piles. ...more

Pre-Loved Fashion Shopping in Santa Monica: A Walking Guide

Thousands of tourists flock Santa Monica every year to enjoy the pretty beach, go on a solar-powered ferris wheel ride on the pier, and of course, shop. But while most shoppers head straight to the mostly-chain stores on Third Street Promenade and Main Street, Santa Monica's home to a bevy of pre-loved fashion stores that offer cute, eco-friendly shopping opportunities for every budget. ...more

Hey, I'm also from a small Georgia town...and also in need of a thrifty trip to visit these ...more

Blogging Virgin Often Qualifies for Senior Discounts

 I decided to learn about and begin blogging for a couple of reasons. I need to keep my brain challenged by learning new things.  I want to understand the challenges my daughter is facing as a parent in this constantly changing world where technology has created an entirely different environment for her to be parenting in than what I was faced with raising her and her sister. ...more

Green Moving Boxes -- Made of Plastic

I avoid buying plastic products. Plastics contribute to the degradation of the world’s oceans, harm wildlife, and threaten human health. But in certain situations, I think that durable plastics can actually be the better alternative to biodegradable materials like cardboard. No, I didn’t suddenly take a job lobbying for the American Chemistry Council. Rather, I was contacted by Spencer Brown of Rent-a-Green Box, who manufactures and delivers recycled plastic moving boxes that save trees by replacing disposable cardboard. ...more
 @spencerbrown  Hey Spencer...Larry at Pack-All llc   just seeing how your doing today! We are ...more

Blog o sphere: Here We Come

Last year was full of firsts for us; our first babies; our first time entering the workforce as  mothers; our first resignations realizing that motherhood and the corporate world don’t always mix well, or the way you want; and the first time we started a business. It has been a tumultuous time!...more

Designer Fashion at Guilt Free prices

"First Liberty of London, now, MOODY MAMAS at Target, ladies! Just discovered the cutest ...more

My Love Affair with Owls & knick knacks

So as you know, or some of you may not actually know, I love owls.I love them because they seem magical in a sense, they are so striking to look at, and I find them adorable. They have the coolest eyes and wings andWhen I think back to when I was a kid I was always intrigued by them (especially that owl in Labyrinth, haha) but the last 2 years or so , I started to draw them and now I can't get enough of them.I have over 20 drawings of owls and lots of knick knacks etc......more

[ReDeemed] Tablescape Thursday #1

I admit.  I've been lurking in the shadows.  I've been admiring your tables from afar.  I've been sad that I could not pull up a chair and join you. ...more