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Life 101 – Holiday Decorating

My first memory of Christmas is of electric lights–electric being the key word. I was three years old, tinkering with the lights beneath the bottom branches of a scrawny fir in my grandmother’s living room. In rural South Carolina, trees were plucked from wherever they could be found, and my grandmother typically found hers […]

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Finding some LOVE

We’re being bombarded with bad news, and it’s apparently getting to us. How do we make ourselves feel better? Find things that make us laugh like these 100 funny pictures. Seek out stories that show humanity at its best. Did you hear about the people in a NYC subway car who teamed up to […]

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Spread Love and Kindness USA

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. My #Life101 Advice: You will never regret being kind. Start by trying to make one person’s day better. Just one. See how that makes you feel. It’s really that simple. Really. This […]

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Garage Sale – Treasure Hunting!

As I’ve said, “There’s treasure in them thar hills!” Perhaps this summer you’ll join me on the hunt? Did you hear about the family that sold a 1,000-year-old Chinese bowl they bought for a few bucks at a NY garage sale for $2.2 million at Sotheby’s?! They’d been displaying the “Ding” bowl from the […]

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Dog Days of Summer

These are crazy times we’re living in. With all the chaos in the world, my goal this summer is to find things that bring joy to the world. Joy isn’t in the things we have, but in the things we do. I’m going to spend the summer being grateful, enjoying playing with my furry […]

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May the 4th Be with You

The first movie I was ever able to see by myself was Star Wars. I sat front row with my friend David and loved every second of it. In my opinion, things like Star Wars and American Idol and a book like Harry Potter or even 50 Shades of Grey, bring us together, give […]

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Have you read MOVING IN?

Want a fun summer read filled with laughs? Grab a copy ofmy award-winnning book Moving In: Tales of an Unlicensed Marriage. It’ll definitely make you feel better about your own relationship, and I need the money to pay my housekeeper. Check out the reviews. Watch the book trailer of our antics. And get your […]

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Aunt Jean’s Cook Off!

When British Chef Michael Hales came for a visit, Aunt Jean set out to prove that American food takes the crown. Will it be the English Cheese and Onion Pie or traditional American Mac-n-Cheese that wins the day? And what can Aunt Jean do with a weenie? WATCH HERE! Special thanks to my […]

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Better Show – Garage Sale Tips

Today’s fun on the Better Show included my tips on how to host a money making garage sale AND how to find TREASURE at one. I love being on with Emmy nominees JD Roberto and Rebecca Budig. To me, they are what hosts should be: interested, cheerful and FUN. Question is: What did I […]

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My new column – Country Manners

NPR may call me the “modern day Erma Bombeck,” but Erma never wrote about, um, well, THIS. I’m thrilled to announce my partnership with Green Door Magazine for a new column about us city people trying to fixer-upper in the country. Sort of City Mouse, Country House. I think you’ll enjoy the laugh… and […]

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