Beauty Balms: Which One?

If you’ve looked at a women’s, fashion or beauty magazine in the last 6 months then you have some idea about the new skincare wunder-product known as beauty balm (or BB, if you’re excruciatingly hip)....more

Blueberry Cake

I’ve been a bit obsessed with making dessert lately. My sweet tooth is an established fact but I convince myself it’s not so unhealthy when I bake the treats as when I buy them. I’ve been thinking about brownies with caramel but suddenly realized it was foolish not to take advantage of the amazing fruit available right now. A quick scan of my recipe file brought up this favorite which I duly made for dinner on Memorial Day....more

Unemployment and Health Care

Snoozefest, right? Or, at the very least something we all take for granted. However, the possibility of being uninsured should be enough to get, not just into your gut but into your bones and your dreams at night (if you can sleep). At the end of this month my COBRA will expire....more
Holy crap - $5,000/month? That is INSANE.   Great post - information I'll pass along to people ...more

Shrimp and Orzo Salad

Fire down people. I see the concern on your faces. Another recipe? Is this turning into a Martha Stewart gig and the next thing we’ll see is a post on how to crochet wineglass covers to keep bugs out of your wine during outdoor parties? NO. While I have the greatest respect for women who are that kind of creative I am not one of them....more

Lucky Brand Summer 2012 Fashion Show

Several weeks ago (in case you hadn’t heard) I went to a fashion show here in Portland co-hosted by Tim Gunn. The clothing was LuckyBrand® which is largely known for its denim and is fairly youth oriented. I know, what isn’t?...more

Delicious Kale Salad (Really!)

As someone who thinks the four food groups are sugar, salt, fat, and chocolate no one is more surprised than me that I’m in love with this salad. Kale? Bitter and tough.Brusselssprouts? Smelly and gross....more
Because you don't know me it's hard to say "trust me" but trust me this is one yummy salad.more