Happy New Year … Be Safe

The year is drawing to a close, and as the world prepares for a new year full of promise and opportunity, millions and millions of people are preparing to ring in the new year out on the town with music, friends, and more than likely lots and lots of alcohol. Whether you are hitting a hotspot or partying at a friend’s house, more important than anything else is staying safe. No one wants to start off 2017 in the hospital, or worse, not see it at all. In that light, here are some tips to staying safe this New Year’s Eve and making sure you welcome … [Read more...]

What are you wearing?

As one of the biggest party nights of the year draws ever closer, many of us are staring at our closets frantically wondering what in the hell we are going to wear. We can’t recycle the same sparkly number from last year, there are just too many photos floating around. There’s always the option to throw something together from what you have on hand, which is a completely viable option because we already know we can rock the shit out of anything in our closet, but as a woman the urge to start the New Year off wearing something new and fabulous is … [Read more...]

A Jar Full of Happiness

With Christmas officially at a close and the New Year just days away, thistime of year is often about reflection. What have we accomplished this year? What can we improve about ourselves and our lives next year? What was amazing about 2016 and what absolutely sucked monkey nuts about it? Whether you lost a loved one or started a new family, lost a job or launched a career, the year holds a variety of memories and lessons for every single one of us. Scrolling through one of my various social media accounts (there seems to be a new one pop up every … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

I inherited my love of all things Christmas from my mom. It’s not just that it’s my favorite holiday, I love absolutely everything about it this time of year. The lights, the music, the jolly old man in the big red suit. I simply cannot get enough of this season. In fact, I wish it lasted longer, though truth be told, in my house it lasts longer than society would typically find acceptable. I won’t go into details but let’s just say if you feel like seeing a Christmas tree in November you don’t just have to go to Wal-Mart. With Christmas just a couple … [Read more...]

Haven’t finished your Christmas shopping? No worries …

Well … Christmas has managed to creep up on us with the other worldly speed of Hermes. If you count yourself among the hordes of people who still haven’t finished their Christmas shopping, don’t despair. Millions of Americans procrastinate their Christmas shopping to the very last nanosecond. Even those anal-retentive types who finish sometime in July often have a last minute gift recipient pop up on their list. No one really wants to fight the last minute Christmas rush, so here are some options to finish off your list (or .. you know …start it) without … [Read more...]

Bad Day … Better Night

You know your spouse better than anyone, and the way he or she just barreled through the door and headed straight for the liquor cabinet, you know they were obviously caught up in a shit-storm at work. Whether it was just typical of end of the year crap on steroids, or an extra helping of holiday stupid making its way around the office, or the that nasty little ass-kisser that’s gunning for their job that got the better of them today, it doesn’t really matter because now the storm clouds have shifted and are swirling around your kitchen. Does a bad day … [Read more...]

Stuff her Stocking with Love

It’s difficult to imagine being able to win at the holiday gift giving game when her bank account makes yours look like a child’s after a failed lemonade stand attempt. Last year she bought you an expensive watch, a gift certificate to have your car professionally detailed, and a week-long ski vacation. How are you going to top that? Spoiler alert … you’re not. At least, not in the way you hope to. Here’s the thing about most women who make more money than their man. First, they already know they make more money. Second, if they already know it and … [Read more...]