Great Gifts, Holidays, Shopping

Favorite Bath & Body Works Candles

UPDATE: THE CANDLES ARE CURRENTLY $12.95 IN STORES AND ONLINE! How I go months without being able to carve out time for myself to write regular is beyond me, but I will keep trying! But, on to today's topic... I love candles, I have more than I can count around my home and I continue… Continue reading Favorite Bath & Body Works Candles

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DIY, Home

Trader Joe’s Flowers

The first time I encountered a Trader Joe's I was sixteen years old and living in Boston, Massachusetts. I loved going in there, but it was always known as the "expensive" grocery store; so not one we frequented. Fast forward 20 years, I am now living in New Jersey, alone (as opposed to being a… Continue reading Trader Joe’s Flowers

Books

Book Review: Big Magic

Book No. 5: Big Magic Author: Elizabeth Gilbert Big Picture It's the ultimate pep talk for the creative you that lies within; that's the best way I can summarize this book. And I don't mean that it's meant for the aspiring writer, painter, musician, etc., although each one of them can certainly benefit from reading… Continue reading Book Review: Big Magic

Health, Inspiration, Life, Music

How Meditation Has Helped My Productivity

This year, I told myself I would take time out for me, in particular my mental health. With a lifestyle that is always on the go, I knew that in order to be successful, I had to carve out time for my own well being, every. single. day. And so I have. Between yoga classes… Continue reading How Meditation Has Helped My Productivity

Books

Book Review: The Geography of Bliss

Book No. 4: The Geography of Bliss Author: Eric Weiner Big Picture Where is the happiest place on earth? Is it Switzerland? Netherlands? Qatar? India? Iceland? America? or somewhere else entirely? That is the question, the author, a former NPR journalist sets out to answer. A total of ten countries sum up this book and… Continue reading Book Review: The Geography of Bliss

Books

Book Review: One Summer Day in Rome

Book No. 3: One Summer Day in Rome Author: Mark Lamprell Big Picture There are three parallel stories that take place over the course of a day and half in Rome. The stories are not related to one another, except that they occur in the same day and in the same city. [Do not want… Continue reading Book Review: One Summer Day in Rome