Tag…You're It!

I remember when these “all about you” questionnaires would circulate via email.  My how times have changed…now they’re circulating through blogs!  Either way I love doing these things because they’re procrastination at it’s best.  Thanks to Calandra, my cousin & co-editor of this blog, for asking me to share 11 random things about me and answer…

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This & That This Week: Spring Fashion Trends

So the Winter weather in the Northeastern United States has been rather tricky, and it seems Spring will be arriving sooner than expected. Being the non-trendy person I am, I usually don’t weigh in on seasonal fashion or beauty trends. But because I’m trying to stretch my horizons in 2012, I’ll try anything! Having said…

It's a Family Affair

This past weekend I had the pleasure of spending time with many of my cousins. On Friday, I drove to New Jersey and enjoyed an afternoon including a facial, my first hot stone massage, and a fish & chips lunch with my cousin, This and That co-writer, Jasmine Ratliff. It was fun sharing a much-needed…

"Slave" Dedication

Just a touch of love…a little bit. Just a touch of love… So begin the first lyrics I ever heard from the Dayton, Ohio-born/New Jersey-bred funk band Slave. Those of you who know me well know that I am a fiend for the music I grew up with…sang along to…danced to…roller skated to. I was…

“Slave” Dedication

Just a touch of love…a little bit. Just a touch of love… So begin the first lyrics I ever heard from the Dayton, Ohio-born/New Jersey-bred funk band Slave. Those of you who know me well know that I am a fiend for the music I grew up with…sang along to…danced to…roller skated to. I was…

Monkey See, Monkey Do

25 years ago this week, my mom died from Hodgkins’ Lymphoma. I was nine years old, but with my sister’s birth 2 years earlier and between the wonder of a new baby and mom’s multiple visits to the hospital I really only got 7 good years with her. Specific memories are vague but I do…