Monday, January 30, 2017

My Fabulous Life of Opulence and Luxury - For Real!

So I really did have a luxury experience -- probably the most chi-chi thing we've ever done.  I've been blogging sparsely lately because of my injury/recovery and return to full time work, and then because we were on vacation.  I hate to post that I am not at home because it's not the best move from a security perspective -- so I'll admit it now, we were out of town all last week taking a fabulous cruise vacation in the Caribbean.  The trip was the result of a sales incentive that TBG mostly met.  We had to pay a small portion of the trip and cover tips and local activities.   Our portion of a 7 day cruise, along with airfare, ground transportation, meals and a classic beverage package was around $900.  We upgraded our booze package to a premium offering at $12 each per day.  We tipped close to $400 and then spent under $100 on shore transportation plus a few tacky souvenirs. 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Marvelous Moonpies

Ooooh do I love Moon Pies. When I was a kid, they were Scooter Pies.  They stopped being made, then I guess Little Debbie and other companies picked up the idea later on.  Thank goodness!

If there are any MP fans out there, I want to share two ideas.  First, if you want to up the yum factor, nuke your MP for about 3 - 5 seconds.  What to do it one better?  Nuke for 5 - 7 seconds and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  For extra credit, add rainbow sprinkles!!!

If anyone out there tries this, I want to know what you think.  I'm off to make a MP Sundae now...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Table to Window

After the installation of a new window and the acquisition of  a new bed, something had to be done to at least do a little decorating.  I'm not ready to spend any money in this room.  The new bed was a sleep/orthopedic purchase, the head and foot board a small splurge.  My challenge was to reach a drape solution but not spend any money.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Jeans Too Short?

 I hate it when I get a pair of jeans home and find they are too short!  I don't always try things on when I'm blowing through a thrift store and this pair fell about 3/4 of an inch too short.  Not horrible, but it drove me crazy!  No fear -- I had a solution.  Yes, I could have cut them into shorts, but I wanted something sort of capri length -- but I didn't want to have to hem anything.  My solution was to cut five inches off and start a fringe.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

They Eyes Have It...

It was time for new glasses, and by that, I mean I had new vision coverage and in order to get my money's worth, I had to order a pair by the end of the year.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Pinning for the Past

Like many people, I am easily sucked in to Pinterest.  I check out fashion, jewelry, RV interiors, pallet projects, decor, and more -- however, I haven't gone so far to set up my own pins.  I'm content to just look.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Bed Story

 Yes, I am a strong and independent female, but even I realize, it's nice to have a man around the house!  There are things he can do, that I just can't -- or don't want to.  There are things we could both do, but he's willing to do for me on his own.  Then there are things I really want or need to have done but am either too injured, sick, or weak to do.  No matter how tired he is, Tommy will do what he can to make me happy and I count myself the luckiest girl in the world.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Fashion Jewelry

My husband is generally appalled by the amount of time I spend watching jewelry shopping channels and even many of those "Real Housewife" shows.  I'm loath to watch television advertising, so any time there is a commercial break, I flip over to JTV, or scan through HSN, QVC and the like.  I'll hit Bravo sometimes too.  I just have a Jewelry Jones.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Fixing What's Broken

One of my favorite vintage necklaces broke.  It was a double strand of white glass beads, with larger beads separated by tiny ones, and two graduating sizes.  I was heartbroken but knew I wasn't going to give up.

Sunday, January 1, 2017


It is a new year and with it, I have made new resolutions.  My work life balance was so out of whack in the last few months of 2016, that it negatively impacted my health, which is why I had neglected the blog.  My resolve is to be focused and mindful, disengage from work when I leave for the day, and re-introduce activities that are healthy for my mind and body.