ok…so I dumpster dived

I once dumpster "dove" into a large dumpster because a local interior designer had tossed oodles of fabrics and wall coverings in the trash.  I watched her throw these items away, so they were literally  in the dumpster for...like...30 seconds. Those fabrics could be...

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Where to stay this holiday season…or ANY day.

La Fonda on the Plaza is the oldest and, perhaps, most recognized hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Unless you've been hiding under a rock (or attempted to find a parking space around there)  then you are also aware that La Fonda recently went through the huge...

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It’s a cornucopia of…

...last minute DIY Thanksgiving projects!  Since these are last minute, I wanted to make sure they met the following criteria: quick, EASY and not something that would ruffle your feathers. If you need to get your nails in order and ready for tomorrow, why not give...

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

Did you know that National Dance Institute of New Mexico (NDINM) is celebrating their 20th year in New Mexico?  I've always loved NDINM, but I had no idea they have been here since 1994. NDINM teaches children life lessons through dance ~ as well as build friendships,...

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Canine Couture

This is Murphy ~ my little fur baby. He has been in my life longer than my husband has. Murph is a senior dog with lots of senior issues. He relies on me for everything, and believe me,  he gets whatever he needs:  special dietary food, multiple medicines that I  have...

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That’s right ~ it’s official!

I have become the youngest known to all mankind a GLAM-ma!  Wooo-Whoo!  Over the past weekend, my husband and I became first-time grandparents.  We have THE most beautiful little granddaughter anyone could ever ask for and we are "over-the-top" thrilled! We have been...

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All wrapped up in a nice little box ~

I've been noticing on Instagram lately (yes ... I spend my day on Instagram. This is my cry for help...) that EVERYONE is buying an ICEbOX for either bridal shower gifts,  best friend gifts, or just an amazing gift for themselves. I'm hoping that my husband Santa...

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What to do with…

...an agate slice.  I have found myself with a really large stash of agate slices.  I purchased them years ago at the Tucson Gem and Jewelry show. I have so many I finally decided I needed to do something with them.  Of course, there is the obvious project -...

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I think I’ll pass ~

Whenever my husband and I travel, we walk everywhere.   So, he surprised me on our last trip to Amsterdam when he suggested that he and I should get around by hopping on one of these: Yep- the Beer Bike.  Was he nuts? This didn't really seem safe to me and, frankly,...

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ~

Last Friday I woke up jazzed.  Jazzed because I was going to be spending the ENTIRE afternoon at betty's bath & day spa!!!  I could barely contain myself because I was about to have - my fave - the betty's blissful facial. This is how I felt about my face before I...

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I want to put on my my my my my boogie shoes!

So, it's fastly becoming that time of the year again.  You know what I'm talking about - The Montezuma Ball!  If for some reason you're not familiar with one of the most consistently, successful fundraising events in Albuquerque, then you are missing out on one...

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The thought of me without makeup is..well…

SCARY! I'm sure most of you are familiar with monthly subscription boxes.  There are so many to choose from.  I studied and pondered and dragged my feet for so long- I finally just took the plunge.  I selected Sample Society. Like clockwork, my little black box...

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