how do i look?

last year, in an effort at career development, i took a course in presenting. as an exercise, the instructor chose a student and proceeded to ask us questions to which she asked we respond based on our perceptions of him. is he married? (yes) does he own a home? (yes) …

cherries, sweet peas, tacos & needlepoint

today didn’t go as smoothly as i might’ve liked. not that i had specific expectations or that anything went particularly wrong. it was just one of those days. of course, no matter how gloomy, into each day shines a little sun. my first ray came courtesy of darling jessica marquez from miniature …

coconut water: the magic elixir

of a million refreshing twitter discoveries, sweet potato chronicles is just one. while it isn’t always content that is right up my alley (more kid- and/or meat-focused than i am) i have walked away from this site with several fantastic recipes and ceri marsh is definitely worth the follow. today’s spc topic: coconut water. i’m …

Succulent spending

I never delete a design*sponge digest email. While the home decor stuff rarely interests me, I dig the arts and crafts, the pretty pictures and the decadent recipes and never want to miss out on an interesting post. After seeing the write up on heat proof flowers this week, I …

the day to follow your heart

“today is the day to follow your heart.” so said my normally dry and pragmatic capricorn horoscope this morning. isn’t that the intention for every day? or shouldn’t it be? lately i’ve been swimming in a sea of hopes and dreams; desires to do, be and practice different things are …