Prince: Nothing Compares to You

“How can you just leave me standing, alone in a world that’s so cold.” -Prince “When Doves Cry” There are some celebrity deaths we never forget. We always remember where we were and what we were doing when we heard the sad news of their passing. Elvis Presley…Marilyn Monroe…Freddie Mercury…Princess Diana…Michael Jackson…Whitney Houston….and now… Prince. …

My Pet Peeve: Make-up Abuse

I consider myself to be a fairly tolerant and laid back person. I try not to let a lot of stuff REALLY bother me because quite frankly, life is too short to let the little stuff stress you out….cause there is always a TON of the big stuff around that will do the job just …

Never Too Old for Dress Up

“Masquerade! Paper faces on parade . . .Masquerade! Hide your face, so the world will never find you!” – “Masquerade” from the Broadway musical “Phantom of the Opera” --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It’s no secret to anyone that knows me (…heck...even with people who DON’T know me….) but I LOVE dressing up like Elvira, the Mistress of the …

Be Your Own Valentine

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz  The month of February can make you see red. Not just because you are probably still paying off the Chia pet you bought your Uncle Richie for Christmas in your monthly credit card statement, but because you …

Happy New Year!

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Well here it is…. new year’s day! A brand new start to a brand new year! A clean slate! A chance to start over and perhaps make some changes for the better. (And here you thought …

New Traditions

Growing up, Thanksgiving for me was always a simple but fun holiday. We never went to anyone’s house or had a bunch of family over. [. . .]

The Elvira Project

“Sometimes you can learn the best lessons in life wearing a low cut black dress, some high heels, and an awesome beehive wig.” – Tracie Dee My favorite holiday is Halloween. Ever since childhood, there has just always been an attraction for me to have one day a year where you can dress up and …

Young at Heart

“No matter what happens, always keep your childhood innocence. It's the most important thing.” Federico Fellini Why do kids always seem to be in such a hurry to grow up? When I think back to my own childhood, I look back with great fondness to a time when the biggest decision of my day was …

Seeing Stars

"The image is one thing and the human being another.....It's very hard to live up to an image." Elvis Presley Just what is it about celebrities that seem to fascinate us so much? I mean all the hoopla about them didn’t just start with Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan. Gossip papers, fan magazines and invasive …

Make ’em Laugh

“All the world loves a clown” Cole Porter/cite> (Maybe the world does…but they just give me the heebie jeebies!) You know why all the world loves a clown? (Except for me, that is) It’s because everyone loves to laugh. And you want to know why? Because laughter makes us feel good and often really IS …

Bucket Lists

"It's never too late to be what you might have been" George Eliot I’ve been a late bloomer in pretty much every aspect of my life. Some of it was out of my control (I mean I really couldn’t help if Mother Nature has a twisted sense of humor and exercised it heavily on me …