Ten Things You Should Know About

I’m very focused while being very scattered. Really I am. I have a million ideas of things to write and people asking me to post or share things all the time.  Recently, I have been completely unable to even respond to so many of the

Top 10 Finds of January 2021

So many things come across my email during the course of a month.  I don't get to post everything, whether it's an invitation, a press release or a sponsorship/partnership email.  The things that I do post are things that I find the time for because

Holiday Boxes for Valentine’s Day

Have you seen my posts about Boxed Holiday?  I shared some pics online in December but never got around to posting them on here. I realized that most of us had our holiday decorations up by that point so I made a note to circle

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Sara Davidson Johns

It's hard to believe that this is my last Westchester Woman Wednesday of 2020. I'm wrapping up 4 years of these monthly posts with this one and it's actually very fitting that this month it would be Sara Davidson Johns. As women, we are constantly

Top Five Picture Book Recommendations

Since I posted my top book picks, I decided I needed some titles for kids too. As a former teacher, I know hundreds of titles and themes/lessons to accompany them. I've learned a lot along the way with my own kids too- but there's nothing

My Top 10 Books for 2020. Please buy them in stores!

When I published my Books, Books & More Books List in 2019, I had no idea that the devastation of 2020 was around the corner.  In late 2019, small independent book stores were likely hurting due to online competition. Looking back, I shared a list

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Last year I put together a Holiday Gift Guide but I wished I had done it sooner than I did. I put a note on my calendar on 10/31/20, reminding myself to start the list earlier and publish early in November so here it is. 1.

Meet Artist Kim Stadin

You may have seen my social media posts of the most incredible pieces of art by abstract artist Kim Stadin.  I treated myself to an original piece last fall when I converted our spare room to a proper office.  Who knew that COVID would hit

White Plains Holiday Market

  The White Plains Holiday Market is a City of White Plains event in partnership with 914PopUps. This COVID-aware market will feature 40+ vendors and artisans in individual open-air booths in the heart of White Plains on Waller Avenue. The event will run from December 3rd

Shopping with Stella James: FB Live 11/5

Hi! My name is Eve and I am a mom, wife, career woman and Owner of Stella James. I am an FIT Graduate and have been in the fashion industry for over 17 years doing everything from buying and merchandising to Marketing and E-commerce. I

Westchester Woman Wednesday: Meet Stephanie Newman

Since October is National Bullying Prevention Month, I figured it would be the perfect time to address this very important topic as it relates to moms.  The topic of bullying is not new to anyone so I don't expect that I am sharing anything you

Staycations + Day Trips in NY/NJ and PA

Summer 2020 wasn't a total loss. Our usual family travels did not take place but we found lots of local alternatives. Fortunately (and unfortunately) we live in a state that has lots of rules restrictions in regard to travel. I figured we'd be best sticking

Eating + Shopping My Way Through Quarantine

I'm making a list of some cool things that have kept me busy during the quarantine. I've enjoyed more food trucks and car parades than I can imagine. I'm tired of cooking all day but I have loved the time with my family.  Homeschooling started

Scout & Cellar: Clean-Crafted Wine

We have a new guest blogger! Meet Jen Mullen of @simply.livinglife. Jen is a mother of three with a mission of living a clean and balanced lifestyle. Today she is sharing her love of clean-crafted wine. Here is a Q & A with Jen: 1. What is

March Happenings

I'm inundated with requests to share events.  I get emails and messages on Facebook and Instagram daily.   I feel so bad when I finally open the email, only to find out the event has passed.  In my "trying to do things new in 2020" I've

914PopUps Westchester Warehouse Sale: March 8th

***Original Posting, March 7, 2019.  Reposting February 2020 to include 914PopUps March 8th Event.*** Save the Date for a sale that you won't want to miss.  On March 8th, 914PopUps is hosting a Westchester Warehouse Sale at The Coliseum in White Plains. Like any other event

Bra Shopping with Laura: Fit By Burke

Every January I have my annual mammogram.  It's also the month that I get rid of my old bras and buy myself new ones.   Year after year, I would say the same thing to myself in January.   "This is the last year I am buying

Rent the Runway vs. Nuuly

I buy a LOT of clothes.  As a result, I have a lot of unworn and gently used clothes that I give away.  I have started using clothing rental services in the past few months.  I've decided that I am going to try to "shop

Books, Books & More Books

Books make a great gift.   I know everyone is reading on e-readers, but I think these titles are all good for gifting.  They make good coffee table books or conversation pieces.  I had more, but narrowed it down to my top 10.  Only one fiction