Accessory Anxiety

I have been very open about my fear and loathing towards cooking but that doesn't mean that I don't like to accessorize my kitchen. Hence my desire for a shiny bright red  Kitchen Aid stand mixer. I didn't really know what I would do with it but I longed just to look at it. I got my wish [...]

Shopping like a boss

Holiday shopping requires a different kind of finesse to navigate the sea of stores, sales and crowds. This is where the women are separated from the wimps, the pros from the amateurs,  it's the big time. You need to have a plan. Get in, get it and get out. Here are some techniques to help [...]

These Boots Were Made For Walking – Ashley’s top picks from Ashley Austin Boutique

These Boots Were Made For Walking – Ashley’s top picks from Ashley Austin Boutique

Go grab a coffee. Or a cocktail. This post is about shoes and there is no way it is going to be short. Go ahead. I'll wait. Imagine you are having the perfect dream. It's about shoes, tons of shoes. And they are displayed like works of art in a museum. And all of your [...]

Step Away From The Mom Jeans…Fall Must Haves from Lisa Baldwin, owner of Chantilly Blue.

I had often thought it would be a fabulous idea if you could walk into a jean store and leave with a perfect fit in under a half hour, without any sweating or crying, or beating someone as you leave the fitting room. Enter Lisa Baldwin.  In the past I have referred to her as the Denim [...]

You’ve lost that summer feeling…

You’ve lost that summer feeling…

You know that time of year. It may still technically be summer but even if it the temp hits 98 degrees and Nick Lachey pops out for a reunion tour you are not wearing a sundress any more (and word is the boy banders are coming back... ) Summer is over. It is done. At least [...]

What’s your shopping style?

Everybody needs stuff. And unless you are living in a nudist colony you probably need clothes. To get clothes you have to shop. This throws you into one of a few categories. Even if you are not in a specific category you are located somewhere on the spectrum of "I love it and admit I [...]

Cleaning before the cleaning lady.

Those who know me well know I DO NOT cook well. I have tried. And failed. And failed miserably.  I do not even like to cook. I am a grazer. I hate the preparation of cooking a large meal. I lack the patience. And then I have to clean it all up? I am just as happy with veggies, humus [...]