10 Reasons My Forties Are Way Better Than My Twenties and Thirties

I know that the popular belief is that younger is better, being young is more desirable, and growing old is the absolute worst thing that can happen. To some, it’s worse than death, because at least when you’re dead…well…you’re dead. But I say, “Poppycock!!” Okay, that was a really old, okay antiquated, thing to say. Where the heck did the term poppycock come from anyway? Regardless, I still stand by my first statement, younger is not better, it shouldn’t be more desirable. It has its benefits, more energy, less joint…

Simple Glamour, A More Realistic Minimalism

I am not a minimalist… I repeat, I am not a minimalist …at least not in the way that I see most minimalists portray themselves around the internet these days. In fact, I only use the term minimalism in the tags and categories because this post does fall under that umbrella. I am more of a Simple Glamour-ist. I don’t consider myself a minimalist for four reasons: The first, I am just not quite disciplined enough in my current life, sometimes I have clutter in my house, in my mind, in…

September Skin Challenge 

  I joined a challenge on IG. Another one. I’ve joined challenges before. In fact, there was a time when I joined a challenge every month, sometimes two, cuz I’m ambitious like that. I have joined photo challenges, bullet journal challenges, doodle challenges, regular planner challenges, even the 100 Happy Days Challenge. For the record, I have completed….drumroll…zero, zilch, ) challenges. Yeah… I’m just not consistent, not disciplined, and not regimented at all. I start off all excited and hung ho (that’s supposed to be gung ho, but autocorrect has…

Life’s Little Happenings

So two things you need to know, the first, there was a Diner en blanc on the Lincoln Memorial last weekend that I missed. If I had known, if I had been there, even as a passerby, can you imagine the pics and video that I could have taken and posted here? The amazing, impromptu images of that massive sea of white, inundating the national mall. It was a happening, and as an artist, I am sucker for a good happening. A Happening noun :  (according to Merriam-Webster) 1. an…