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When You’re In Your Thirties And Having To ‘Get Some Work Done…’

As the result of a car wreck in late 2012 (thanks to a texting man who rear-ended me at a yield sign), I was forced to have nasal reconstruction surgery: Septoplasty with osteotomy and grafts. Let’s just say it: medically necessary nose job. Without this procedure, I would have remained with one nostril collapsed with …

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Online Pearl Parties…Is That A Thing?

I’d never even heard of an online pearl party until a couple of months ago. Now, I’ve been to 4 this month and I’ve bought two pieces. That’s a rarity for me. It’s a fun experience. I enjoy seeing what other people pick and which setting they’ve chosen. I like the suspense of the openings and …

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Financially Dependent: The Hand You Hold Is The Hand That Holds You Down

I’ve watched as my own generation has struggled to make ends meet, and now my generation is incapable of instilling financial values in their offspring, as they’ve never learned to manage money themselves. Thirty percent of the people in my own inner circle, in fact, still live with their parents or their spouse’s parents. Ninety percent …

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Spouse Gift-Giving Is NOT A Contest (You REALLY Shouldn’t Have)

I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for 14 years. He knows me better than I know myself, in most ways. However, for holiday gift-giving, it’s always hit or miss… and, that’s okay. I love him no matter what. I get just-because gifts throughout the year and I don’t hang on hopes of something extravagant …

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Six Common Office Courtesies That Should Be More Common

In a small, tightly enclosed cubicle environment, there should be set rules: “Givens,” if you will. These courtesies should be common. However, common courtesy, like common sense, is not quite as “common” as the name would have you believe. Here are just a few of the civilities office workers should practice in order to keep …

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Loving Your Job Doesn’t Matter As Much As You Think!

I’m grateful to have a roof over my head, no outstanding debt, and to have food on my table and health insurance when I need it. That being said, there always comes a time in one’s life when you know it’s time for a break: A nice vacation, a “stay-cation,” or maybe even a career …

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