Category Archives: Blog Post From Juli

“PREVIOUSNESS” the Weapon Against Perfectionism and Procrastination

I come from a family filled with perfectionists. We try to do things thoughtfully and presentation is EVERYTHING. We act that if what we do is not met with “oohs and ahhhs,” then we haven’t “done it right.” There are times I let big family gatherings become productions and I feel the pressure to set the table perfectly, and decorate all the rooms…even the bathrooms! Why? Not all my family is or has been this way. My maternal grandmother, Mammy, .....

Baby, It’s Cold Inside!

When we moved back to my “hometown” where I grew up as a teenager and beyond, my husband and I moved into a house that was not ready for us to live in. We bought it about five years ago and have lived here for two and a half. Because this was the home my mother built in 1972 and it had character, good structure and lots of good memories, I felt an obligation to rescue it and convinced my husband, Harry, that he should feel the same. It still means a lot to my mother, too, because .....

What’s in my bag…

I love bags.  Tote bags.  Little pouchy bags.  Big sachel bags!  Some people have a thing for shoes but mine is for bags and purses. I don’t buy them often, but when I do, I usually spend a little bit more than I would if I were just getting a casual purse. I spend a lot of time checking out features like pockets and where everything is going to go. I have been known to sit down in a store and dump my purse out and see if it will fit well into a bag I’m thinking about getting. Shopkee.....