Slow n’ steady wins the race on lazy summer days, when golden tortoiseshell beautifully picks up take-it-easy shades of sunshine.
Is your pooch a little tubby around the tummy? My dog, Jenny, is only four years old, but she’s already honing her sloth skills…and could stand to lose a few pounds. I know that just as with humans, dogs can live longer and healthier lives if they stay in shape—and I definitely want my best friend to live forever! Still, as a working mom who’s frazzled enough keeping up with projects and kids, it’s not easy to watch everything Jenny does (not to mention vacuums into her mouth).
Not long ago, if you wanted to create a smart home—appliances that talk to each other, lights that greet you on arrival, locks that automatically shut out your crazy ex-roommate—it was a wildly expensive job. And if you’re talking about a really high-end home automation system, it still can cost a bundle. The HGTV Smart Home 2014 is a gorgeous example of a home that’s as beautiful as it is brainy— have you entered to win it? You should! But I digress…
From the Shop
KitchenAid 7-Quart Pro Line Stand Mixer
Sony DPT-RP1 Digital Paper
Mulberry Silk Sleep Eye Mask
It used to be that every year when tax time rolled around, my brain and my kitchen table were both overwhelmed. Where did I put that W-9? Who moved that pile of receipts? Did the dog eat my pay stubs? Well, it’s happened again. But before May is out, I’m committed to kickstarting my new tax year resolutions, thanks to a few tricks I’ve figured out. If forms and figures are making your head spin too, I recommend:
You are most likely to need a doctor:
a) In the middle of the night
b) On the weekend
b) During a holiday
c) All of the above
If you answered C, you’re like many of us— especially moms—who so often need some medical advice after hours. And even when an issue arises during business hours, often it’s not a full-blown rush-me-to-a-doctor’s-office kind of thing, but more of a “here are my symptoms: can you tell me if I need a prescription?” kind of thing.