Why Not . . . Save Time?

Constantly sought after, but somewhat elusive as our lives become fuller, time is without a doubt the most precious commodity.  But how do we find more of it?  It’s not as if we can purchase it while on our next trip to the grocery store.  Instead, it is something that requires conscious effort, a disciplined […]

White Christmas Decor

Just 60 miles outside of Portland, Oregon, Trina and Mike Burke, renovated a farmhouse that is ideal for the holidays as it is classically white, cozy and inviting.  Chronicled on their blog A Country Farmhouse, their hard work and attention to decor certainly is a white Christmas dream. Pick up the December issue of Country […]

The Prerequisite For A Healthy Relationship

“You have to figure out what you want for yourself before you can lock anyone else into your dreams.” –from the memoir How to Love An American Man by Kristine Gasbarre   Each year as the holidays approach and families gather, coupledom seems to be the norm around the table, or at least there is […]

Why Not . . . Enjoy Thanksgiving?

Tomorrow here in the states many family and friends will celebrate Thanksgiving.  Most will sit down to a traditional turkey dinner while others will enjoy a main dish a bit off the beaten path (barbequed ribs perhaps?). Either way, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it brings together loved ones without the obligation […]

A Perfect Match – Docica & The Simply Luxurious Life

When co-editors-in-chief Jen Haynes and Melissa Wilson invited me to contribute to their online magazine DOCICA which focuses entirely on living a simple life, I had to jump at the opportunity. With a variety of articles focused not only on fashion, but on lifestyle, decor and food, I have a feeling you might also enjoy […]

All Or Nothing

“Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid. In the past, whenever I had fallen short in almost any undertaking, it was seldom because I had tried and failed. It was because I had let fear of failure stop me from trying at all.” -Arthur Gordon There are many things in life that […]

Why Not . . . Prepare for the Holidays?

In just over a week, Americans will officially begin the holiday season with Thanksgiving taking place in homes around the country. It always seems to me that once the third Thursday in November arrives, the hands on the clock tick by far more quickly than any other time throughout the year. Knowing this in advance, […]

Kate Bosworth in Tom Ford

Kate Bosworth. Tom Ford’s Fall 2011 women’s collection. Styled by Brad Goreski. In the pages of Instyle US November 2011. Stunning. Images via FullTimeFord

Let Go And Elevate Your Life

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” ~Havelock Ellis I write this post as someone who for quite some time believed that having control was the path to happiness. Thankful, I have learned there is a much better and much more satisfying way to achieve fulfillment […]

Why Not . . . Take a Risk?

“Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.” – Dalai Lama It’s tempting in this world of uncertainty to play it safe and live within the lines.  And while in certain aspects of life this is a prudent decision, i.e. paying the bills on time, obeying traffic laws and being kind […]

Poised For Success – Book Review

Maintaining one’s composure is a huge stride toward success whether it is in our personal or professional lives.  It is by being disciplined and conscious in our decision making and being aware of the outcomes we wish to see down the road that can help us keep our poise.  Last week’s Why Not . . […]

9 Ways to Bring More Luck Into Your Life

“Luck is like the Tour de France. You wait, and it flashes past you. You have to catch it while you can.” –from the film Amelie Luck is certainly fleeting. Some people tend to have more luck than others, and sometimes it seems luck is absolutely unattainable by certain people.  The good news is we […]

Why Not . . . Have Poise?

With each year on this earth, I continue to look for more clarity, answer more questions and apply those lessons as I go about the business of molding life into my unique masterpiece.  As I move through the decade of my thirties, I reflect back and realize the many ways having poise would have assuaged […]