Want to change your luck?

How lucky are you? Lightning has struck my pointy head several times in my life. I'm that person, but believe you have to play in order to win. So when I drove to pick up Danny after skiing late Saturday afternoon, I made a pitstop at City Market to buy a Powerball ticket. I assumed... Continue Reading →

My 50 Faves and How to Join!

After losing my dad in October, my poor mother had looked forward to coming to our home for the holidays. She hadn’t traveled since his heart attack in 2009 and thoroughly enjoyed her trip to our house over Thanksgiving. She wasn’t feeling well last week, but packed her bags. My family had driven to ski... Continue Reading →

The Big Reveal and WINNERS!

Holiday traditions are different for everyone. Some cut down their own Christmas trees while others host huge holiday gatherings. I don't have time for that. I'm too busy crafting my greeting cards. Now that most of them are in the mail, I can relax and focus on the rest of my Christmas traditions, like shopping,... Continue Reading →

You Still Have a Chance!

I have spent hours sketching, drawing, crafting, cutting, slicing and pasting my Christmas cards in a sort of elf-like assembly line without the elves. While up to my elbows in paper scraps, I looked forward to that blissful nirvanic state attained after slipping them into envelopes. A lot of love goes into each card and... Continue Reading →

10 Susieisms from Holiday Movies

It's important to make time for yourself especially when your calendar is full. https://media0.giphy.com/media/jBfp1FL3KOgr6/200.gif You can't do everything well. Pick one or two things and focus on them. http://pixel.brit.co/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/tumblr_mc7f86q4751r5e3noo3_500.gif In this season of "I want that!" and humongous wish lists, be grateful for what you already have. http://s2.thejournal.ie/media/2013/12/god-bless-2.gif We all want to be included. Celebrate... Continue Reading →

Elfish Holiday Survival Tips

If you are a little behind in your holiday shopping, decorating, and baking, don't get down on yourself. You can always regift, dim the lights and order from the bakery. https://45.media.tumblr.com/fd7602e45e86f8df61f8eb80135947c8/tumblr_myaefftUym1qdbxo3o1_500.gif This is the time of year when everyone believes in Santa and Christmas miracles. If you don't, keep it to yourself. https://45.media.tumblr.com/91fe880e56cc9795582a08129af25909/tumblr_myafrwMfLx1qdbxo3o1_500.gif Embrace your inner... Continue Reading →

Change Your World

We live in violent times. When we turn on the news and are inundated with horrific events, it feels like a punch in the gut. We feel ordinary, helpless, and without hope. Some become angry while others spiral downward in various levels of depression. One person can’t change the world, right? So we vent. We... Continue Reading →

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