5 favorite business books for women

I read a lot, and lately a lot of what I have been reading are "business" books. What I've found is that the business books of today are far from dry. The ones I've found inspiring aren't just numbers and Harvard Business School case studies, but are injected with wit and personality....more

5 little ways to save money when traveling

Saving on vacation-- let's be honest-- that's kind of an oxymoron. I mean, you're paying for time off, and you're splurging already by planning a trip, but that doesn't mean you have to completely forget anything you learned about financial responsibility. There are a few things I do that make vacations a little less spendy and I hope they help you out, too....more

why you should get away with your significant other

A few weeks ago, my husband and I headed to Hawaii, where we spent 7 blissful days away from it all. (minus a few work emails and phone calls. Oops.) It was just us ....more

thrift shop

I really love to thrift shop. I love the thrill of the hunt and the possible bargains. It can be frustrating for sure, but when you score a gem from a second-hand store, it's a feeling that will top shopping at any big-box store....more

get outside

I live in a pretty dang amazing place. And honestly, sometimes I take it for granted. I'm hoping to get outside even more than before: hikes, skiing, camping and exploring in 2015 ....more

a little word for 2015

I don’t like the word change, but the word new I can get behind. New start, new year, new challenges and new ideas. New means fresh, original, and exciting and for me means good things in a few areas: New idea: For the first time in a while I have a crazy idea for the shop ....more


I haven't blogged in awhile and it's not because there wasn't anything to write about -- (I've had blog posts swirling in my head and saved on my phone) -- but rather, I have chosen not to write....more

With a little help from my friends

I'm a little blessed in the friend category. Not only are they beautiful people, but they're very generous with their time -- even precious weekend time....more

holidays 2014

Once upon a time, when I was a little girl, I had a Barbie doll that had a sparkly gold and black party dress. And that Barbie rocked that dress at every pretend holiday party she attended. I must say she looked pretty good....more

navy polka dots

I chose a lot of neutral, plain items for my 30x30 except for two things: one - the mustard-colored denim skirt, and two- a navy polka dot tee....more