Ten Days in the Valley – must watch 

It seems like twenty years ago when Kyra Sedgwick was last on television. As a huge fan of The Closer, when I heard she was back, I knew I must tune in. Ten Days in the Valley does not disappoint. The writing is not as strong as The Closer, yet Sedgwick makes each scene shine. …

Welcome October! 

October is a welcomed month in Phoenix. It means the summer is finally over, as is monsoon season. October means open windows in the morning and a few in the evening come mid-month. For me, October is much more than fall weather (although I love that). October is a time to look back on what…

Homemade Curtain Tie-backs

For those wanting to opt out of spending $20+ for curtain tie-back material, I have a solution for you! I purchased these for less then $2 each at Lowe’s. I painted them with leftover paint. And used an empty upside down kleenex box so I could paint it and let it dry without setting it down…

Dear Netflix 

Dear Netflix, Did the writer’s for Bloodline go on strike after season 2? I’m confused as to what exactly you filmed ten episodes of, for viewers. Were you holding the actors against their will to believe their scenes would come together during editing? Bloodline season 3 started off good, only because it was leftovers from…

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life – *spoilers*

Let’s talk Gilmore Girls: A year in the life. Whether you watched Gilmore Girls within the last few years on Netflix, or were an original fan, chances are you binge watched the new four episodes. The show felt like an old comfy sweater that was accidentally stuck in the dryer and shrunk. Chances are you…

A World of Fake Images

First, let me say that I understand body shaming is happening to both men and women. I am well aware that there are airbrushed magazines with shirtless guys on the cover. However, I am a woman and I can only view it from a woman’s perspective. My friend recently sent me an airbrushed photo of…

Beachy Thoughts

I’m sitting here, watching the waves crash along the rocky cliffs of the Malibu beach. The water turning into a million foamy bubbles as it washes over the sand. I’m not in California. I’m watching it on television. I can’t remember the last time I was on the beach, it has been too long. I…

hate is too common

I am not here to talk about race or guns. I am here to talk about the hate I see everywhere. (Living in Phoenix we have more hate related crimes in the summer then the rest of the year and it sickens me that people are rude.) I see it across the board, whether they…

You Should

As I work on my latest manuscript I wonder if it will ever be read. If it will ever make it to books shelves. Not whether or not I get a book deal for it, but because of what is happening in the world. I watched Netflix’s The Fundamentals of Caring the other day. It…

Funny Thing About the Weather

It’s a cloudy day here in Phoenix. This type of weather is usually welcomed by residents. A nice break from the searing burn of the sun (even in the winter). It changes the way nature, houses, landscapes appear. Similar to when it snows, blanketing everything, making things appear flawless. I’m lucky I spent my childhood…

Why I Didn’t Make Resolutions for 2016

This year was a the first time in many years that I didn’t make any resolutions for 2016.  Don’t we all make them and by February hate ourselves for not really following them? Beating ourselves up for something that we would not do had we not made a resolution of things to change. This year…