• Goal Accomplished…kind of

    I am a runner…or I was just a runner.  Prior to March of this year anytime someone mentioned any kind of event that was any more than running, I simply wasn’t interested.  I especially balked at swimming.  A friend said, “Hey! There is a triathlon in my hometown.  Why don’t we do it?” Why not? I signed up and the rest is history.  Not really — there is a lot that went on in the middle.  I balked at swimming because I didn’t know how to swim efficiently.  I wouldn’t drown in a pool, but that was about it.  I sure would have never thought of getting into a large…

  • What’s the name all about?

    Izzy! That is the name of this gorgeous necklace and also of our precious daughter.  Names are interesting.  When we had our first children (yes children – they are twins) we were determined that they would be called by the name that we gave them as a first name.  One is named is named Matthew.  We didn’t want it cut to Matt.  We didn’t want them called by their middle name either.  Maybe these were just hangups of first time parents, but we were serious about it.  Then comes along our daughter five years later.  We created our list of names, and after we said that the boys would not…

  • Feeling Fancy

    There is something about putting on a bit of jewelry, some lipstick & clothing that is not meant for lounging that makes you feel good…even if you didn’t want to do it in the first place.  It’s amazing how a bit of self care & taking a moment (even if it’s just a quick moment) for yourself, helps your attitude.  It helps mine anyway.  I saw these turquoise earrings in September when Plunder Design released it’s fall jewelry.  I thought they were stunning but just not something I could wear.  They were BIG! Then I started seeing them on friends and fellow stylists, so I decided what the heck, maybe…

  • She’s a doer!

    She’s a dreamer, a doer, a thinker, a maker. Plunder Design’s anthem necklace this year has this phrase.  I think all apply but “doer” seems most fitting.  As a wife, momma, & multi-job holder, I think that “doer” dominates.  I don’t sit still well, so maybe that’s a good thing.  I would much rather have my schedule full than empty.  I know the days will come when my littles aren’t little anymore. This momma isn’t ready for that yet.  So, I will find my smile & keep doing & be thankful that there is much to do!