The Post Purge Office Organization

I am in the final stretches of turning my office into a library / craft room! But I ran into a bit of a hitch as I was decluttering and trying to re-organize the layout and how best to store things for optimum neatness. Because the room was previously used solely for my writing, it had two bookshelves … Continue reading The Post Purge Office Organization

When Plans Go Awry

For the shortest month of the year, February always seems to feel like the longest. Maybe it's the crappy weather, the inundation of snow that feels never ending as it piles higher and higher on the snowbanks framing my driveway. Or maybe it is simply that I'm now thisclose to Spring yet it feels so … Continue reading When Plans Go Awry

Cutting Off the Cash Cow

The past few weeks have been expensive. Some of it was planned expenses (the down payment on our September trip to Slovenia/Austria/Italy and the downpayment for the cottage in PEI where we spend a week each summer) and some of it was me going a bit hog wild because I received a nice royalty payment … Continue reading Cutting Off the Cash Cow

Putting Words into Action

Okay, I have done it. I have decided to make good on one of my goals for 2017 and knit myself a sweater. I found an easy, knit from the top down pattern from Tin Can Knits that is your basic style pullover, exactly what I was looking for. It's from their Simple Collection so … Continue reading Putting Words into Action

Winter Wardrobe Wrap-Up

With Spring approaching (eventually...February and March are the longest months of the year, I swear), I've been taking stock of my current winter wardrobe to get a sense of what works and what doesn't. As it turns out - not a lot is working for me. Here's how things breakdown: Pants. I have 3 pairs of … Continue reading Winter Wardrobe Wrap-Up

February’s Big Plan

February - the shortest month with the busiest schedule. Why does that always happen? I'll break my goals up into Financial, Professional, Personal. The financial section is pretty self-explanatory--it's all about the money; the professional will encompass my writing, not my day job because that's pretty same ole, same ole and so long as I show … Continue reading February’s Big Plan

Monthly Wrap Up – January

So, as it turned out, January wasn't quite as productive as I had envisioned it would be, but I still managed to get things done. I always think I have more free time in my off-work hours than I actually do and sometimes, a girl just wants to sit down, decompress and not task herself … Continue reading Monthly Wrap Up – January

The Pro & Con of Shiny and New

I have an iPhone 6. It's just over 2 years old and according to my cell phone provider I am ready for an upgrade! Do I want/need an upgrade? Yes to the want, but need? Well, let's review: In the Pro column: The iPhone 7 has a superior camera and my phone is what I … Continue reading The Pro & Con of Shiny and New

Stripping Down

In early December, I ordered The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees in the hopes this book would (1) assist me in cleaning out my closet, and (2) give my style a bit of a reboot. I have a pretty good idea of what my style is, but my current wardrobe isn't quite matching up with … Continue reading Stripping Down

The Road Ahead

Here we are ~ January, 2017. This isn't just any other new year for me either. In a few short weeks I hit the big 5-0 (when did that happen??). The sudden realization that I'm entering the second half of my life puts an odd urgency to things that wasn't there before. I want to get things done, things I've … Continue reading The Road Ahead