I love love love the new Beauty and the Beast movie. One of the best parts, of course, is the Beast’s library, so I wrote “Belle Would Be Enchanted by These 10 Lovely Libraries in Hotels” for USA Today 10Best.Read All Entries
Thanks to Life Reimagined, who sponsored this post and provided incredible support during my project, I have actually reached my organization goal.
I know — I’m as shocked as you!
You may remember that I was invited to try out Life Reimagined last month, and I decided that was a good time to finally tackle
the crap all over my house my organizational issues. That meant I was actually going to clean out the kids’ rooms — they’re both happily ensconced in apartments on the other side of the country — and I was going to do something about the junk room, below, that was always supposed to be my office. [Read more…]
Thanks to Classmates.com for sponsoring this post. All opinions are, as always, 100% mine.
When Classmates.com invited me to test out the site and write a sponsored post about my experience, I immediately agreed. After all, I was curious to see who I remembered and what had happened in the, gulp, 40 YEARS since I graduated.
Sure enough, the first thing I noticed when I logged on was that the Class of 1976 has a reunion scheduled for November. I have never attended one of my high school reunions before – camp, yes; school, no – but now that some of these people feel familiar to me again and I remember how many of them I cared deeply about, I’m actually considering it.
In fact, I started browsing our yearbook online and got caught up in so many memories of old friends who I haven’t spoken to in years. [Read more…]
Thank goodness for Life Reimagined, who not only sponsored this post but has already made a difference in my life.
You see, since Alex and Sara left for college years ago, I’ve come to realize that the idea of an “empty nest” is not really accurate.
Yes, the kids are out of the house — but most of their stuff is still there.
Or, rather, here.
At a time in our life when we are really trying to downsize, we are drowning in things. [Read more…]
My word, it’s that time of year again! Time to come up with the word that will guide me through 2016, that will ground me and inspire me when I need a boost.
That’s a lot of pressure to put on one little word. [Read more…]
There’s something about receiving an award from your peers that just makes you feel all mushy gushy happy inside.
So thank you, Suzanne Stavert of Adventures of Empty Nesters, for putting a big grin on my face by nominating me for a Liebster Award.
The Liebster Award is a real honor in the blogging world. [Read more…]
Bon jour! Michael and I just got back from two amazing weeks in France — one week on an incredible Viking River Cruise and a few days in both Aix-en-Provence and Paris. I’m pulling together pictures and notes, and will be writing tons about it to encourage you to add this trip to your bucket list.
Meanwhile, here’s what I’m currently doing. Let me know what you’re up to, too! [Read more…]
I headed off to the Final Four, sure of two things: 1) Indiana was a homophobic, unwelcoming state and 2) Kentucky was going to take the championship.
I was wrong on both counts, causing me to experience what I will, from now on, refer to as #thatsabuick moments. [Read more…]