Letting Go

After many years of watching my children turn into young adults, praying that they’ll turn out to be great humans, contribute to society, I realize that I’m in their way. As much as I want to support their endeavors, I also realize that letting them Read More …

What Happened That Tuesday Morning

Many of the children born on that day are now coming of age. They haven’t grown up in a world where we haven’t been at war, in fact, that’s all they know. I’m not sure how sensitive they are to the great loss the we Read More …

It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way

I’m taking a break from my normal jewelry focused blogging to bring attention to a topic that most of us don’t want to talk about: suicide. With the high-profile suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain happening this week within just days of each other, Read More …

How Can You Tell if Silver Items Are Real or Plated?

If you have been wondering if that old tea set or silverware set is possibly worth a fortune, you’re not alone. Here are some ways to help you figure it out. Sterling or plate? Silver plating was created hundred’s of years ago as an inexpensive Read More …

Your Funtime Things to do This Weekend List

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25, 2018. See celebrities ballroom dance, run a colorful 5K, take an educational cruise down the bayou, celebrate Creole Mardi Gras, jam out to live Read More …

Why Selling Your Engagement Ring May Be the Way to Go

As Beyonce Says, “Ring Off!” On a day where people are receiving engagement rings, I’m going to talk about getting rid of one. Although the legal dust has settled and you are officially “divorced,” you probably realize that your process is not quite complete. Things Read More …

A List of Things to Learn About Life

Each year, I find myself in awe at how much I have changed, how much I have learned, and how little I know. It’s humbling in the best of ways.   It’s a reminder that many of my day to day certainties are far less Read More …

10 Things You May Not Know About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. Here are 10 surprising facts about the civil rights leader and 1964 Nobel Peace Read More …

The Mystical Powers of Topaz

*The information provided here is for entertainment and reference purposes only. It is based on centuries of folklore, most of which came the birthstones of your loved ones, or your favorite combination of colors about before the age of modern medicine. It is not meant Read More …