Archive for December, 2008


December 31st, 2008

Remembering Nancy

Nancy Berchtold Haobsh, my mother, was quite a character.  I am not exaggerating when I say she was the most talkative person I have ever met.  At the grocery store, walking down the street, or, hell, even in a locker room–seriously, everywhere!–she was remarkably unself-conscious about conversing with strangers.  She had a beautiful mission to […]

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December 31st, 2008

Confessions of a Beauty Addict on Facebook

Facebook has lost a little of its lustre for me, but I still heart it.  If you’re a similar addict, check out my new page for Confessions of a Beauty Addict and become a fan!  I’ll be adding my book signing event information to the page.  (By the way, for Twitterers, Bella is chronicling her […]

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December 29th, 2008

Shell-shocked

I should have expected it would happen, but when the melancholy set in–took me over, left me drowning and gasping for comfort–I was stunned.  Knocked on my ass.  It’s only been a handful of hours since I’ve returned to my real life, and the week between Christmas and New Year is always a ghostly, fleeting […]

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December 25th, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

I’m back in Dallas with family (and fighting the worst cold of my life!) but I wanted to send my love, thanks and appreciation to all of you for your warm wishes, phone calls, comments, emails and general support–not only these past few weeks, but these past few years in general.  I am so lucky […]

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December 18th, 2008

Reflecting

It’s been a couple of days since my mother died, and I’m not dealing with it the way I imagined I would. When, if ever, I vaguely thought of her passing, I sort of assumed I’d be heartbroken, bereft, inconsolable. But, strangely, life goes on.  I miss her like mad, of course, but I’ll forget […]

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