Protect What’s Worth Protecting

What a soggy last couple of days! Overnight, some parts of the city received upwards of 8 inches of rain which means that a lot of the creeks and bayous went out of their banks and caused widespread flooding throughout the city. Many roads are still unpassable, but there is relief in sight. Since it […]

4 Easy Ways to Test Your Jewelry

I can’t tell you how many times I have had someone come in to my store telling me how they tested their jewelry at home. The hardest part is when I have to tell them that what they think is real, isn’t. I hate the disappointment in their faces and while I would much rather […]

How August Got Its Name

How August got its name is really no secret, but there are some that may not know how this month’s namesake came to be. A little history lesson: we’re going to travel back to the Roman Empire days. The original Roman year had 10 named months Martius “March”, Aprilis “April”, Maius “May”, Junius “June”, Quintilis […]

What to Buy in August and What to Hold Off On

August is an oddball month in retail: July’s Prime Day is over and September’s Labor Day is still ahead. So what’s worth splurging on this month? Before you hit the stores or the Web for some end-of-summer shopping, here’s your go-to guide for what to buy (and skip) in August. Buy: Back-to-school supplies First up […]

First World Problems Are Everyone’s Problem

We all have that crazy uncle or aunt that you avoid certain topics of discussion because of the reactions that they have. It seems now that we encourage, not only the crazy aunt or uncle, but we give them a platform to say whatever’s on their mind at the moment. I’m all for free speech, […]

5 Ways to Push Through Discomfort to Make Positive Change

“Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.” ~Unknown One of the most difficult parts of reaching your goals or making positive change is pushing through discomfort. This is where a lot of people give up—when the process inspires all kinds of challenging feelings. If you’ve quit your day job to pursue your […]

Tuesday Is Named for a One-handed God Named Tiw. Who Is He?

Yes, it’s true. Tiw’s remarkable myth involves women with beards (more on that in a bit.) Regardless, the past 1,000 years or so have not been kind to this Northern European divinity. To make a long story short, it seems that Tiw used to be a big shot, up there with Odin and Thor in Norse mythology. He may even have been chief […]

Your Monday Motivation

Monday is a day of beginnings and new starts. It’s a day where the week is before you and possibilities are endless. Begin the week with momentum and you’ll look back with great satisfaction on all you achieved. On the other hand, Monday can also be stressful. It’s back to work time. You may be facing […]