My Favorite Things – 2

  I love receiving notices about new posts from awesome blogs which I subscribe to. One such blog is titled ‘Authentic Luxury Travel’. Now, while my budget these days has eliminated most things ‘luxury’, I still love to live vicariously through others whose travel budgets are, well, bigger. Writer and trip planner Elizabeth Hansen has a lovely way…

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things …

  It is often said that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. I absolutely concur. That being said, I’ve decided to “imitate” an idea from several bloggers whom I admire, and create a list of my favorite things … this week. Spring has arrived here in San Diego (truth be told it never actually left), and I’ve…

Confessions of a jewelry junkie ...

Confessions of a Jewelry Junkie

“Hello. My name is Jan, and I’m a blingaholic.” What bauble-loving woman isn’t, for crying out loud? The stuff is so easy to get my hands on; I mean it’s literally everywhere. Windows in jewelry storefronts twinkle as the mid-day sun refracts shiny silver, gold, gemstones and beads luring me in for a closer look. Sidewalk boutiques…