Category Archives: Life 101

Practical, FUN gifts for authors…#writers #authors #HolidayGiftGuide

Writing isn’t for sissies. It’s hard. Hence, I’m always interested in ways to make it easier. Having a proper office equipped with tools conducive to writing can help. For the holidays this year, I’ve compiled a list of “must-have” products … Continue reading

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Putting the BOO! into your #Halloween…#HalloweenDecorations

Halloween is great fun. There are so many ways to decorate inside and out. You can do a little or a lot. Scary or not. I’ve collected a few examples from my holiday decorating Pinterest board. A collection of pumpkins … Continue reading

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Just ducky! A serendipitous gift…

My husband surprised me with a gift—a glass duck because he said he knows I like ducks (I do.). I never mentioned it to him, but I’d been looking for a duck figurine for my office desk as a reminder … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened while trying to be serious…#humor

I think I have a good sense of humor. My humor is dry, occasionally a little silly. I find comedy in something I see or hear, in noticing the irony or coincidences. I wish I could be funny “on cue.” … Continue reading

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July: a month of milestones…

July has always been a busy month, but this year marks several major milestones: Today is 25th wedding anniversary! My stepdaughter is getting married on July 22 in Las Vegas. (Her fiance is 16 years older than her–only a year … Continue reading

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Going into the closet to show you my closet! #ClosetOrganization #ClosetGeek

Welcome to Cara’s Closet! I’ve been undergoing “retail therapy” to combat my midlife crisis (read about that here), and have been revamping my entire wardrobe to build base of neutrals for greater flexibility. My goal is to own fewer clothes … Continue reading

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How to fold a fitted sheet…#lifehacks

My husband ran across a You Tube video on how to fold a fitted sheet. It is amazing! I tried it (even went into my linen closet to refold the sheets!) and it works like a charm.  My “after” photo … Continue reading

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Can we know the unknowable? A skeptic ponders #psychic possibilities

For lack of anything better on TV, I caught a few episodes of “Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry”  (psychic to stars). If you can believe what’s purported on the show, Tyler goes in “cold,” not knowing who he will be … Continue reading

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On milestones, a mid-life crisis, and my closet…

In 2 1/2 years, I’ll “celebrate” a major milestone birthday. An epic, cataclysmic, confidence-rocking birthday. Because I don’t like to procrastinate, I’ve already started preparing for it. I’m having my mid-crisis now. I mean, why wait? I am feeling my … Continue reading

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