We wear them around our necks. We hang them on our walls. What is it? Antique Keys. We seem to have a fascination with beauty of their design and the history that they represent. Maybe they were the keys to Downton Abbey? Or maybe Kensington...
Easy poses - fun photos - so you can decompress right now. :)
Ever wondered how others travel so often? It's possible for you to do it, too!
While it is so much more, the poplar PBS series, Downton Abbey, is a spectacular expo of post-Edwardian hat ware and these hats are not just there to look pretty - they work hard at expressing the essence of each character. There are the hats for...
The joke in my house is that if it's a British program, like Coronation Street or Downton Abbey, and there's a wedding involved, the wedding will be called off, but not until after everyone is dressed in their blacks and whites and every last person...
Smile. Smile. Smile. It will give you a break from everyday stress.
Bridget Jones' Baby, third movie to be released.
Sometimes it isn't until we hit rock-bottom that we begin wondering, "Who am I?" Failure is not an end - it is just a door to a new world. You can recover from failure to become the real you.
Books created for toddlers rarely get airtime - such a mistake! Stop That Ball is one of those children's books that brings smiles to the faces of parents and children, alike.
Christmas is the time for DIY baking. Shortbread is one of the easiest treats you can make - only three ingredients. Delicious. This is the best, smooth and creamy (even) recipe I have ever made.
What is the next great step for teens? Connecting those little communication devices together with the Ipad Camera Kit so that they can share masses of images and data. For the last few years I have worked with a tablet, two iPads, and an iPod...
I love the extra stars at Christmas. :)
These delicious cupcakes are named after Mugatu of Zoolander because of the way they look. Take a look for yourself - do you agree?
You will read about many different kinds of items that travelers can use: maps, vests, cd's, guidebooks, waterproof clothing, good shoes, and more. Why is it that we forget one of the ultimate experiences while traveling...a good night's sleep? I...
Lip stain is so awesome. It can taste delicious and leave your lips a little cheerier than they were when you woke up.
How old is too old to go trick or treating? It's a question asked every year by preteens, teenagers, parents, and people handing out candy. I thought I'd start a discussion about this topic so that we could explore the different ideas and...
What is the latest, hippest, chicest, coolest, and enduring style of engagement ring on the market today? To understand, we need to talk about trends in the jewelry market and how they impact decision-making for that life-long symbol of love.
Join me in an armchair ride to the wilds and wonders of Kenya, Africa. This adventure travel will take you to the coast of Kenya with guns, centipedes, beaches, and bananas.
Ever been on the back of a whale? It's quite an experience.
I live to travel and love to paint. Here are examples of my work for your enjoyment.
The first moment I set eyes on In and Out of the Garden, I fell in love with the art of Sara Midda.
Brussels for Valentines? YES! Or, how about another Romantic City?
"I'm sorry, I can't check your bags through to Nairobi, you have too many transfers for our computer system to handle." Can you imagine that this is how my trip to Kenya begins? Actually, it began months earlier when I was offered the opportunity...
Twitter? Facebook? Email? Texting? iMessage? You name it, we have found myriad ways of mediated communication. When was the last time you sent someone a letter via post?
The beachy look is so beautiful and so accessible. From wavy hair to flowing organza to the incredible glow of mother of pearl, getting beachy can happen at any time of year.
"My Dad is better than you're Dad!" We can only hope to have a Dad that we would say that about, and wish it for others. Having a good Dad is something I celebrate. He taught me so much.
Lucky YOU - YES - this is actually two free recipes in one! The burritos become a regular morning meal because they cover all of the nutrition bases. It's also a great camping and cottage meal because it's quick, savoury, and filling. Pair this with...
Secret hideaways are not just for kids.
Feel good yoga means that you are easy on yourself. No need for mastery, just a desire to slow down, DIY, and learn to breathe deeply. You deserve the me time.
A small recipe for a big taste!
Dirty Toilets = Clean Kitchens? I think not. Sadly, whenever any business is dirty it reflects poorly on whatever service or product they are selling. Bring your opinions to share!
Tea Time is me time. It's a hug in a cup. Worth sharing with anyone - best way to break down social walls. Want to erase feelings of isolation? Invite someone for a cuppa tea!