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Friday snapshot #6

Spring sun shower

This week, I took a walk outside wearing flip flops and a tank top. It was transcendant.  And then later in the week we had a sun shower. Oh, hello Spring. You feel gooooood. Peach cake. I started thinking about cake last night right before I went to bed. Then I remembered I had peaches in the freezer […]

What if you could get off the hedonistic treadmill?

You’ve heard of the hedonistic treadmill, no? It’s the idea that once you get something new, you feel a temporary rush—endorphins, happiness, satisfaction, pleasure, what have you—but then . . . it wears off. You return to the original level of happiness you had before the purchase. As you become accustomed to the new car, […]

Friday snapshot #5

Chicken Marbella

Every week, it gets closer and closer to spring. The weeds in my lawn are starting to turn green (but the grass itself is still a few weeks out). There was a lovely oriole in our tree when I got home from work one day this week, and I also thought I saw another at […]

Mini-makeover for the website

The Rosy Blu website got a much-needed mini-makeover over the weekend! The most notable change (and the thing I’m most excited about) is that I reorganized the categories and re-named them to be more accurate to the things I’m blogging about these days. Our old favorites, DIY and Food (which now includes gardening posts) are […]

Blogging is time traveling (and this is my time capsule letter)

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who filled out the Rosy Blu survey last week. I read every single entry from start to finish and got tons of great insights I’ll be using to make Rosy Blu even more helpful from this point forward. THANK YOU for sharing your opinion with me. Whether […]

The Ultimate [Anti] Packing List: how to remember everything without a list

As a self-professed lover of lists, you might be surprised to hear I don’t generally use a packing list when I get ready for vacation. Why? Because the trips I take vary a LOT in what I actually need to have with me; I’ll go camping one weekend and bring everything but the kitchen sink, […]

Rosy Blu survey (+ how to get the I Don’t Buy That ebook FREE!)

I’ve been brainstorming and planning madly lately, to create a fabulous outline of blog posts and offerings for you. Before I really get going, though, I’d love to get a glimpse into that fascinating brain of yours, to see what exactly would be most helpful to YOU. Would you mind sharing in the form below? I […]


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