Dear Readers & Listeners: It's been a while since I've posted an Announcements, Updates, and Reminders article, but I've been working on several behind-the-blog projects and they are all finally coming together. It's time to share the news for this season! ~đź’—Luci ANNOUNCEMENTS New Season, New Look: Here We Are is now on a responsive platform so it is fast and easy to... Read more


Ranunculus = Radiant Charm & Attractiveness It's true, a smile is the best AND most important thing you can wear… A smile is a potent potion of your inner energy mixed with your outer beauty projected to connect you with others. Just think about it. Everyone is attracted to a smile, it's human nature. Smile at others, and you are sure to get... Read more


It's that time again… April showers have given way to May flowers, or in this case, friends! This is the third Friend-A-Day-In-May Campaign, and each year I look forward to it all winter. I hope for those who have joined me in the past, you enjoyed this experience, too. While we might see and speak to friends all year long, this campaign is... Read more


Click HERE to LISTEN to the Chick Flick Chat podcast episode, The Best of Netflix Television Series To Binge Watch NOW! There are so many great options for consuming your favorite shows but none surpasses the Netflix library of television series, both old and new. Wondering how to narrow down the vast selection and decide what to watch on Netflix? Join me as... Read more


This is a fun, easy recipe that I've adapted for Here We Are after much testing and tasting! If you like the traditional York style peppermint patty, then you will enjoy making this eggless, homemade recipe. These chocolate covered treats make a great gift in a pretty box or cellophane gift bag; are perfect for a refreshing, cool treat after a hot cup... Read more


DIY Shower Vapor Disks Cold and flu season calls for extra relief of stuffed up noses and sore sinuses. Besides using a Neti Pot, another all natural, easy way to help move things along is to add homemade, inexpensive, melting shower disks to your hot shower. Scented with essential oils, these puck-like soothers release beneficial aromatherapeutic vapors into the steam from the hot... Read more


Part 19 of the Here We Are Series: Live Your Life Out Loud Another year, another month, another day to get this journey called life "right." Is there a right way? Maybe, or maybe not. We know that the manifestation of one's life is directly reflected by the choices they make in all aspects of life. So I suppose the answer is in... Read more


"Every day, be full of awareness of the beauty around you. Be full of gratitude for friends and family, for the goodness you find in others, for your health and all you're capable of. Be full of acceptance of yourself and others - without conditions or judging - knowing that differences and changes make life interesting. Appreciate the gifts of laughter and fun... Read more


Thanksgiving is over and the last of the cranberry sauce is gone. Now what to do with those extra cranberries that didn't make it into the sauce? Freeze them... Right? Except six months later we find the Ziploc bag of berries in the freezer - uncertain if they are any good - we wastefully toss them. No more! Sure you could bake up... Read more