Being Heart Forward Wine Social

Originally posted on Fashionably Mimi:
This February Chaun Vaughn’s brainchild was birthed into 13 days of celebrating #HeartForward Leaders. Seven forward-thinking ladies and gentlemen were featured for their #HeartForward efforts; beginning February 1st. The honorees were celebrated for the difference they are making in the world and lives of others. The 13th day culminated with…

A Place Called Hope

Americans are a hopeful nation. Bill Clinton tapped into a hopeful America with his now famous line, “I still believe in a place called Hope”, referring to his hometown in Arkansas. He created a brand around this small town, a place that he used as an analogy to describe all of America. It worked and…

Ten Things I Learned from Reading

Last year about this time I set a reading goal for myself. I planned to read 40 books between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 or a little over 3 books a month. Even though my friend, Cindy Clifford says that it would not count unless it was an actual book, my rules were…

Santa versus Jesus

Merry Christmas! I wrote a column for my church’s newletter so thought I’d post on my blog too.  “You better watch out! You better not cry! You better not pout! I’m telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town,” begins the modern-day Christmas song. Santa Claus is an icon of American culture. He keeps…

Advent – You Know that Thing Before Christmas

I love this season. As a kid and even a young mother October 1 marked the beginning of t he build up to Halloween followed by the build up to Thanksgiving and then we could finally start talking about Christmas. I wrote about my love for Fall in a recent blog. What I have noticed,…

With a Song… from My Car?

My car gave me a song this week. I know that sounds crazy, but my car does this occasionally. I usually listen to an audio book on my morning commute so my car’s audio system is always tuned to find my favorite Bluetooth device  – my iPhone. I have an Audible account so my car usually auto-selects…

Winter is Coming

Winter is coming. As much as I love fall I hate winter. I wrote about my love for fall in a recent blog. I live in Houston so my dislike of winter is not because the weather is so cold since our winter only involves a couple nights of below freezing with most days seeing…

For Better For Worse

This week Russell and I attended a couple of events celebrating marriage. The first was the wedding of a sweet young couple, Alex and Stephen. A few days later we attended a vowel renewal for one of my good friends from work, Misha and her husband, Rod in honor of their 10th anniversary. It was…

Election Day

There was a time in my not too distant past that this day, Election Day, was my biggest day of the year. Everything came to down this. I often had at least few clients on the ballot. I knew or had met the majority of state, local and federal candidates for whom I got to…

Vivi and the World

Great blog by my husband about our new granddaughter, Vivi. Yes, we are totally in love and gushing. 🙂 Vivi and the World As well as writing such lengthy literary classics as Anna Karenina and War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy turned his hand to writing stories for younger readers. Most of the works in the…

It’s a Girl!

This week I met the most adorable little girl. She is all of five pound two ounces, and she has only been in this world for just a couple of days. She has already stolen my heart though. Who knew such a little package could cause such overwhelming emotion? Her name is Vivi and she…

Waiting for Surprises

I have never been good at waiting. I am that person who turns to the last few pages of a novel to see how things end even though I have barely read the first chapter.  It is a really silly thing to do actually because after just starting a book skipping to the end usually…