Monday, Monday…

I love my job, I really do. It’s a great place to work, we all get along and have fun together, but when Monday rolls around, the last thing I want to do is get out of bed.  Monday’s have a bad reputation, really. It’s no different than other days though, and even Wednesday can…

Mid-Summer Cleaning Frenzy!

A few blogs back, I extolled the virtues and myriad uses of Windex.  It’s just one of my favorite cleaners, what can I say? Around this time of year, however, I do a mid-summer clean. It’s halfway between spring cleaning and holiday cleaning, and it’s a massive undertaking. I bring out some of the big…

A little taste of summer – my Key Lime Pie recipe!

I live in Florida, where summertime means beaches, sun, 3 PM thunderstorms and key lime pie. Everyone knows about beaches and sun, and no one wants to know about clockwork thunderstorms (unless you’re a meteorologist, in which case contact me and we’ll talk) so I’m going to impart a well-guarded recipe for key lime pie…

Pens – it’s just a harmless addiction!

Ah, pens.  Nothing in the office supply world quite engenders a heated debate like pens. People are serious about them, okay? And don’t get me wrong, I’m not condemning. I have been in more debates about the merits of Papermate versus Pilot than you can shake a stick at! I love my pens. I have…

I always wanted to be a June bride!

Well, who cares that its mid-July at this point? Summertime is the traditional wedding time of the year, and since I was just married recently, I wanted to celebrate with some wedding photos. No, not my own. Just some wedding touches for the planning bride-to-be, some ideas to consider. I’m going to go with a…

You say you want to be in pictures…

What about taking the picture? Its summer time and the photo ops are perfect! Days at the lake, days at the beach, day hikes in the mountains…what could be better? I dabble in photography; besides this blog, it’s one of my creative outlets and although my specialty is landscapes, I like candids of my family…

Genius!

When I was a kid, I loved Warner Brother’s Merrie Melodies cartoons. I wasn’t so much into Disney as I was Warner Brothers. Nickelodeon wasn’t even a concept back then, so all we had was Saturday morning cartoons, and I only waited around long enough for Warner Brothers to come on. There was nothing like…

There IS a cure for the summer time blues!

Ah, summer time! Frolicking in the pool, back yard barbeques, beach day with a great book, and cocktails by citronella candle…there’s nothing better than a lazy summer day. IF you get to have a lazy summer day, that is. How about when you’re stuck at work for the 9-5 grind, surrounded by black monitors, black…

When you see the School Supplies display…

You know that summer is half way over. Or you realize that retailers are an overzealous lot. Stores are filled with big yellow displays full of pencils, pens, pads, protractors, small refrigerators and computers. Almost anything in a store can be considered a back-to-school supply, especially when you take college kids into account. I love…

An Ode to the Perfect Drink Receptacle: Red Solo Cup

As a recent song and video have shown us, the iconic red Solo cup is our choice for our drinks. Whether it be at an office party, or our back yard barbeque, the red Solo cup has gone the distance to prove its worthy status as a primary beverage repository. Though it IS available in…

Sharpie-ing Goodness

I am showing some permanent love to my favorite line of writing tools, the almighty Sharpie. Not only is my love for Sharpie strong due to its vast color offerings – I also have discovered the Sharpie blog routinely features others who share my addiction, plus a gallery full of inspiration! This wonder of artistic…

The Humble Windex: Cleaning Dynamo

When I was a kid, I was always excited to help my mom clean. Which is just unusual in itself, but that’s for another blog.One of my favorite cleaners, and the first one that I was allowed to use, was Windex. Back then, it was clear, like the ammonia it’s derived from. Then my mom…