10 Life Lessons I Learned from My Puppy Rosie

Life lessons sometimes come in surprising packages, don’t they? Today I took Miss Rosie on her second power walk with me. Cairn Terriers are known to be bright, cute, feisty and stubborn. This girl is OFF THE CHARTS in all these areas. At four months old, she is getting just a little bit (or alot, depending on the day) more active and crazy every day. WAY crazier than Pumbaa or Rowdie were as puppies. So long daily walks are clearly {Read More}

Last Minute Gifts She Will Love! (& That Will Arrive Before Christmas)

O-M-Goodness! Christmas is only NINE DAYS away! I’ve spent most of the day looking for some last minute gifts that are super fun, super cute and definitely useful. Plus, most of these items will ship for FREE with arrival before Christmas if you act quickly!  These gifts will all work for the girl in your life, whether she’s a MAMA, a SISTER, a FRIEND or DAUGHTER! (And, girls, don’t be shy about forwarding this to your significant other so he get’s the {Read More}

10 Ways to Make the Best of the Empty Nest

Entering the empty nest phase of life can be heart-wrenching, liberating or a little bit of both. You can spend the next 20 years in a routine of working and watching T.V. Or, you can choose to make the best of your empty nest! The best way to do this is to start BEFORE the nest is empty. Think about ways you and your spouse can life purposely and with great joy and adventure once the kiddos are dropped off at their {Read More}

Fall Tablescape for Two

FALL TABLESCAPE FOR TWO What better way to usher in the cooler evenings of the Fall than a romantic dinner for two on the patio? This is part of the joys of empty nest life! I am happiest when I’m creating. And pulling together a tablescape is like creating a piece of art for me. Oh, the simple joys of life! The summer flowers are still hanging in there. I picked a few roses and zinnias and placed in mason {Read More}

Best of Summer 2015

Oh my GOODNESS! I can’t believe it’s the last day of August. This summer flew by! I know that for many of you, this means back to the hustle and bustle of school days. I hope and pray your transition this year is a smooth one!  I am personally very excited that summer has (unofficially, of course) come to a close. Could it be that cooler days will be coming soon? Yup. Even here in the desert, high temps will {Read More}

J.Crew Giveaway!

Hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend! We heard that temperatures here in Palm Desert would soar up to near 120 degrees, so we headed up the mountain! We loaded the VW van (our camper of sorts) with the two pups and made our way to Idyllwild. It was WONDERFUL! If you are ever in the area, it’s a beautiful place to camp, hike and picnic. We just got back home. You can imagine from the looks of our furry {Read More}