tues·day /ˈt(y)o͞ozˌdā/ Noun The day of the week following Monday and right before Wednesday. I’ve always felt that Tuesdays are the laid-back day of the week. Can’t tell you why. Tuesday use to be the slowest day in retail. Not sure if that still stands. Manic Mondays must cause Toned Down Tuesdays :) Lovin’ Tuesday.

Just Scratching the Surface

Very excited to learn that you can fix scratches on wood floors and furniture with a walnut. Yes — a walnut. It’s the oil from the walnut meat that penetrates the wood. Coat a scratch with it and it will blend back in to the surrounding wood color. As long as no one you’re preparing…

Losing My Marbles

A broken Mason Jar, FULL of glass marbles, was my inspiration for this piece. Just jumped off the shelf, imagine that. Mission accomplished. One down 20 jars, or so, to go. Bought the vintage window in Orange, California with my sista friend, Alice.  A fun day was had by all. Lovin’ the glass heart porthole!…

The Nerve of Some People

Chutzpah is a Yiddish word meaning having gall … brazen nerve … effrontery… sheer guts… plus arrogance; it’s Yiddish and, as Leo Rosten writes, no other word, and no other language, can do it justice. A little old lady sold pretzels on a street corner for a dollar each. Every day a young man would…

The Best Things

The best things in life are nearest:  Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you.  Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the…

Just Bite The Bullet

Certainly has the potential to be a once in a lifetime garage sale … sorry I’ll miss it.

The Perfect Gift

By the time you quit complaining, you could have made something.

Did You Hear That?

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. ~Dorothy Nevill