Summer Travel – 5 Tips For Finding Your Soul Place

The First Long Weekend of Summer. Are You Traveling?    Maybe This Trip You’ll Find Your Soul Place? Or Perhaps You Already Have. But What Exactly is a Soul Place?    And How Can You Tell When You’ve Found It? I Was Curious and Checked With the Experts and This is What I Found… 5 […]

A Dream in Clay

To Sleep.  Dear Sleep, Oh If Only to Dream, Of Royal Wedding Teas, And Spots of Clotted Cream.     A Full Night’s Sleep, Would Be So Dear, I May Have Had One, Late Last Year.     Again I Try,  Turn Off the Light, Fresh Clothesline-Dried Sheets, A Good Sleep in Sight.     […]

We Had a Peek at the Royal Wedding Gown All Along.

Before We Leave This, Can We Talk Wedding Gowns? Oh Good. Meghan Markle Gave Us a Hint of Her Gown Early On. But Perhaps No One Was Looking. Here.  For Her First Official Visit to Wales and Cardiff Castle. WPA Pool/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Theory, $198 Black and White Check Jacket.  Structured.  Fitted.  Feminine. With […]

Magical History is Now in Your Pocket.

Was I Excited About the Royal Wedding?  Oh My, Yes. In My Humble Opinion, a Royal Wedding Must Be Viewed Live. Fresh and Natural Evolving.  Free from Others’ Commentaries. You and the Event. I Admit I Went a Bit Crazy with the Prep.  Planning, Shopping, Creating Party Favors. For Just Us.   Our Table for […]

Summer Style…Fast Skirts for Sassy Women

If You Had to Stand All Day At Work. Hot Sun Bearing Down on the Crown of Your Head. Your Arms Burdened Carrying Books and Lighting Fixtures. And Your Feet.  Oh My, Your Feet. Wrapped in Tight, Strappy Unforgiving Sandals. What Would You Wear??? Exactly. Draped Linen.  Flowy.  Fun. Classically Professional. Perfect for Whoever or […]

A Patio Wedding Venue…Again and Again.

21 Years Ago We Had a Outdoor Patio Wedding. At a Neighborhood Restaurant. The Wedding was Small.  Just Family. We Said Our Vows.  11:00 AM.  And then had Lunch. Barbeque.  Ribs.  Chicken.  Slaw.  Fries. We had a Band.  Mr. Doodle Played Piano and Sang.  To Me. In My Life.  John Lennon. The Judge who Married […]

A Metropolitan Museum of Art Restoration…At Home.

One Year Ago, Miss Doodle 2 and I Created a Clay Sculpture Ballerina. Inspired by Degas’ The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer. We Used a Newspaper Armature, Twig Legs, Clay, and Tulle.  Screws Drilled into her Twig Legs Keep Her Steady. It was a “Mom and Me” Project.  In Clay. Our Little Dancer Was a Surprise Success. […]

The Royal Wedding Breakfast Party. You’re Invited!

I’m Excited.  The World is Excited. The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. This Saturday.    4:00 AM. Mountain Standard Time.   You’re are Cordially Invited to a Breakfast Party! Yes.  At 4:00 AM.  Saturday. In New Mexico, It will be Easy to find the House…it will be the Only One with the […]

Finally…We’re Not in Kansas Anymore.

People Say Spring Always Comes. But there are Years When Doubt Creeps In.  Maybe No Spring This Year. And Then Presto.  Overnight.  It’s Spring.   Here in the Desert South West, Water is at a Premium. All the Striking Cloudless Blue Skies are the Result of Thin Air and No Rain.   Beautiful.  Yes.  But […]

Moon Monday Again…A Whimsical Crock!

Week Night Dinner TIme.  The Witching Hour of the Day. Minutes Swiftly Clicking By to T-Minus Melt Down. We Need to Sit Down to a Nice Meal.   Not in 45 Minutes.  But Now. Moon Cat and I Found a Solution to the Monday Dinner Dilemma. Moon  Monday. Moon Monday Began on a Monday.  Not […]