Last week I mentioned that I am writing my first e-book and I'm pretty excited about it! Writing is something I have always enjoyed since I was little and blogging has provided my writing "fix" for many years. I played with the idea of writing an e-book but didn't know what to write about. Now I have FOUR ideas for an e-book, funny how that happens. There is one topic that is really pulling at me so I'm going for... Read more

NOTE: I have a new layout! If you're viewing this in a reader, visit to see the new look! It was a year ago this month that I said goodbye to my long, grueling commute and quit my full-time job. The year went by fast! I can't say the transition has been easy but I welcome not having to commute anymore, especially after the winter we've had with this much snow. The downside has been that I'm making way... Read more

I have a Kindle Fire HD 7 which I got a couple of years ago on a whim when Amazon was offering a ridiculous Cyber Monday sale. I didn't know if I was going to get into ebooks since I love reading books so much but it won me over. It's especially comfy to read when I'm laying in bed, which seems to be when I do most of my reading - at the end of the day before I... Read more

Anyone follow the Westminster Dog Show? A beagle won, her name is Miss P and she's super cute. The show was in NYC and over the weekend, I was in town to check out Meet The Breeds. It's a show you can attend and there are several booths set up for different dog breeds and you can ask questions and find out more about that breed. You can also pet the dogs, that's what drew me in. The location was... Read more

I make jewelry, I'm a jewelry maker. Whether I am putting a charm on a chain, or intricately making a chainmail bracelet or hand-wiring a necklace, I'm still "making" jewelry. Crafter, Maker, Designer - I'm only comfortable with two of these words. "Crafter" because yeah I like to be crafty and do things with my hands (knit, crochet, make jewelry, do handmade "stuff"). "Maker" because like I said, I make jewelry. Some people use the word "Maker" because they don't... Read more

I mentioned earlier in December that I started exercising more. I said I would talk about it more so now is as good of a time as any, right at the beginning of a new year. Shirt by Stefka Fitness Wear (that's not me) One of my excuses for not exercising was I had no time. I woke up too early for work, came home too late and exhausted. That schedule ended back in March, now most of my mornings... Read more

Hope everyone rang in the New Year safely! This post is totally an excuse to show off my new planner from Sarah Pinto. :) Seriously though, like many people, I don't bother with resolutions but a new year is a good time to set intensions for yourself. My intensions are usually the same: Lose weight. How original. I'm happy to say this is on track. After several previous attempts and failing miserably, I finally found my groove that keeps me... Read more

On Monday I shared part 1 of my 2014 in review, let's check out the second half of the year. July Had a very cool weekend in NYC which included museums, wrestlings, and of course a visit to Central Park. I even shared my own personal guide to New York City. August August was my anniversary with Mike and I also served jury duty which only lasted a couple of days but turned out to be a heavy duty case.... Read more

While I stayed in the city this past weekend, I checked out this fun exhibit hosted by City Harvest. The exhibit included Gingerbread Houses but the theme was New York City. Sorry I couldn't share this before Christmas but it's still the Holidays to me, at least until right after New Years. I couldn't make it down to the city until after Christmas anyway but I still got to enjoy some of the jolly and ridiculous crowds (won't be doing... Read more

Happy Monday! Yay we're winding things down here and it's that time where I like to look back on the year and do my "Year In Review" posts. These are some of my favorite blog posts to put together so I bring to you my look back in 2014 (January through June). January I started 2014 fresh by dumping my e-newsletter. While the "experts" say you should have one, I hated it, I hated doing it, and realized it just... Read more