Always Double Check…

I am going to state upfront this is not one of my finest moments, it is pretty damn embarrassing but there is a lesson to be learned in my misfortune. Yesterday, was a crazy busy day, work was insane. I spent all day making reservations, doing amenities, normal concierge duties. I was trying to leave … Continue reading

2020 in Review

2020 in Review

As with many people I am glad this year is almost finally over. To think back to January, it started on a crazy positive note, I got a new job. I wasn’t seeking a new job, I did it on a whim, it happened. I was very excited because they allowed me to still take … Continue reading

Gingerbread Hotel

Every year I say I am not building a gingerbread house and every year I lose sleep because I never start early. This year is no difference, I decided to build the hotel. The house was due Saturday, I of course started Monday. I learned so much, like isomalt is really hot and I shouldn’t … Continue reading

Why? Why is this so hard?

Why? Why is this so hard?

I really do try to keep non-art stuff off my blog, however 2020 has thrown that like so many things out the window. I have been working behind the front desk since September, I now remember why I left the operation side of hotels and vowed never to return. The front desk is hard, people … Continue reading

A Time to Heal…

A Time to Heal…

After a very long week, we finally know who is going to be the next President of the United States, President-Elect Joe Biden. I personally didn’t think it would happen, I had seriously doubts and much anxiety over the counting. It didn’t matter to me Joe was winning, it was the 70 million people who … Continue reading

Mini Bottle Piñata – Birthday Gift

Mini Bottle Piñata – Birthday Gift

Let’s face it 2020 has sucked the royal big one. I personally lost both of my grandmothers, my dream job and missed numerous other things because of a global pandemic. However, this is nothing compared to my BFF, she would like to burn all of 2020 down to the ground and dance on the ashes. … Continue reading

Voting – Do you have a plan?

Voting – Do you have a plan?

I have always encouraged people to vote, I don’t care who you vote for as long as you vote. A couple years ago (2018) I was asked by a friend, what have you done about it. I responded, “I vote and I encourage others.” He said, “Posting on Facebook and Twitter doesn’t do anything. Are … Continue reading

Hindsight is 20/20

Hindsight is 20/20

I saw this Tweet this weekend shortly after the passing of RBG and was gobbedsmacked – OMG YES! (I do have a fun project to share at the end.) Of course I was shocked and saddened by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I personally equated it to losing a third grandma this year. … Continue reading

Sometimes You Get Bamboozled

I consider myself a person with a good head on her shoulders. Can point out a fraudster almost immediately, I have worked in hospitality for over 20 years and you get good at this. I have over the years helped catch a Travelers Check scheme, credit card fraud, and numerous fake bills. I would say … Continue reading

My New Living Room

Seven years ago we had a minor issue with moisture (okay it was huge and we ended up ripping out all the carpet). We then had to treat the floor and the walls for mold it was a mess and I didn’t have a living room for a month. Over that time period I found … Continue reading