“Gift in a Card” vs Gift Cards – Quick gifts to send in the mail

Calm app slider image

An app to keep CALM, so that you can, you know, carry on…

7 things this boomer wants to tell shoe companies

7 Things This Boomer Wants to Tell Shoe Companies

Madison Reed Root Touch Up

Review of Madison Reed’s Root Touch up

  • Root Touch Up
  • Let’s Connect

Style & Beauty

You colored your hair? Now save your investment

I don’t know if it’s simply a reflection of my astrological sign (Leo), but my hair has always been really important: the color, the texture, the style… It all counts to me. I have been coloring my hair for past 20 years or so. In the early years, it was to add zest to my […]

Madison Reed Hair Colors

Finds & Gifts

Clever Find: the Gripstic, aka the better chip clip

Chip clips and binder clips do the job. But, if you’re a perfectionist and you like your popcorn fresh, the Gripstic is what you need.

gripstic chip clip and bag sealer

Finds & Gifts

“Gift in a Card” vs Gift Cards – Quick gifts to send in the mail

Certainly, retail or restaurant gift cards have their place in gift-giving, but most occasions require us to be more creative and personal than that. That’s we’re talking “gift in a card” as opposed to “gift card” here. Something that’s just as easily mailable but much more thoughtful. Isn’t it a rare occasion these days, and a happy-making one, to receive […]

Bolsters Mills Card with Hankie Gift

Finds & Gifts

The Enclosed. A Feminine Gift to Self {dedicated}

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of TheEnclosed.com, a luxe panty subscription service. We are so excited to tell you more about this service, equally appreciated by men and women.    WHY WOMEN IN MIDLIFE NEED BEAUTIFUL PANTIES While we most of us pointlessly resist growing older, any woman over the age of 50 will tell you […]

The Enclosed - Panty of the Month

Finds & Gifts

Clever Find: Great Plate for Great Outdoors Entertaining

Memorial Day is coming up. It’s the official opening of the summer season and the signal to take our socializing outdoors. Picnics, backyard, beach, pool and block parties. It’s all so much more fun outside. That’s where this clever find comes in. Not that it’s reserved solely for the great outdoors by any means, but the Great […]

The Great Plate

Living & Spirit

Earth Day 2016 ~ Simple things you can do to make living on Earth a little better

It’s Earth Day’s 46th year. As I was writing this piece, the image of a somber and depressing Time Magazine cover that I remember from early childhood came to mind. Of all the weekly Time Magazine issues that were delivered to our home year after year, this is the edition that left an indelible impression. I went […]

Time Magazine cover Feb 1970

Finds & Gifts

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2016

We have presented numerous Mother’s Day Gift Guides over the years. These still contain fabulous suggestions but, this year, we thought we would go the road less traveled, with online brands and products you may not yet have heard about. Here are companies that are run by creative entrepreneurs who should be admired not only for their great product offering but […]

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2016

Style & Beauty

Fake Bake – Natural Self-Tanner Review

One of our more popular posts is the one on natural self-tanners. I guess I’m not the only one who hates bearing reflective-white legs that have been hibernating under tights and pants all winter. I can’t help it, every year come springtime, I am compelled to reach for the self-tanner. Of course, I’ve had the disastrous streaky […]

Fake Bake self-tanner