No New Makeup! (Well…Um…But…)

Early in the summer, I declared a moratorium on new makeup purchases. Not that I had been buying so much, but now that I was much more comfortable in makeup application and had amassed a fairly diverse palette of shadows and blushes, I decided to focus solely on using what I had. The last major…

Thankful for Creative Cooking…at Christmas!

No, I’m not doing like the department stores and skipping Thanksgiving to go straight to Christmas.  But my original cooking plan was slightly thwarted, so the new dish will be attempted in December.  Yesterday I was talking to co-workers about the Thanksgiving meal and everyone around the table agreed that this is not the holiday…

Giving Thanks

I have never been one to make New Year’s Resolutions. If there is a goal I need to reach, or some affirmation I need to make, I can do that 365 days of the year. In the same way, I can’t afford to wait until Thanksgiving week to “be thankful.” I have been blessed beyond…

The Enigma of Time

If you’ve spent M-F sustaining someone else’s dream then use Saturday’s to build yours! You can rest on Sunday! I read this tweet this afternoon from @TonyGaskins, as retweeted by my friend @MrFresh. I also read it as I spent another Saturday afternoon multi-tasking – between spending time engaged with my 3- and 5-year olds,…

Makeup or Mask?

WE wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes – Paul Lawrence Dunbar Last week my best friend and I hosted our first mini-makeup party. We invited women who had been asking me about helping them with makeup, along with a few other women who dropped by. But…