It is hard to believe this baby has been a year in the making, but it was last Summer that the wonderful Ellen Gerstein, then with our current publisher Wiley, approached my co-author, Aliza Sherman … [Read More...]
I'm nearly halfway through this 40th year of mine. It is hard to believe it is flying by so quickly and yet, it could be because I have, quite simply, forgotten that this milestone birthday hit this … [Read More...]
My small girl is one heck of a softball player. It is remarkably safe to say these are genes she did not inherit from me. In fact, I just learned to catch a few weeks ago. She, on the other hand, … [Read More...]
The day has finally come: my small people can wake up in the morning, entertain themselves without appearing at my bedside and attempting to prop my eyes open, stage whisper, 'I think she's still … [Read More...]
You don't have to spend a lot of time around me (in person or online - think here on the site, Twitter, Facebook, or even Pinterest) to figure out that I'm a warm-weather girl. My California blood … [Read More...]
My Sweet Small Dude, Seven Years ago today, I saw your face for the very first time and I fell madly in love. I pushed one time, burst out laughing and you popped your way in to the world. Your … [Read More...]
As the sun set, she slipped her little hand in to mine, "Mommy, I had so much fun playing with you. Thank you for bringing me." I looked down at her. Freckled face. Brown eyes squinting up at … [Read More...]
Here's the thing - I've been traveling quite a bit lately and during these jaunts, I've learned the right way to pack and the wrong way. Trust me when I tell you I have come by this information … [Read More...]
I don't love vegetables. There, I said it. My deep, dark confession. My motherhood failure. I'm the girl who orders the potatoes as my side while my friends sweetly say, "is it possible to … [Read More...]
Last night I cried. I knelt in front of my small girl, tears in my eyes and I struggled to curb that silly water as it dripped from my lashes. "Mommy, who decided this room with the window seat at … [Read More...]
I’m nearly halfway through this 40th year of mine. It is hard to believe it is flying by so quickly and yet, it could be because I have, quite simply, forgotten that this milestone birthday hit this year. I don’t FEEL any older. I know I’m starting to look a little bit more so, but really, who cares? I don’t need to be dressing like I’m 22 anymore anyway. And many of the current fashions are ones that I wore when I was 8. So, been there, done that.
Now my hair…. that’s a completely different story. I do feel compelled to stay up with the times when it comes to this category. Or maybe it is just that I am JUST NOW making the ‘current’ efforts to style and be stylish. But I AM having a lot of fun.
For this week’s Keeping Style in Your Life, I’m once again tackling a hairstyle – and this one is pretty easy…. though it does seem to be intended for longer hair – at least based on my efforts. I even thought as I was doing it, that I would like my hair to be even longer. But, believe it or not, that is a common complaint from me – just ask my hair stylist. (I always harass her to trim as little as possible) Fortunately, she knows me well (and still loves me, I think).
This is a perfect style for Summer as it has a relaxed and casual feel and can be worn either to an afternoon event or first thing in the morning when you are in a hurry.
How to do a Braided Headband:
Now that Summer is actually here – and by actually, I mean the days are mainly warmer, I’ve been able to open the windows a few days and I’ve worn flip flops almost every day, I’m pulling out all of my favorite warm-weather recipes for BBQ’s and fun-get-togethers. You know…. the ones everyone always requests when you come to a party? I have friends who I beg to bring that amazing gooey butter cake or that to-die-for spinach artichoke dip (I best be careful or you might think I only go to parties for the food!). When I go to events, I’m often asked to bring this certain Strawberry Salad – so I figured I might share the recipe with you.
Since ‘Keeping Style in My Life’ involves whipping things up in the kitchen, entertaining AND enjoying myself during these Summer months, here we go….
My no-longer-top-secret Strawberry Walnut Feta Salad Recipe: