How a middle-aged mom justified buying velvet over-the-knee boots

A few weeks ago I decided to try the over-the-knee boot trend. I was looking for a pair that would be fairly casual, with a low enough heel to be comfortable, and without a floppy top reminiscent of a pirate costume. Because I wasn't sure if I would actually be comfortable wearing over-the-knee boots I … Continue reading How a middle-aged mom justified buying velvet over-the-knee boots

8 Christmas gifts for people who don’t need more stuff

What is the perfect Christmas gift for the person who doesn't need anything? There are certainly people in need for whom new things are a luxury, but many of us have plenty of stuff, in some cases more stuff than we can keep organized already. The idealistic solution for those who really want more stuff would be … Continue reading 8 Christmas gifts for people who don’t need more stuff

The final Black Friday sales

People used to live here. It was a nice neighborhood. Now it is ruins. There used to be a thing called Black Friday. On the day after Thanksgiving, stores would have big sales. Some stores opened super early in the morning with special early bird prices. People lined up outside the doors waiting to get … Continue reading The final Black Friday sales

10 ways to get the most out of Black Friday

I was a Black Friday shopper for many years. I'd get up early (but not doorbustingly early) then revel in the hustle-bustle of the official start of the Christmas shopping season. Oh, and I'd buy a lot of stuff. A lot of stuff. Then I realized that I wouldn't have bought many of the things … Continue reading 10 ways to get the most out of Black Friday

Galleria in Evanston Grand Opening Event April 12

In December I wrote that the Andersonville Galleria had opened a pop-up shop in Evanston. (See the original post here.) That was their second year doing a holiday pop-up shop, and now the Andersonville Galleria has opened a regular store in Evanston at the site of its former pop-up. The official grand opening of the … Continue reading Galleria in Evanston Grand Opening Event April 12