My goal is to help you create a lifestyle of positivity and possibility. I am smiling!

– Warmly, Honey

The Buzz: How are you sleeping?

I have so much fun news to talk about this week, darlings.

In some Happy Birthday news, baby Fiona the hippo at the Cincinnati zoo turned one! I love animals and this hippo is just darling! I don’t know if you’ve followed Fiona’s story, but she was born dangerously underweight and premature last year and now she is doing splendidly. She is so so cute and if you want a good pick me up watch one of her adorable videos by clicking here.

I don’t know if any of you are “Keeping up with the Kardashian” followers, but Kim Kardashian just added another baby to her family. The little girl was born via a surrogate and Kardashian and her husband Kanye West named the little girl Chicago. Reports are they going to call her “Chi” pronounced “Shy.” I mean I love my Chicago, but I don’t know about naming a baby after the city. Then again, to each his own when it comes to naming children. It can be such a hard task don’t you agree? What were some of your thoughts when you were naming your children?

The SAG Awards are tomorrow and of course that means a red carpet and more stunning fashion! Is there any better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than just watching a parade of gorgeous dresses?  I am still hoping for some wins for my favorite movie so far this year, “The Shape of Water.” I haven’t had a chance to see a lot of the other contenders yet. What were some of your favorites that are nominated for awards this season?

Speaking of movies Cosmopolitan did something very interesting and put together a slideshow of actors who turned down famous roles. Did you know Gwyneth Paltrow could have played Rose from “Titanic” instead of Kate Winslett. I personally think that Winslett was the right choice for the iconic role. You can see the whole slideshow by clicking here. It was very interesting.

We all know sleep is important right, darlings? But I was just reading an article in Prevention that said researchers have found a link between not getting eight hours of sleep and having anxiety. Give the whole article a read here.

Royal wedding news also continues! E! reported that Meghan Markle has chosen her wedding dress designer and an insider said she wanted to “wear something simple and classy and very elegant.” They didn’t actually release the name of the designer yet and I can’t wait to hear!

I hope you are using this weekend to recharge your batteries, dear readers. I know I’m looking forward to a little down time. What do you have in store for the week? Leave a note in the comments or send me a message on Facebook.

  1. I made a deal with my daughter father if was a boy I name and I picked Scott Allen ( one of my daddy middle names was Allen) and if was a girl he’d name her so I agreed and he got to name.. My second daughter I know we went through lots of names but honestly I cannot remember anymore. My youngest daughter I wanted Taylor but then we chose the name but I have always regretted that I didn’t do the three names, her father didn’t want to. To this day when I really think about it I still regret it. I rarely do movies anymore but I really want to see darkest hour. Sleep ???? what is sleeping through the night? Ha! That is an absolute rarity for me. And I attribute it to the RD. Thank you for your muse each day. I look so forward to them. God bless you Honey.

    1. I had the same experience. I did not name my second daughter the name I loved. I still regret, too. I am not sleeping through the night either. So much on my mind. You are so welcome. Thank you for enjoying my musings.God bless you, too. Warmly, Honey

    2. God Bless you, Judi. I am not sleeping through the night now. I regret not naming one of my daughters the name I wanted. We all have similar situations. Warmly, Honey

  2. I got to name my one and only daughter a name I love, Rebecca. This worked well when she was small but once she could participate in sports and be part of a team she no longer liked her name and preferred, Becky. A good athlete and going thru college on an athletic scholarship she even became known as Becca to her college friends. However, when a receive cards from her she always signs them, Your Daughter, Rebecca. And it warms my ❤️!

    1. It warmed mine as I read your message. Just so lovely. Thank you for sharing with me. Warmly, Honey

  3. PLEEEZE don’t waste your energy on the Kardashians. You just lost some credibility with me.

    Denise Daly,( hard working, self made, self sufficient woman. )

    1. Hi Denise, I just thought the name was interesting and you know how much I love my Chicago! My real favorite story of the week was Fiona the hippo! I appreciate hard working, self made, self sufficient women! Thanks for reading!

  4. Being from the South, we of course love our double names! My daughter Lois Katherine is named for my favorite maternal Aunt Lois and for my husband’s maternal grandmother Katherine. My three year old grandson is named William Bellamy, after my father, William and my husband’s middle name Bellamy. We call him “Liam”, which is the Irish derivative of William. Bellamy was also my husband’s grandfather’s surname. We also love to carry on our family names!

    1. I remember staying at our friend’s home in Richmond, Virginia. ‘Norma Jean’ gave a big dinner party in our honor. All the gorgeous silver and china was on the dining room table and the biggest grandest floral bouquet in the center. The guests started arriving. I could not remember one of the men’s names. They were so unusual and every woman had two names. Norma Jean’s husband’s name was Crawley. I learned that night about Southern names and I was very impressed how names were carried down from generation to generation. How lovely.

  5. Regarding my thoughts when naming my children – first of all, both of my daughters are adopted. They are a mixture of Hawaiian, Chinese, Filipino, etc. My oldest was 10 months when we adopted her and of course she already responded to the name she had been given (Jan). We didn’t want to change that, but we did give her a Hawaiian middle name – Hokulani (a star in heaven). When she was 2 years old we adopted another baby girl 6 weeks old. We chose the Hawaiian name Kanani Lei which means beautiful flower. I wanted my girls to have names significant to their ethnic background. The problem is that Kanani lives in GA now and can never find anything to buy with her name on it. Thank you for your daily stories – love!

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