Spice it Up: Bold & Beautiful Plates

Bold and Beautiful Plates

Confession:  I still have, and use, those dinner plates from the ’70s.  Those white ones with tiny olive daisies dotting the edge . . . yep, they’ve got a place at my table.  Bold and beautiful plates they’re not, but what can I say?  I inherited them when I got my first apartment and even though I’ve moved on in life, […]

Fall 2013 Color Trends: Plan Your Wardrobe Now!

Pantone Colors Fall 2013

If there’s one thing I’m not, it’s a procrastinator.  That’s why I’m in brisk weather mode, excited over the Fall 2013 Pantone colors and thinking about my wardrobe now.  I know, I know, it’s still summer, but it never hurts to plan ahead. Fall 2014 Pantone color trends range from Turbulence (heather gray/slate) and Koi (yes, as in our orange […]

Party on with Festive Outdoor Lighting!

Festive Outdoor Lights

Sure, appetizers and great music make a summer party memorable, but there’s something about festive outdoor lighting that turns the let’s-linger factor up several notches. Let’s face it, a porch lamp or deck floodlight works, but it doesn’t do much in the “wow, this is going to be an exciting shindig” department.

Cosmic Nails: Stun in Celestial Shades!

Cosmic nails

Look up! The Perseid meteor shower is happening (peaks August 11-12) and I couldn’t be more excited.  There’s something magical about catching a glimpse of shooting stars.  Confession: I still make a wish when I see one.  For the Perseids shower, there might be up to 70 an hour.  Hmmm.  That’s a lot of wishes.  But I digress.  For celestial seekers like […]

An Eye for Stylish Eyeglass Cases!

Glam Glasses Pouch

These days, I’m all about stylish eyeglass cases.  Let’s just say I recently had enough of my contact lenses (they’d keep falling on the floor as I put them in or worse, fold over while in my eye).  So, I decided to enter the world of eyeglasses.  However, like most people with a new purchase, I’ve become very cautious […]

Go Bold with Affordable 3D Print Jewelry

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So eBay recently announced its new 3D printing app, eBay Exact, where we can customize jewelry (among other things).  Jewelry from a printer?  How neat is that?  To think this is no hologram-ish or sci-fi thing – it’s totally wearable jewelry made with the help of some concepts, spiffy software and a 3D printer.

Petal Power: Perk Up Your Home with these Unique Vases!

Unique Vases to Perk Up Your Home

I think there’s nothing prettier than walking in a room and seeing a vase of flowers.  Of course decorative pillows and a nice painting also do the trick, but something about flowers really livens up a room and makes me smile.  Whether it’s a single rose on a table or a massive living room bouquet, they bring an extra dose of cheer […]

Packing Jewelry in Plastic Sandwich Bag? Not Anymore: Keep Jewelry Organized While Packing for Your Next Getaway!

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Confession time: I’m not neat when it comes to packing jewelry for a getaway.  OK, I’m downright careless. While my sandals rest carefully between perfectly folded shorts, my jewelry is another story.  I toss ’em in a plastic sandwich bag, then smush it in my suitcase.