As I am my mother’s daughter, I cannot pass by a used book store or the dollar rack at the library without stopping to take a peek. And there is nothing that I love more than a library used book sale. I doorbust like a bride at the Filene’s Basement wedding sale and throw elbows […]

One of my duties at work in Austin was to compose blog posts for a number of ecommerce clients. I quickly learned that the same quippy prose that became a mainstay of Musings was not appropriate for all audiences… In my very first assignment, I was tasked with writing a blog post with the topic […]

Nate Berkus for Target

It is a tale as old as time. Girl walks into Target. Girl promises self she will ONLY get what she explicitly came in for. Girl leaves $100 poorer. You win some you lose some. The last time I was at Target, I made through the whole store successfully avoiding all temptation, knowing that anything […]


As you may have noticed yesterday, Musings is looking a little bit different… Let’s face facts- as you all know, soon, Musings will no longer be coming to you from Providence. I am working on a whole redesign project in conjunction with what will be the next stage of Musings. Although I will be coming […]

Urbanwalls Gold Dots

I can’t believe that in a few weeks I will be packing up whatever I can fit in my car and making the long drive down to Austin. One of the things I am most excited about is furnishing a new apartment. All of my current furniture are things that are either hand-me-downs, things scrounged […]