Brandon Price, An Unsung Hero

When I was a little girl, my home burned completely to the ground during a lightning storm.  Thankfully, we were not home at the time. We lived a few miles outside of town and in those days, if you lived outside the city limits, there were no fire hydrants, etc. After growing up and living […]

Top 5 Sunscreens

Summer has always been my favorite season and the beach, any beach, is my ideal vacation spot.  I guess it’s because I grew up visting the beach every summer. Back in the day, I shunned sunscreen like it was the plague. I was a baby oil/iodine concoction addict when I was a teen. As a […]

Who Else is Watching Your Baby?

I was appalled when I read an article about a nanny in Houston who heard an unfamiliar voice coming from a two-way baby monitor.  The voice said, “that’s really a poopy diaper,” then warned her to password-protect the camera.  I can only imagine the nanny’s reaction. One couple heard a voice shouting from the baby’s […]

Dessange Paris California Blonde Review

I have extremely dry hair.  When you add in lowlights, highlights and sunlight, well, my hair can be a hot mess.  I’m sure you guessed by now that I’m not a natural blonde, but I play one in real life.  And, it’s true, blondes do have more fun! 🙂 I’ve tried expensive specialty salon shampoos […]

How to Thank Someone for Retweets

When I first created my twitter account in 2009, I just didn’t get it.  At all.  I wasn’t blogging yet, hence the @allismith77 non-creative-year-I-graduated-high-school handle. Sigh. I finally changed it today!  (You can change your handle to a new one, if it’s available, without losing your followers, etc.)   Back then, I immediately followed all […]

Is Your Salad Dressed to Kill?

I well remember the days, er, years when I would automatically order a great big salad every time I went out to dinner.  And I was always so proud of myself.  Until . . . the public demanded that restaurants share the nutritional value of their meals.  I have a love/hate relationship with Eat This/Not […]

She Said, She Said – Skincare & Music

I FINALLY caught up with my youngest daughter and demanded that she actually join me in our MONTHLY She Said, She Said – January post.  It’s where we share our monthly faves. I mean, really, it’s been a while.  Man, did she make up for her absence.  When I received her e-mail, I thought she had […]

5 Tips for Living Longer and Moving More

As I get older, I find myself wanting to live a healthy lifestyle so I can live longer. These are my 5 Tips for Living Longer. Of course, I’m not a doctor, but these tips work for me.  As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you.  It’s January […]

One Word 2015

Who remembers my one word for 2014?  Come on, now.  I certainly wrote about it enough and you can read my very first post about my 2014 word here.  It was L O V E and man, I had to often remind myself  that I had chosen to walk in love in all situations. I’m not […]

New Year’s Eve Tablescape & Menu

Do you have big plans for New Year’s Eve?  How do you usher in the new year? My plans are the same as they’ve been for years – staying home, dozing off and waking up at midnight to see the old year out and the new year in with my husband and whatever kid(s) happens […]