Posts by Gary Brown

The Not So Sweet Truth About Sugar

The single woman. She is brave, she is courageous, she is wise, she is responsible for her own health choices. Her health is her independence.   One of my earliest memories I have as a child is laying under my bed with a pink plastic Easter pail filled with foil wrapped chocolate bunnies quietly poking…

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Pack Like a Pro

I HATE packing!!! It never fails, I swear! Something essential always gets left behind; hang up clothes, makeup, comfortable shoes, my camera, medication, etc…  Just last weekend I took a trip and forgot my toothbrush, and deodorant. Can I just say, bad packing can cut into your social life 😉.   I used to think…

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How to Set a 4th of July Table your Guests Won’t Want to Leave

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge…

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5 Tips to Looking Fabulous in Photos

  We’ve all been there. You go to bed, wake up, check what’s been happening in social media land, while you were sleeping, and you see these words:   “106 people like a picture you were tagged in.”     Panic sets in because you know YOU didn’t post anything. I swear, it’s always the…

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Loneliness, Party Of One

Sparkling lights tucked inside champagne colored tulle draped symmetrically at the end of each pew. The bride and groom, natives of the small Kansas town, were hosting what was proving to be “The” social event of the season.   This day was monumental, to me, for two reasons. First, we were all there to celebrate…

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Part Two: What’s in Your Closet?

  Okay, I need to come clean. Last week, I wasn’t being completely honest (click here for Part One: What’s in Your Closet?). I showed you these “before” pictures of my disheveled closet.   But I actually have a double closet and obviously a LOT more stuff because this is what happened when I pulled…

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What’s in Your Closet

Unless you have been living under a rock the past few weeks you can’t help but notice the slight smell of cocoa butter and chlorine lingering in the air, beach towels and flip-flops on every aisle of the store and it takes less time to get across town because school buses are parked for the…

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Memorial Day 2018

For many of us, Memorial weekend signifies the kick-off of summer! A three-day weekend where pools open, campers get hitched, and all things “made in the U.S.A.” will be on sale.   Whether you celebrate Memorial Day at the lake, the ball field, the BBQ pit, or just a quiet day at home may we…

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Girl, You Need a Plan, Not a Man

We all know her (we’ll call her Janet), a single gal who is on all the online dating sites: eHarmony, Match.com, Plenty of Fish, Christian Mingle. You name it, she’s on there.   Now, the thing about Janet is, from a financial standpoint she is an absolute train wreck. The only financial plan she has…

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Happy Mother’s Day, Princess!

Once upon a time we were little girls. By day we jumped off picnic tables with our umbrellas open pretending to be Mary Poppins. We folded our arms and blinked our way back into the genie bottle. At night we were tucked into bed with the same fairytales. The heroine, always a princess and the…

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