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January 21, 2020

I named my company after a city I loved but had never been to at the time. What gave me the right?

Some might scream culture vulture or basic bitch for that matter.

So, what the eff do I know about Paris or la vie en Paris?

Not as much as I would love to.

Let's explore to...

November 19, 2018


I've had this question in my head for quite some time now. Actually it's an answer to a question. A question that I've prepared myself to answer on the chance that someone ever asks it. 

"What would you  say has made the biggest difference in the success of your b...

My journey has taken me many places high and low. There are people that would say El Monte is one of the low places. In fact many people in my own family, who grew up here, don't think much of it. I've always loved El Monte and refused to hate it. It's like that one pe...

Daring to bare to my midriff for the first time at the young age of 37 has me more excited than anxious. It isn't something I thought I could ever do or should ever do. For Pete's sake, the closest I ever got to wearing a two piece was the Mexican bikini. Shorts and a...

Lately I've come through some stressful times. I recently overcame some minor depression, as I have many times in my life. The self pity and loathing that generally comes with it is harder on me than the biological warfare my body experiences. Its nothing very serious...

I woke up this morning and one look in the mirror was all it took for me to shit on my whole mood and set the tone for my day.  I was all kinds of f'd up.  Puffy.  Wrinkly.  Looked like and old wine bag ready to burst. I said,  "you look ugly. " and moved on.  It's som...

September 13, 2017

This was one of those things that, when it happened, left me in disbelief. I was on the brink of tears when my husband brought me here. Coye-la-Foret is a small french town in the country about 50 minutes outside Paris...but a universe away really. sigh. Its nestled in...

January 13, 2017

I decided that this is the year I will have a grown up bedroom. I figure if I had a bedroom this beautiful, I wouldn't cover it in clothes and clutter. Wishful thinking, right? Let's explore.  

Unfortunately for me I have always had champagne taste and beer money....

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