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Live Life Like Lilly

28 Apr

Because I’m supposed to be on a trip with one of my all-time favorite people to Palm Beach…but #GirlsTrip2017 kicked me to the ground #Heatstroke #ReallyReallyBadHeatStroke, so I’m on bed-rest and not Palm Beaching… Here’s to All Things Lilly Pulitzer..or Living life like Lilly Pulitzer.

On Wednesdays we wear Pink.



Even when you’re sick.

You cannot be sad or in a bad mood while wearing or thinking like Lilly Pulitzer.  That includes while on bed-rest. In the meanwhile, always remember to:

  1. Wear sunscreen, including on your lips
  2. Drink plenty of water (bottled water if in Mexico)
  3. Monitor your time in the sun
  4. Live life like Lilly

This was before all hell broke loose. 😉




Life Coach

10 Mar

I’ve taken a lot of ribbing over the years about being a “so-called” Life Coach.  Mainly due to my blog, Jay Cutler Needs a Life Coach.  I still believe Jay needs a Life Coach, but he’s way beyond any help I could possibly offer…if I were to be asked, which I have not, btw.  Sad, but true.  I’ve also had friends say, and I quote, “If you are someone’s Life Coach, you sure as hell better make sure your own life is in order”.  Yes, this was said to me, with total love, though it does sound rather harsh.  And for the record, as I have indicated in the past, no my life is not “in order”, but I have a pretty good idea what Jay Cutler should have done to be successful with the Bears…Flipping off fans, standing on the sidelines away from his team mates, not being the leader of his team, etc…you get the point…is not the behavior of a “franchise quarterback” who is looking for success with an NFL team.  You don’t need to be a Life Coach to come to that conclusion.  Just a Bears fan who has season tickets and just came off the worst season in this blogger’s life.  He needed a Life Coach, he didn’t get one, and he’s on his way out of Chicago.  Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. 🙂

(Disclaimer…I penned this blog Thur AM, hours before Jay Cutler was released.  #Karma.  I’m sure Jay is now saying, “Terry can kick Mike Glennon around now.  Good luck with that, Mike”. Yeah, good luck with that, Mike). 🙂

Imagine my absolute delight, when my friend, Shelagh sent me this and said, “This reminds me of you”…



True!  There…Now I’m your Life Coach.

Have a fabulous Friday!!






40 Items. 40 Days.

1 Mar


Love, love, love this list.  Not just “stuff” but look at numbers 28-40.  Of course numbers 1-27 deserve some attention, especially from me in my 40 bags for 40 days quest…but it’s time to Declutter more than just “things”.

Your paperwork – Totally clogs up your life

Your email – I admire the people who only check their email a few times a day.  I am always extremely responsive.  I’ve always worn it as a badge of honor.  If I respond to an email within minutes, or perhaps 3 hours, it most likely will not change any outcomes.  Be forewarned…especially you hotels. 😉  Kidding, I will probably be as responsive as I’m able.

Your To Do List – I have one every day and it keeps me on track, otherwise I’d be on Pinterest all day or sneaking in extra episodes of Gilmore Girls.

Anything in your diary you don’t have to do – Cut out the extras.  Learn to say no.  I’m fairly clear at this point in my life whereas I choose not to do things I don’t want to do.  Call it maturity.  Call it being an adult.  Call it clarity.

Anything you can’t fit in your current schedule –  Being overly busy and overly committed does not make for a happy life.  There’s always tomorrow.  Or the next day.

Social events that don’t make you happy – You don’t have to go to every party.  You don’t have to meet a former friend or acquaintance for coffee.  You don’t have to catch up with people you don’t have genuine interest in.  You don’t have to go to every party you are invited to.  FOMO has no place in my life…and I’m truly much happier for it.

Excess travel to places – I love to travel especially with those I love or to see those I love.  That being said, I am extremely selective in regards to leaving my family.

Things that take up too much of your valuable time – Some say Social Media can do this.  Or popping on Pinterest and all of a sudden it’s 4 hours later.  Love that btw. 🙂  Find the time-suckers in your life and get rid of them!

Anything you are worrying about – Easier said than done, but gives you something to strive for.  I will never stop worrying about my children.

Any person who makes you feel low – I have said this often and for many, many years…Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the life out of you.

Negativity – Or negative people.  People have poked fun at me and my “Pollyanna” outlook on life.  Always rainbows and ribbons.  People I worked with would said I was like a ray of sunshine and happiness coming into a room.  You know what?  There are worse things people could say about me… and trust me, there have been. 🙂

Any I should be doing, thoughts – Live in the moment… I am desperately trying to work on this.

