Hallmark Puzzle Giveaway, Ends 02/12

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Today is National Puzzle Day! This holiday was started in 2002 by Jodi Jill, a syndicated newspaper puzzle maker, to spread her love of puzzles. Puzzles not only stimulate the brain, helping to keep your mind active and giving you a sense of accomplishment- they can also bring you together with family and friends. My … Read more

Valentine’s Day Cupcakes and Cookies!

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I hope all of my sweet yams are feeling loved today…and every day! I spent the day cuddled up inside with the fireplace glowing, the snow falling prettily outside and the kitchen full of pink and red baking supplies I honestly don’t even care much about Valentine’s Day, I’m just a sucker for pretty, girly … Read more

Girls As Prey.

The death of my puppy at the beginning of this week really tore my heart out. I’ve been avoiding watching the news because I can’t handle the Willy-Wonka-ized political landscape or the sadly mundane horror stories of the tragedies humans inflict on each other. I can’t stand the way those stories are doled out in … Read more

Random TV and Movie Thoughts

Random trashy tv and movie thoughts brought to you by hi, I’ve been spending too much time inside:   1. I don’t really want to learn to cook from Kelli Kapowski or any of the Sister, Sisters. I would, however, switch lives with Debi Mazer in a freaking heartbeat.   Ok, I admit I am … Read more

Put Your Ray Gun To My Head

There is a whole cast of strange recurring characters in my dreams. Ice T. Courtney Love. Poseidon. William S. Burroughs. A large group of heavily tattooed yakuza who only speak Japanese (which even in my dreams I do not understand).   Anyway. David Bowie is one of them. The dream characters, not the yakuza.   … Read more

Fall Fashion LookBook: Boho Bonfire!

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This is the last in my series of cozy yet stylish fall outfits. Hopefully you’ll find a spark of inspiration to carry you through the last days of November and into the coming winter. By now most of the trees have dropped their fiery mantle, leaving stark branches austerely outlined against the sky. What better … Read more

A Month of Gratitude, Day 26: The Good Eggs

Holidays with my family are sort of like episodes of “I Survived”, but with less uplifting endings. You were thrown into a gully after being assaulted by a motorcycle gang? A wild boar gored you and a bear ate three of your fingers before you managed to crawl and claw your way back to safety? … Read more

Brownie Cutie Cakes Recipe Plus Love Cooking Company Review

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Love Cooking Company was nice enough to send me a variety of new bakeware products to try out recently. This couldn’t come at a more perfect time, as the holiday season kicks into high gear. Some of you know I kind of lose my mind at Christmas, stringing lights and tinsel on anything that stands … Read more