Thursday, May 3, 2018


It's been a long four years-Mom died, moved, three major surgeries and it goes on and on.  I am happy though and for the first time in a long time I am at peace.  I took these photos the other day and am evaluating my makeup.  I think that I need a new look.  What are your favorite products? Please share.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018


I love preppy nightshirts!! They have been increasingly difficult to find. A friend told me about Malabar Bay and I was an instant convert. Their sleep shirts and be shirts are very comfortable and wash with great ease.  They would make wonderful gifts for the graduate or for Mom as well.

I did take this picture from their website as I am having some technical difficulties this morning.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Homegoods Haul

I have been in my apartment for three years now and it's time to refresh a bit.  I adore Homegoods and headed there this past weekend. I ended up purchasing paper goods and some melamine trays. I adore melamine. It's easy to serve off of and lightweight as well-I can take a dish to a gathering and it's no big deal.  I adore anything blue and white so anytime they have blue and white paper goods I stock up. Are you a Homegoods fan?

Sunday, December 3, 2017

A Week of Disgrace and Shame

I don't know about you but I was in shock at the news of Matt Lauer's firing. I always knew (via the tabloids) that he wasn't the best husband-but propositioning staffers and assaulting them wow.  I  think about disgrace and shame a lot.  Having been a HR officer in the 1980's was very different than the HR departments of the millennium.  I feel guilty that I did not do more to protect the women at the various organizations I worked for. Mind you no one ever came to me and said that they were assaulted but many said that men in higher positions flirted with them excessively.

I have spent the good part of today thinking about Savannah Guthrie's comment "how do you reconcile the behavior of someone you care about who has behaved so badly."  Where do you start?  I have been in the position of shame at a few points in my life-I can tell you that it takes many years for people to regain your trust. Some people show forgiveness and others can't  let it go-ever! Actions speak louder than words.  No written or apology works. It takes years of action .  How do you feel about this topic?

Friday, September 29, 2017


This post has been a long time in the making . It took me a few weeks to be able to find the words for how I feel.

I am totally repulsed by our President. I was never a liberal.  However each day that I hear about President Trump and his unpresidential behavior I become more liberal.

I do believe that athletes should stand for the National Anthrm. However I don@t approve of our President referring to them as SOB’s.  It is unpresidential. He thoroughly lacks or does not want to understand the Constitution.  People have a right to protest whether we agree or not. I also have a problem with the way that the President has handled the emergency in Puerto Rico. These people are American citizens and deserve all of the help that we can give them.

How do you feel about these things?

Saturday, September 2, 2017


The situation in Texas is unreal. I have friends who live in Houston and in Beautmont.  The devastation that they are facing is unprecedented. I complained that we did not have power for a week during Hurricane Sandy.  We were amongst the lucky ones. Do you have friends or family in Texas?  If so how are they doing?  Please share. I am anxious to hear how everyone is.   Ugh.

On a lighter note I am enjoying my Labor Day Weekend. The weather is not very nice but I have gotten a few things done in my apartment.  It's nice to have a rainy day once in awhile. What are your Labor Day Plans. How is your weather?  I hope every9ne has a wonderful weekend

Monday, August 21, 2017

Old Times

Every once in awhile I feel the urge to look at my copy of the Preppy Handbook.  It's interesting to me that many of the brands mentioned are still very much in vogue and timeless.  The once brand I really miss is Pierre Deux.  I used to love all of their bags and pillows.  Is there a preppy brand that you miss?  Please share!!! I am anxious to hear from you!!!!!