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life

All About May

May is a complicated month emotionally don’t you think? I’ve been thinking this week about May and what it means for me now, and in the past.

fashion

May Vlog: My Spring Closet

I’m chatting about my spring closet in my monthly vlog this week. Looking at pieces I am excited to wear this season. New and old.

books

Reading, Grumbling, and Waiting for Spring

This week I’ve been grumbling about spring and reading some great books. Reading. Grumbling about spring. More reading.

fashion

Stripes for Spring: Splurge Update

I seem to be all about stripes for spring this year my friends. Navy and white stripes. So fresh and springy. Stripes with everything, I say.

life

On Love and Laughter and Having to Pee

After my latest sojourn in New Brunswick, I’ve come to the conclusion that love and laughter are the secret to growing old with equanimity.

books

On Light Reads and Light Reads

I think we often dismiss deceptively simple books as “light reads.” Books which are perceptive, captivating, and even life-altering,

fashion

Signs of Spring Outfits

Spring is here and with it the urge to wear spring outfits and pack my winter stuff away. But I’ll settle for a hybrid closet for a while.

travel

On Gratitude: Memories of Bosnia-Herzegovina

We first felt gratitude for not living in a country torn apart by the effects of war when we visited Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2019.

fashion

Splurge Report: Spring Wish List

It’s time for a splurge report. To see what’s on my Spring Wish List. And how I’m faring in my pursuit of “Sue’s New Frugality,”

travel

Travel Memories and Painterly Views

We cherish our travel memories. They remind us how lucky we are to be able to travel. And how grateful we are to live where and when we do.

fashion

Shopping My Closet for Pre-Spring Fashion

I’m shopping my closet for pre-spring fashion this week. Lightening up a bit in anticipation of the arrival of real spring.

life

The Positivity Problem

Don’t underestimate the power of positivity. But don’t overestimate it either. Sometimes we need to reach out to professionals for help.

fashion

Thoughts on Winter Skincare

I know winter is almost over, but I’m still thinking of winter skincare. Slathering cream on my dry, aging skin until spring finally gets here.

life

On Family and Stories

I seem to have inherited my grandmother’s love of family stories. And I love to tell them to anyone who will listen. Or read.

life

The Art of Distraction

This week, what with politics, snow storms, and one country in Europe on the edge of destruction, I think we’re all in need of distraction.