Color Analysis in Fashion

Color Analysis in Fashion

Color Analysis entered the fashion world in 1978 with the publication of the popular Color Me Beautiful book by Carole Jackson, and is all about finding the colors that best compliment our skin tone. Having your “colors done” became the thing to do where I...
The Life of Riley

The Life of Riley

Almost 17 years ago to the day, we brought home a sweet 3-month-old Bichon puppy. My husband had recently retired, and so I named the puppy, Riley, since he would be “living the life of Riley” with my husband, while I was still working. We had forgotten...
Talking to Kids About Death

Talking to Kids About Death

Last week our grandchildren, Owen and Ella, came to stay with us for a few days. One of the things that Ella wanted to do was bake cookies. Because of our many other activities, we were running out of time before she had to leave, so I decided we should use my...
Highboy Make-Over

Highboy Make-Over

One of the things I love about where we currently live is that there is an abundance of antique furniture for free or for sale (typically at very low prices). I’m not sure why it’s so different here than where we used to live, in Southern California, but...
Is Having 3 Dogs Harder Than Having 2?

Is Having 3 Dogs Harder Than Having 2?

Once upon a time my husband and I had just 1 dog. We debated over getting a 2nd dog . (1 Dog or 2?) After much consideration, in 2016, we did adopt a 2nd Bichon, Stella. Riley, Dog #1, is on the right, and Stella, now Dog #2, is on the left. They love each other, play...
Rewinding Time

Rewinding Time

There are so many times I would like to rewind time and get a “do-over.” Usually, those are times when I feel like I didn’t handle a situation properly, perhaps because I didn’t have the skills, or the patience, or was just out of sorts that...
Thrift Shopping at its Best

Thrift Shopping at its Best

I love to go to flea markets, where I often find unusual pieces that I can repurpose and to which I can give new life. But I also like going to thrift stores. Just like at flea markets, you never know what you’ll find in a thrift store. Sometimes I see things...
Are Children Smarter Today?

Are Children Smarter Today?

Are children smarter today than we were at their age? I asked Google to find out what others think. “Kids are more aware of the world than the children of 25 years ago due to the spread of computers and internet and other global media They are also a bit smarter...
Sportsmanship When Losing

Sportsmanship When Losing

It was the day of Ella’s “big tournament.” She was very excited and had been talking about it all week. She woke up earlier than usual and was dressed in her uniform before anyone else in the house was awake. This is the first year Ella has played...