Monday, January 26, 2015

Let it Snow

When I was a kid I really loved snow. It was magical. Everything looked like a winter wonderland and school was cancelled. It was great. Mom made hot chocolate and we went sledding. Those were the days. My love affair with snow ended in 1981 when I ended up on the Belt Parkway in my Camaro alone for twelve hours trying to get back to Long Island. I ended up stranded two miles from my hour and had to walk home in my high heels. Those were the days.

For those of you who are caught in the midst of this storm please stay safe.


Just a few more tweaks and my bedroom will be finished.  The linens are from Pottery Barn on sale and the storage unit is from ikea.  I am pleased with the way it came out. New beginnings!

Sunday, January 25, 2015


Let's face it none of us is perfect. We often harbor grudges and it is important to forgive people. It is the key to our freedom.  What happens when people won't forgive you ?  I have someone in my life who needs to bring up the past on a consistent basis. They feel a need to bring up my flaws (and past mistakes).  It has been a difficult weekend and I pray that they will learn to forgive. We all have flaws and have done things that we regret. When does it end?

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Don't Push My Buttons

Considering the fact that  I buried my Mother, got robbed ()of all of the material possessions that I cared about) sold my house and moved I am doing pretty well. I hate it when people try to push my buttons. The do it on purpose and they don't understand that I cannot handle it right now. I am ok but cannot have my chain jerked. Do you have someone in your life who pushes your buttons?

Thursday, January 22, 2015


It seems odd not to have a vacation planned yet this winter. Normally Mom and I go away in the winter and I am anxiously counting the days. I would like to take a trip this winter but most likely will have to go solo. Do you all have any recommendations for a solo sun vacation for a middle aged woman. I was thinking a luxury all inclusive or spa. What do you think?

On other fronts Ikea is coming tomorrow to put together my storage systems. I am so excited because I want to finish putting everything away. My new motto is a place for everything and everything it its place.

The past nine months have been a whirlwind. I have experienced the lowest of lows and in many ways the highest of highs. Everyone has been so good to me and now it is time to pay back and do as much as I can for the people who were there for me.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Aches and Pains

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind with moving and packing and unpacking. I have also had a lot of aches and pains. My whole body has been achy. I have no fever and no cold just an achy body and sore muscles. I did have blood tests and so far nothing. It could be anxiety or a virus I guess. It's not fun not to feel well. I am just going to keep plugging on.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


I made up my mind that when I moved everything would have a place.  Popping is a wonderful website to help my get my workspace organized.  I love the fact that everything is color coordinated. Have you ever shopped with Popping?

Monday, January 19, 2015


I am not someone who likes to own many watches. Watches to me are functional and elegant. I wear the Cartier balloon blue.  I lusted over it for a long time and finally gave in. It has been a wonderful timepiece to own and goes with everything. You can take it from day to evening and vice versa. What is your favorite timepiece?

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Workout Wear

My apartment complex has an amazing fitness center. I am making a commitment to go three times a week.  I love workout wear (it's perfect for hanging out in and washes easily).  My favorite go to store is Athleta.  Everything fits perfectly and the staff are very helpful in putting together a good wardrobe for the workout sophisticate and novice (like me).
I also purchase workout wear at Target and Walmart but Athlete is by far my favorite.

Saturday, January 17, 2015


I must admit that I was only at Ikea once before today. Mom never really wanted to go and I deferred. However, I wanted some more storage for my bedroom so Ikea seemed like a logical choice. I chose the Kallex bookcases and purchased some baskets and cubes to fit inside them. They will store sweaters and other items that I want in that room. I chose the delivery and assembly option because I am not talented in the put it together department.  I loved the marketplace and was able to purchase several small items in my blue and white them.  I found it exhilarating and exhausting all at once. They are coming next Friday for the installation. I will post pictures of the finished product. Are you and Ikea person?

I love apartment but wish that Mom could see it. I find myself turning around and looking for her more than I have done recently.  I guess that's normal.

Friday, January 16, 2015


My kitchen has the perfect area for barstools so I picked these up.  They fit in perfectly and provide extra seating if I need it!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

New Lamp

I am loving my new Dana Gibson lamp. It works really well in my living room and is a new something blue to add to my collection.  I am almost finished unpacking. I plan to make a trip to Ikea  to look at storage units. I like the Kallex system and was thinking about putting one in my bedroom. Are you an Ikea shopper?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Currently Loving

I just love the Tiffany T Bracelet . It's classic and stunning. What are you lusting over?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Apartment Pics

Some early pics

State of the World

The events of this past week have made me physically ill. Paris is one of my favorite cities and the act of terror that was bestowed upon that city is nauseating.  As a Jew it makes me sick that in 2015 people are still committing acts of anti-Semitism. When will all learn to live together? 
As a human being I am nauseated that we need to live in fear and be worried about where we travel and where we walk. I was very moved by the march today weren't you?


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