When It Comes to Beauty, I Get Grabby. Here’s Why

I posted this essay way back in 2009. It's all about trying to hold on to stuff, especially the beauty stuff that life sometimes throws your way. Today, as … [Read more...]

They Did It — They Got Married (And the Bride Was Beautiful)

By Barbara Falconer Newhall They did it. They got married. And the bride was beautiful. No post last week because Jon and I were too busy running … [Read more...]

Something Old — Ten Ideas, Old and New, From a Mother of the Bride

Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Something blue. -- Old English Rhyme By Barbara Falconer Newhall I thought my 40-year-old shoes would … [Read more...]

Wedding Dress Shopping — When Your Daughter Lets You Tag Along

By Barbara Falconer Newhall When I picked out my wedding dress forty years ago, I did it all by myself. It didn't occur to me to phone my mother and ask … [Read more...]

Leap Year 1976 — The Day I Popped the Question

2016 is a Leap Year, and February 29, Leap Day, is coming up on Monday. That means Jon and I will be celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the day I … [Read more...]