What to Buy in August and What to Hold Off On

August is an oddball month in retail: July’s Prime Day is over and September’s Labor Day is still ahead. So what’s worth splurging on this month? Before you hit the stores or the Web for some end-of-summer shopping, here’s your go-to guide for what to Read More …

Weekend Fun Inside!

Saturday, July 29, 2017 ·         Fit Foodie Le 5k in Sugar Land – Run in this 5k or let the kids try the 1k fun run all while supporting Kids’ Meals Houston. $35. 7:30am to 10am. ·         Hispanicize Texas at Silver Street Studios – Step into this all day, Read More …

Where to Find Your Coin’s Mintmark

Locating a Mint Mark on Coins If you are looking for a mint mark on coins made in the United States before 1968, they are usually on the reverse. In 1968, however, the location was changed by the Mint Director to the obverse (front) side Read More …

The Other August Birthstone

August is just around the corner…already… and that means the Peridot your birthstone if your birthday falls within that month. So many people have told me how they feel ripped off, even my daughter, when it comes to their birthstones. They think that it’s the Read More …

First World Problems Are Everyone’s Problem

We all have that crazy uncle or aunt that you avoid certain topics of discussion because of the reactions that they have. It seems now that we encourage, not only the crazy aunt or uncle, but we give them a platform to say whatever’s on Read More …

Is it Silver or Silver Plated?

How can you tell if silver items — like flatware, service set or a tea set — are real or plated? If you have been wondering if that old tea set is possibly worth a fortune, you’re not alone. Here are some ways to help Read More …

Some Positivity for Your Friday

~ Happy Friday ~ I swear, I blink sometimes and the week has flown by! I’ve been throwing myself so completely into this blog recently (which is such a blessing) that I only know what day it is through what post was published – but Read More …

So Much to do So Little Time This Weekend

Saturday, July 22, 2017 ·         Curator Talk: Dr. Andreas Marks at Asia Society Texas Center – Guest curator Dr. Andreas Marks looks into the historical development of bamboo art in Japan at Asia Society Texas Center. $5. 11am to 12:30pm. ·         Houston Fajita Festival at HTX Sports Creek – Stuff Read More …

5 Ways to Push Through Discomfort to Make Positive Change

“Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.” ~Unknown One of the most difficult parts of reaching your goals or making positive change is pushing through discomfort. This is where a lot of people give up—when the process inspires all kinds of challenging Read More …

Much to do This Weekend & it Starts Here!

So many things to do this weekend! I’ll be at the Houston Symphony enjoying the music if Prince! Come join me there! Saturday, July 15, 2017 Volunteer Workday at Buffalo Bayou Park | FREE – Volunteer your time to help Buffalo Bayou Conservancy clean up the park. Read More …