Sleeping girl with Christmas lights

The top of your holiday to-do list: breathe.

How is the holiday season treating you so far?  Already wiped out?  Christmas can easily become such a stressful time of year – too many events and not enough blank boxes on the calendar, too many people on the gift-giving list and not enough in the wallet.  Too many expectations, real or perceived, and not (read more…)

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Link love: the Walking in a Laundry Wonderland edition

Photo by Cindy True to form with our family, we’re getting ready to head out on another trip.  This Tuesday, we’ll be flying to Oregon for the second half of our stateside trip, visiting my husband’s side. We’re very eager to take in the Pacific Northwest scenery, but we have a lot to do to (read more…)

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Your home: the best company to work for

This post was first published on June 12, 2008. Do you love your job? No, I mean, really love it? Or are you just doing it because someone has to stay home with the kiddos, and well, the laundry isn’t going to fold itself? Many of us have “bonus” jobs – we work from home (read more…)

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10 tips for looking your best

Photo by Lisa Whitney Tim Gunn, one of the most reputable voices in the fashion industry, has a list of ten essential items every woman must have in her wardrobe.  They are: a basic black dress a trench coat classic dress pants a skirt a blazer a classic white shirt a day dress a cashmere (read more…)

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Q&A Tuesday: How do you handle well-meaning gift givers?

Today’s Q&A comes from all of you.  Enough of you have asked this question, mostly via email, that I thought I’d throw it out for all of us to discuss as a group.  And since I don’t really have a brilliant solution, I’d love to hear what you all have to say. The question today: (read more…)

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