Advent 23 – The Quiet

Advent 23 – The Quiet

Along with our pre-Christmas trip to Asheville, we here at Splendor have another tradition that we’ve fine-tuned over the years – we have an early day of Christmas celebration that’s just the two of us. (Well, and the Furs, of course. They have quite...
The Essentials – Ask for Help!

The Essentials – Ask for Help!

As we head into the holidays, I think it’s an excellent time to visit this Essential. There’s a joke-not-joke that the reason there are so few well-known female artists is that male artists have generally had wives. The point being, that in order to be...
September Resolutions!

September Resolutions!

I recently ran across the notion of “September resolutions” – intrigued, I read on. The idea seems to me to be a sound one – instead of making resolutions in January, when most of us are worn out, run down, and wondering how we’ll stretch...
Day 8 – Be Beautifully Positive

Day 8 – Be Beautifully Positive

To begin our second week of 30 Chic Days, Mme. Ferris gently suggests that I work to “be beautifully positive.” This is an excellent time for this suggestion, as I got wildly off-track today. In my corner of western North Carolina, snow/sleet/freezing...