Bella means beautiful. I’m obsessed with all things beautiful. City skylines at night. Wedding cakes. Prom dresses. But in real life, sometimes the flashy and colorful can distract us from the simple and natural. When I think of natural beauty, I think of a child’s face as they sleep, my grandma’s hands as they kneaded… Continue reading Bella Means Beautiful
Wouldn’t it be great if you could win a game-show just by walking up the stairs? Japanese game shows have a reputation for being a little on the bizarre side, and recently one came out with just that premise: just get up the stairs and you win. There’s just one catch: the stairs are coated… Continue reading Game shows aren’t rigged because they don’t have to be.
An enormous portion of the world we see is blue, between the sky above us and the oceans and lakes that cover the earth. It’s no wonder that most people love blue. But the thing about the ocean and sky is that the color can’t be bottled up—unlike flowers, rocks, and all the other things… Continue reading The Color Blue — Who Knew?
“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” —Benjamin Franklin I love a good sale, and it makes my day when I come across one I didn’t expect. But some sales aren’t good news for everyone. Like recently at a grocery store in Canada, there was a sale on frozen french fries, with bags of… Continue reading Poor Grant!
If you’ve seen Groundhog Day or 50 First Dates, you’re familiar with the idea of someone waking up to the same day over and over. If you could repeat your best day, which day would you choose to relive? A fun-filled day spent with your sweetheart or your favorite little ones? A rowdy road trip… Continue reading Groundhog Day, the Movie?
The original oranges from Southeast Asia were a tangerine-pomelo hybrid, and they were actually green. In fact, oranges in warmer regions like Vietnam and Thailand still stay green through maturity. (thanks, Readers Digest)
Red is the power color. Women with red lipstick get hit on more often than any other color. People using with red poker chips bet more. (Okay, maybe it’s not good to encourage even more gambling, but you get the idea.) Taekwondo competitors wear red win more bouts. Go figure. Do their red suits blind… Continue reading Code Red!
One of the most important things about childhood is that you should always know someone who lets you play in their jewelry box. My favorite aunt let my sisters and try on all her jewelry, which we often took advantage of on a slow Sunday afternoon. She had a mesmerizing pink pearl ring, lots of very long… Continue reading Every child should have wonderful memories of long ago days