Living & Spirit

Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Ugly Christmas Sweaters & Where to Get Them

I definitely remember when the Christmas sweater made it big in the 80’s and 90’s. My mom had one. Or two? I’m trying to remember if these sweaters were already deemed ugly …

TThe Basics of Block Printing

Online lifestyle classes to ease my empty nest feeling

By Anne-Marie Kovacs, Chief Wife My youngest left the nest this past August to attend college. I thought I was ready for it. My husband and I have been bracing …

The Nicest Thing

The nicest thing you can do for a blogger: Leave a comment

By Anne-Marie Kovacs, Chief Wife How many blogs do you follow? And, why do you read them? You certainly wouldn’t waste your time on material that’s not worth reading. Indeed, …

Naughty Paris

A Woman's Travel Guide to Paris: Tips for your Solo Trip

Editor’s note: I’m so excited to publish this piece by Heather Stimmler-Hall, introduced to me by another luscious American in Paris, Sylvia Sabes of FindingNoon.com. Heather has just updated and …

Clutter of receipts

Lessons from 30 Days of 10 minutes a day of decluttering (my desk)

By Anne-Marie Kovacs, Chief Wife Spoiler: Despite my best intention, it ended up being 45 days, not 30. And not all decluttering “sessions” were 10 minutes a day. But, the …

Michael Jackson Earth Song Video

A classic video in honor of Earth Day

It’s been viewed over 36 million times for a reason! Michael Jackson’s Earth Song: Painful but all too real images. A good reminder that we all need to do our …