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Month: November 2016

NaNoWriMo 2016 in the Books (Literally)

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Success! I didn’t think I would reach this point. That I would be able to finish my novel.And if I did, I was sure I would be burning the midnight oil november 30. While I had started out strong, the last week I was bogged down with ….


A Bronx Tale

“If you have something important to say, Broadway and New York are great places to say it.” ~ Yakov Smirnoff Being sick put a dent in my Thanksgiving week plans. Thankfully my man friend took pity and he and I decided to have a pre-Thanksgiving celebration taking in a Broadway show that is still in previews, but has gotten rave reviews. ….

A Year in the Life

“One of the things I like about the show is it redefines the idea of what it is to be a mother, which at its most basic level is to take care of a child. It doesn’t mean you have to look like the ladies in the Lysol commercials.” ~ Lauren Graham I feel like I have just been on ….

Shop Small

“Behind every small business, there’s a story worth knowing.” ~ Paul Ryan For the next five days it seems like it is one major shopping event after another. From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, stores and people go crazy as they scoop up the deals. While I love department stores like Nordstroms and Bloomingdales. And we all know what an Anthro ….

Five Things to do in New York during the Holidays

“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” ~ Edna Ferber There is nothing more magical then Christmas in New York. The lights. The decorations. The hustle an bustle. The shopping! There is a reason Silver Bells goes “It’s Christmas time in the city…” Because it is such a magical time. Except for the crowds. Oh the crowds! The horrible no good crowds! While yes ….

Attitude of Gratitude

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~ William Arthur Ward Today in the states, it is a day where we sit down and gorge ourselves on a smorgasbord of “American delicacies.” Potatoes, Gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and yes, turkey. It is a miracle that our country doesn’t sink ….

The Joy in Personalizing a Gift

~There is only one real deprivation… and that is not to be able to give one’s gifts to those one loves most.” ~May Sarton ‘Tis the season for not only cheer, but to spoil your loved ones with gifts. I LOVE giving gifts. Uh What? No seriously. I love it even more then receiving a gift. Perhaps it is because ….

It Takes a Village

“Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” ~ Misty Copeland I feel incredibly thankful for many reasons. Even when life can be pretty sucky (which it kind of was this weekend), there is still always something or someone to be grateful for. I am always ….

Island Wanderlusting at Sunrise

“See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me And no one knows, how far it goes If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me One day I’ll know, if I go there’s just no telling how far I’ll go” – How far I’ll Go ~ Moana “Opportunities are like sunrises. If you ….