Nevertheless…

I was definitely born in the wrong era; this wicked-ass hopeless romantic loves music from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. It’s the reason why I’m such a fan of Mr. Buble. He brings back all the classic standards that I love and makes them his own…with charm and sex appeal. “Nevertheless” has always been one…

Why You Will Fail to Have A Great Career

I only have time for a quick post today as there are only hours left in our spring semester, but this was on my mind. If you’re like me and you love learning, you may be addicted to the Ted Talks at Ted.com. I’ve found these 15-30 minute speeches on a variety of topics educational,…

She’s A Doll

This doll, that has never been named and probably deserves one, is from my childhood. I feel as if she’s always been around. I could never let go of her. My grandmother, whom I called “Nanny,” won her for me playing a game on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. She’s pink and totally…

Random Thoughts for Today

Saturdays…I find myself doing chores, running errands, cleaning, and doing projects around the house. It’s also a time where my thoughts run wild. I think about aging a lot, love, friends, family and life in general. These quotes are all memorable, and I like to consider them one cupcake at a time.

A Stroke of “Ladybug” Luck

Ever since I watched “Under the Tuscan Sun” several years ago, I’ve believed that ladybugs bring good luck. Before, I never much thought about it. The ladybug has many ideologies attached to it. According to Ask.com, “A ladybug historically symbolizes good fortune. In the middle ages, aphids attacked crops and the farmers prayed to the…

Wrapped Up in Love

Wrapped Up in Love—I used this particular phrase recently when I told my friend Sarah, whose father-in-law was visiting her over the holidays for a month (or more), that he must feel “all wrapped up in love” as he spends some quality time with her family. He lives far from them, and moved in for…

Musical Interlude…

* * * Today, I have nothing to say…I just want you to listen…and enjoy. Happy Holidays.

Michael Buble is Better Than Chocolate

I have a serious addiction to chocolate. I also have this notion that I was born in the wrong era. I much prefer listening to Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, and Nat King Cole on any given day than to dance music. Call me crazy, but I like the romanticism of the lyrics and…

A Little Love

Dedicated to my husband, son, and daughter today. We all love Peanuts. And Snoopy. We love him so much, we might build this when it…snows.

The View from Pendennis Mount

My dear friend, Debbie, posted this gorgeous photo a few weeks ago on my Facebook page and said, “This is the area of the Severn River (in Maryland) I picture is the kids’ houses in ‘Beneath the Mimosa Tree.’ Am I right?” Indeed you are, Debbie. I’m sorry to bombard you, readers, with photographs of…

Happy Wife, Happy Life

In roughly three weeks, my husband and I will own a new home. I will miss the home we’ve made together. Our kids came home from the hospital in this abode, and we have lovingly made this property reflect who we are. We have carefully selected the décor that makes our house feel like our…

Moved To Tears

I don’t know what it is about driving in a car by yourself with the ability to listen to whatever music you choose, but there are some songs that are so poetic, they move me to tears. I’m back to my old tricks–the hopeless romantic in me has returned. Full force. On my way up…