The Power of Fear

Fear grips you like death. It’s like a WWE, Stone Cold Steve Austin elbow drop…it’s a stunner. It chokes happiness and stifles growth. But fear has a weakness, just like Superman. Its kryptonite is love, encouragement, support, understanding, and even unexpected help from a stranger. When was the last time you felt afraid? I mean knees buckling, lips quivering, unequivocal fear. I can still clearly … Continue reading The Power of Fear

What A Disaster

On August 29, I nearly had my entire house flooded because of a leak in my bathroom. The aftermath has been one of the most traumatic times I’ve experienced since becoming a homeowner. From juggling insurance paperwork, contractors, the adjuster, constantly changing timelines, oh and the mortgage company too- I’ve nearly lost it a few times. Somehow here I am nearly 3 months later still … Continue reading What A Disaster

Bargain Hunted: Authentic Persian Rug

I love hunting a good bargain, but this one may go down in history as one of the greatest! According to Wikipedia, Heriz rugs are Persian rugs from the area of Heris, East Azerbaijan in northwest Iran, northeast of Tabriz. Persian Heriz rugs are typically crimson red and Persian blue, combined with varied neutrals. It’s featured pattern include a central medallion motif surrounded by rectilinear … Continue reading Bargain Hunted: Authentic Persian Rug

Bwoom Masks

Knowledge is FREE! Thrifting is more than a discount price, it’s the LEARNING and DISCOVERY for me! This mask grabbed my attention not only bc the bids were reaching $500 but just how beautifully crafted and unique it is! Did quick research and landed on the Brooklyn Museum site, among others. Bwoom Masks are royal masks from the DR of the Congo made by the … Continue reading Bwoom Masks