September 5, 2016

“Hi Honey, I’m home,” may seem to be an antiquated greeting from the classic 1950’s show, “Leave it to Beaver.” Perhaps, it is more relevant and rich than you may think. Let’s dust off the salutation, and give it a second thought.

What is a home anyway? These days there...

October 12, 2015

 

There are 100 million daily coffee drinkers in America. I drink tea. My favored flavor is a piping hot pot of Earl Grey. Even when I am cold, I never drink tea in flight. Its not because I am partial to garden tea parties, it’s simply that airline tea tastes like coff...

March 17, 2015

“Once upon a time,” begins in books, and those pages come to life in little girls’ bedrooms. Tucked away in closets lies a fluffy mound of well-loved princess gowns. The title “princess” seems to be written on the female heart from an early age. Nevertheless, it is one...

March 10, 2015

 

Ever notice your desire to be filled, filled with food: the crunch-crunch of potato chips, filled with distraction: the constant arrival of new text messages, filled with entertainment: something always in front of you—your computer, the television, a book, or person....

March 7, 2015

 

The word, “Frozen” has taken on a new meaning. It doesn’t just describe what you might be feeling this winter. Instead, “Frozen” is what makes every little girl’s heart flutter. Despite, the movie being released over a year ago, the “Frozen” frenzy still hasn’t thawed...

March 4, 2015

Gold—smooth and shiny, it dresses a variety of jewelry from earrings to rings, giving gems a brilliant backdrop. It is one hot commodity. Popularity aside, the process of getting gold to the showcase is quite heated. Before gold glitters, it goes to the furnace to be m...

January 6, 2015

 

For most women when the buzzing alarm goes off in the morning, it isn’t because farm chores await completion and the baking of a hearty breakfast beckons. That’s someone else’s story. Instead, most likely, eyes peel open in order to face the daily grind—coffee, a comm...

December 21, 2014

 

Before you, the fire is luminously lit, glowing yellow, rousing red, and blazing blue. Crackling wood musically mingles with the carol that you’re singing: Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, 
Jack Frost nipping on your nose, 
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, 
A...

February 15, 2014

 

Why do we insist on eating hard, pastel-shade candies in the shape of mini-hearts around Valentine’s Day? Right now, I am eating some; I assure you they are really not that appetizing. In fact, a whole box is scattered on my kitchen table, and I am noticing that they...

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