Category: Advice

  • Advice

    One of my beautiful readers had asked: My mother-in-law hosts beautiful dinners but doesn’t ask for help. I feel terrible not bringing a side or anything. What’s the best hostess gift to bring to a dinner party? Helpless Dinner Guest Dear Helpless Dinner Guest, First of all, thank you for…

  • A Question of Grief

    Before we begin, please note that this post contains commentary about pet loss, death, and grief. This may be triggering for some readers. Friends, there’s no easy way to say this: my cat had to be put down on Tuesday. She was declining in health – with her heart and…

  • On Job Hunting

    Hello Friends! Some of you may not know this, but I’ve worked for the same company for the last 13 years. I’ve held different roles, but have not swayed from my dedication. Interestingly (or not?) staying at the same company for more than 5 years was not my original plan.…

  • Working From Home

    Woah – this week has been a crazy year. Millions of people (I don’t know if that’s an exact stat) are moving to a work from home model, which for some is uncharted territory. For me? I’ve been working from home for over 2 years and I love it. I…

  • Travel Guide: Northern Michigan

    Many people may not know this, but Michigan has a bustling wine scene. Our natural climate allow for 148 wineries to operate. As avid wine drinkers and lovers of fall, Matt and I set out to the Leelanau Peninsula, for a long weekend. It was fruitful (ha) and a great…

  • A Guide to October

    October has always been one of my favorite months, with the crisp air and spooky atmosphere – what’s not to love? Let’s be honest – September just takes too long. But here we are, finally… the finally days until October 1. Undoubtedly, I have been planning for October and all…

  • 3 Tips for Traveling for Work

    “Oh my lanta – you get to travel for work? How awesome!” Yeah, sure, Karen… Traveling for work is awesome. Of course, the idea of having your company pay for you to go somewhere new may seem glamorous, but for many of us… you’re just visiting another stuffy office in…

  • Pantry Essentials

    Last minute guests happen. Here are the five things you need to keep on hand to be the hostess with the mostess: Wine This one is fairly obvious. Having a bottle of wine on deck is great for multiple reasons: Last minute gift Serve to guests (with or without serving…