October 29, 2019

Please note: Dear Readers, that my phone is currently on the fritz, and I would love to show you actual pictures of myself, but am temporarily, technologically stymied. 

I will admit that I’m normally a little skeptical about the suggestions the Sephora folks throw at me when I visit their fine establishment.  No shade to these makeup aficionados, but I’m usually looking for skincare solutions, and have a lot more i...

April 27, 2019

Happy Friday, everyone!    

Friday Faves makes it sound like it's my regular thing.  I know it's not, but it is Friday, and I have a few new favorite things to share, so I'm going with that.

 First of all, photo credits to my Younger Son, who greatly enjoyed playing the role of Real Photographer.  He was cavorting all over the place, telling me to turn this way, no, the other way, and explaining that it's b...

March 16, 2018

Happy Spring Break, everyone!  I swear, this is the fastest week in all the year.  It has been a positive blur, and I've not even had enough naps.

Before the week even got started my boys came to me with their Spring Break Bucket Lists.  "I want to eat at Biskit Junkie," said Older; "I want to eat at Jus' Mac," requested Younger.   Of course, that was back when Spring Break stretched out like an endless beach t...

December 19, 2017

It's Christmastime, and I'm not fooling around.

Ok, you guys.  Bustle insists that I blog about this.  Christmas is my all-time favorite holiday.  I love it the most, and the holiday season brings on a kind of strange mania in me, where I can't rest until all of my many and wondrous holiday tasks are complete. 

The only other time I get this kind of weird OCD is when I pack for a trip.  But I don't enj...

October 22, 2017


Hello!  We're just squeaking in under the wire here with this Halloween post, but in our defense, it has been a BUSY month.  This is me in October.

I am a certified weenie about really scary stuff (I'm so intrigued by Stephen King's It - especially since the movie came out, but I've never read it, and probably never will) but I always get sucked in to mysterious tales of the supernatural.  So here are a cou...

August 7, 2017

Hello! It's Vim here, back from a sluggish hiatus to welcome you to the first in an on-going series from Bustle and Vim: Now Read This! We've been doing some mental housecleaning lately to hone in on the subjects we're most passionate about. HOW DID WE MISS BOOKS??? Bustle and I are BIG readers, and I can't believe we didn't put it in the main menu to begin with, but ah well: learning.

July 23, 2017

And so the theme this week continues to be FRIENDSHIP!  I have just finished reading Melanie Shankle's book, Nobody's Cuter Than You.  Apparently she and her best friends say this to each other when the other needs to hear it.  I wish I had thought up this marvelous phrase, it's so something I would say.  No, what I came up with, and this was years ago, was "You ROCK!"  It's not nearly so precious, but it's what ca...

April 30, 2017

Bustle tersely noted today that I have been remiss in my blogging duties, and she's right.  Very right.  Well, it was terse for her.  She's gentle as a lamb, but I've known her most of my life so I can read between the tenderly worded lines.  She has also rather compassionately noted that I seem depressed of late, and she's also probably right about that.  Dear Readers, I'm having a tough time.  Perhaps you are too...

August 29, 2016

Yes, yes, I know Bustle just wrote about "Summer's End", but if you're not in school, trust - summer is not over for you.  Especially if you live in Texas.  Here, summer extends well through September and even into October.  But even if you are in a more temperate clime, worry not.  These beauty buys are good recommendations all year long!

Best Everyday SPF - Shiseido SPF 40 Urban Environment Protecti...

July 19, 2016

So it was that I found myself, at home, and feeling like all I really needed in this world was a good fudgy brownie.  Well, a brownie and a glass of red wine.  You see, it's been a stressful week: I opened a show (at some point I will explain the special hell that is tech week, but for now, just imagine a week-long root canal), I finished moving all the accumulated crap of six years out of my apartment with my husb...

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