halloween hoopla and hullabaloo…

This weekend was another flurry of good family, good fun, good friends, and goooood food. We started off the weekend right by holding our Halloween party on Friday night. A few people in the group had a triathlon on Sunday, so rather than force them to limit their craziness at the party by hosting it […]

friday favorites…

Happy Halloween weekend! I don’t know how you like to celebrate this holiday, but I typically find myself every October 31st elbow deep in candy corn pumpkins, usually wearing some type of ridiculously childish costume to work, and secretly hoping that maybe this will be the year that someone else in my department dresses up […]

a nice day for a fall wedding…

The beginning of fall always signals the start of my mailbox filling up with invites and “Save the Dates” to weddings of friends and family. I’m not surprised…I love fall. To me, it’s one of the best times to get married….not too hot, not too cold. All you need is a light jacket (Name that […]

feeling so fly…

I have a confession: I love airports. There is something so wonderfully exciting about them. I dress up every time I travel, like they used to do back in the 50’s and 60’s. I love to stroll the walkways and people watch, concocting stories in my head of the background of people around me. Airports […]

sales slump…

Have you ever walked into a store and been so overwhelmed by their sales area that you just decide to buy something full price? It seems ridiculous, but even I, a self-proclaimed bargain junkie, get extremely frustrated many times by the chaotic, overstuffed sales racks. I very often choose not to elbow my way around […]

fotos, fairs, fried food and furry creatures…

This weekend was a whirlwind of fun activities, starting with some relaxing time at the Terrace on Friday night. The original plan was to have a bonfire/s’mores/whiskey gathering down at Lake Grapevine, but due to an unfortunate burn ban, as well as crowded camp sites, we moved la festa back home for a more relaxed […]

friday favorites…

Tomorrow I’m tackling a 22 mile run for my marathon training. I’m not sure which thing I’ll be most scared of afterwards: the tired legs or the chafing marks I get from my sports bra….those suckers hurt like a MOTHER LOVER! And when you sweat as much as I do, the salt to skin ratio […]

fawning over fall…

I’ve spotted a lot of woodland trends all over the internet lately, and I have to say, I’ve been very pleasantly happy about this one! If you came to my office here at JCP, you’d see that I have a plethora of creatures “lounging” around my workspace: Berenstein (the bear), Polly (the peacock), Chuck (the duck), Teddy, […]