Regrets – Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda…Or perhaps just think, I did the best I could with what God has given me.  Works for me.






18 Ways to be Happy

22 Jul



Great reminders for all of us.

Happy Friday!  Have a great weekend!



Songs to Instantly put you in a Good Mood!

11 Mar


Songs to instantly put you in a good mood?  Yes, please!  Thank you Refinery 29 for putting together this list.  Because at the end of the day, it’s all about the music – Dr. Stevie

39 Songs to Put You In a Good Mood

You can click on the above link and it will take you right to Refinery 29’s link where you can click on each song.  My blog only lists the songs.  I do want to give a special shout out to my favorites on this list.  I have put an * by the songs that have already been featured as a Song of the Day. Some have been featured several times, btw.  #ImTrendy  #MyFavs

  1. Friday I’m in Love, by the Cure
  2. This Must be the Place, by the Talking Heads *
  3. Build Me Up Buttercup, by the Foundations *
  4.  Wouldn’t it be nice, by the Beach Boys *
  5. September by Earth Wind and Fire! * – a song about my birthday, the 21st day of September.  How can this Not be the best song ever?

For the above five songs, I will include a direct link to that song.  For the other 34, you will have to click on the above link, or the one I’m putting here so you don’t have to scroll back up.  🙂  The little comments after the songs are by Refinery 29, not me.

39 songs to instantly put you in a good mood


One last comment about the songs that make you happy.  I recently heard from a friend I was quite chummy with in the 80’s (kindergarten) and he said, “Everytime I hear that Buttercup song, I think of you”.  Guess I could have a worse legacy. 🙂

Love it or hate it, Here comes Daylight Savings Time!


Spring forward, Fall back.  That’s how you remember.  It will be nice that it’s light out at 7PM, but never fun to lose an hour of sleep.  Of course you get that hour back November 6th, but you may not want to wait that long.  If you are looking to plan a wedding or party, you should pick Saturday, November 5th, and add an hour of party time, since your guests gain an hour that night!


Gearing up for spring break and St. Patrick’s Day!  Best week ever!  I’m guessing there will be an early blog next week about St. Paddy’s Day!

And it’s Friday, Let the Shenanigans begin!  Let’s!




And here’s then hoping I don’t leave the house that day!



Actually it can.  Change your house clocks and don’t leave the house!




30-Day Kindness Challenge

18 Jan

30 acts of kindness challenge

No one said you have to start a 30-day challenge on the first of the month.  I’m starting this today on Martin Luther King Day!  Maybe a day won’t match up with a Kindness challenge”, but you can swap it out with another challenge, or come up with your own.  There are no rules here.  Just like there really are no hard and fast fashion rules.  And yes…you can wear white after Labor Day.  Even though I’m actually pretty certain I’m kind every day, I’m going to try and go the extra mile with this one.


I’m starting todays challenge with “Giving 3 compliments to strangers”…which is to you my blog followers, and yes, I realize that between Carol, Carolyn, Meredith, Louise, NKO, Cinda and my other pals who follow this blog, they don’t equate to strangers, however since I’m averaging 1000+ views per day on this blog, this is for the 9994 other people who just may read this.

  1.  You are very smart and savvy to be reading this blog.
  2. If you read and/or follow this blog, that must mean you have an excellent sense of humor and I find that most endearing.
  3. Reading my blog makes me happy and that makes you a great person. 🙂

And just for the heck of it, I’m going to compliment 3 strangers that I happen upon today!

Life is short.  Be kind.  Be very kind…even when they don’t deserve it. 😉



kill them with kindness

Good Morning!

8 Jan


Wave away my yesterday
Cause I’m leaving it behind me.
Hello sunshine, come what may.
I feel something new inside me.
I hear the birds singing
Now my alarm’s ringing
Get up, get up, hey!

Lyrics from the song of the day… and I can’t think of a better way to start a Friday!



Song of the Day:  Good Morning by Mandisa

It’s a good morning!
Wake up to a brand new day
This morning,
I’m stepping, stepping on my way
Good morning,
You give me strength,
You give me just what I need
And I can feel the hope that’s rising in me.
It’s a good morning

52 Weeks to an Organized Home:  2016 Plan

52-weeks to an organized home

And while you are enjoying your fabulous morning and whistling to this fabulous song, why not join me in this 52-week Home Organizing Challenge?


Peace.  Love.  Joy.  And maybe, just maybe, a little Fun in the sun?

Happy Friday!




D.  All of the above


Sorry for the profanity, but this is Hilarious.  and true!


Well…basically, yes I am.