It's BBQ time and the cookin' is easy! Especially if you know the right time and temperatures to serve up sizzling hot and juicy food. When Jack Thompson, founder of BroBBQ, wrote to me and shared his very detailed infographic, I knew I had to share it with you. So for all the Here... Read more →


Part 29 of the Here We Are series, Live Your Life Out Loud If you are having trouble managing it all... And by all, I mean the things that you want to do and the things that must get done, then this podcast is just what you need. We are already half way through... Read more →


Part 28 of the Here We Are series, Live Your Life Out Loud Dear Kate, As I write this note to you, the surprise and shock of your recent passing is equal to the sadness I myself, and the world, felt upon learning of your decision. Hearing the news brought back memories of early... Read more →


With all the confusion about the new General Data Protection Regulation as to what needs to be done, I'm reiterating the privacy policy for both Here We Are (HWA), and the e-commerce site, Better Brighter Easier(BBE). As per the Terms of Use for LUCIMAC Productions (the parent company of HWA & BBE) for both... Read more →


Welcome to one of my decor consulting projects! This video takes you through the entire process of a full bathroom renovation... In this long-form video, I guide you from the old and dated "everything beige" before, through the decision making process, to the up-to-date design choices, including things to consider to increase space in... Read more →


Ahhh, February, the traditional month of flowers, hearts, chocolate, and all things love. There are those who like Valentine's Day and all that it brings in the form of sentiment, images, and feelings, and others who see it as a commercial vehicle to sell roses and cards. I'm somewhere in the middle, but what... Read more →


Hello Here We Are readers, we are two weeks into the new year, and I bet you are already swamped with to-do lists, a full work-load, appointments, and the daily grind of this fast-paced life. Time management is simply a series of well-honed skills that when applied consistently will help us approach tasks in... Read more →


Here We Are entering another winter season and that means, for most of us at least, woolen sweaters, scarves, mittens, and hats, not to mention some socks, robes, pajamas, pillow covers, and throws... That sure is a lot of wool! And if any of your items are cashmere or cashmere blends, you know the... Read more →


Hello Here We Are readers, listeners, and video watchers... Oh my gosh, another year has gone by and we are back to the holiday season. I've gotten a number of emails about preparing for the holidays, and I took a look at what people are recently searching and finding on HWA... Thought I'd combine... Read more →


After the recent article, Become The Light, I began thinking about what it actually means in terms of actions we can each take to become the light that will change the world (that article was sadly prompted by yet ANOTHER evil tragedy [that took place in Las Vegas]). While there are broad, complex issues... Read more →


Part 26 of the Here We Are series: Live Your Life Out Loud What if I told you there is a new book that offers you a "Step-By-Step guide to harnessing the power of your words to change your mind, your choices, and your life" in a way that is DOABLE? If this speaks... Read more →


There are those of us who are either water drinkers or not... If you are, spa water will entice you to drink more water, and if you aren't, you'll be pleasantly surprised how quickly sweetened beverages lose their sparkle. Spa water, AKA water infused with fruit, vegetables, and herbs, is a wonderful, refreshing, less... Read more →


If you have a kitchen, you have wooden utensils somewhere in your utensil drawer... From spoons, gadgets, knife handles, to cutting boards and egg cups, those wooden items need a little extra TLC to stay in tip-top shape. If you are like me, and often put wood into the dishwasher - I know it... Read more →


I love, love, love my Cuisinart Rice Cooker... I've written about the other ways I use this handy, kitchen gadget in the Here We Are article, The Rice Cooker: A Better Way To Cook Brown Rice, Couscous, And Oatmeal In Less Time. This time, I am sharing with you how to hard-cook, or hard-boil,... Read more →


Give yourself a hand, point to a menu item, show off that new bauble on your ring finger, raise your hand, shake someone else's, clap at the show, shuffle the cards, and a thousand other ways we use our hands every day... It's an exhaustive list - and a blessed one - but the... Read more →


If you've ever been strolling the supermarket produce section and thought about buying pomegranates but figured it would be too messy to peel and seed them... Stop pushing your shopping cart! After you watch this One By One video, the next time you are in the store you'll want to treat yourself and your... Read more →


Part 24 of the Here We Are series: Live Your Life Out Loud It's that time again when time flies by, to-do lists grow longer, and the holiday rush can make us spin. Don't let this be the way you spend your holiday season this year. This Here We Are Loving Yourself podcast helps... Read more →


Part 23 of the Here We Are series: Live Your Life Out Loud If you are tired of picking up that mounting stack of papers, putting away the same pair of sneakers, or feeling like you just vacuumed and now you have to do it again, then you need to hear my grandmother's tips... Read more →


There is always a room in every house that is in need of an update. The easiest way to transform a room - and most cost effective - is by choosing a new wall color. This means selecting a different paint color entirely from the one that is already on the wall. Easier said... Read more →


Call it whatever you want... Italian Ice, Lemon Ice, Granita, Sorbet, or Sorbetto, it is still a sweet and tasty cold treat perfect for hot summer days. This recipe came out of my attempt to make a watermelon-lemonade granita BUT when I sliced open the seedless watermelon, it was rotten! Since I had the... Read more →


In this One By One video, I show you how to make my EASY Lime Dressing recipe, step by step. You may remember the original article, Lime Salad Dressing: Simple, Tasty, and Versatile. Check it out for the exact ingredients and measurements as described in this video. This homemade, delicious dressing can be used... Read more →