The Most Pretentious Video About Macarons

Hey guys, since I’m trying to be more open with my audience, and since I blog about all things lifestyle related, and since I didn’t get a chance to post the actual blog post that I wanted because the photos were not up to par, I thought I would share one of my older videos with you. I chose this video because although it is over year old, a commenter named Woodshadow left the comment below just last week. Well, I guess he/she/they told me. It occurred to me that…

Weekend Reflections (With Video)

It’s Monday morning and a bird woke me up damn it!! Let me repeat that with a twist. It’s Monday morning, Feb 20th, a federal holiday and a freakin chirping bird woke me up at 8am. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad to be alive, thankful to God for another day, but I abhor birds and they are here early, along with the pollen and my seasonal allergies and the promise of a really hot, sweltering Summer. People were eating outside yesterday. It’s the middle of Winter on the East…

Monday Confessions: The Vlog That Almost Wasn’t (Video)

So finally I posted the vlog today that I was supposed to post last Sunday. Last Sunday because the plan is to post on the channel at least once a week and Sunday was the designated day. A new vlog was supposed to go up this week, but that’s not how things ended up working out. This last vlog was particularly difficult to edit, not because of the footage, but because I needed to recuperate from the Women’s March last Saturday. The plan was to tweak the vlog on last Friday,…

Monday Confessions: Garance and Me

Heading to see Hidden figures, an early morning show because the hubby and I are really young senior citizens, I decided to read a few pages in a new book I picked up before Christmas. I picked up the Garance Dore book to read on the way, because I am on a perpetual search for: Glamour Organization Simplicity                                                                …

Happy All Year

So I have decided that I am no longer saying Happy New Year, because when the newness wears off, it doesn’t seem to be happy anymore. At least that is how both 2015 and 2016 were for me. Not being one to practice the definition of insanity, I have decided to do things different this year. So I have decided that I will be happy all year and every year here on out. I am choosing happiness. Of course nobody is happy 100% of the time, but I think its…

Monday Confessions, the Day After Christmas

When we last spoke, I was experiencing a bit of the Christmas blues. I am happy to report that it is the Monday after Christmas and I am doing a whole lot better. I’m sure you are thinking that I am happier because I got really good gifts. And it’s true, I did get some very nice things, perfume, a cool mug, and the new Anastasia Glow Kit, which I will show later. But that is not why I feel better. I bet you’re also thinking that if I am…

‘Tis the Season…Blah Blah Blah

When I started this blog, I said that I would be honest. So here goes. Christmas Time is here… (pretend like you hear the song playing over this sentence). Christmas time is here, and while everyone is fa-la-laing around, I’m just feeling all grinch-y. By the way, I’ve been known to make up words. I don’t know, maybe it’s anxiety about where I’m going with this blogging thing, maybe it’s hormones, maybe it’s climate change or more like Climate personality disorder. It’s 50 one day, 20 the next, ice in…

Day after Thanksgiving Confessions 

So I had a really good Thanksgiving. The food, which I always cook every Thanksgiving, turned out really, really, really good, if I do say so myself. I added one new dish to my Thanksgiving menu, green beans wrapped in bacon with brown sugar and butter. They were so good. Vegetables should always taste like that. I have to add that we had a 95% gluten-free Thanksgiving, which I guess is the real confession here, because I don’t think my son realized it. He thinks the whole gluten free thing is…