Brownie Cutie Cakes Recipe Plus Love Cooking Company Review


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

Fall Fashion LookBook: November Skies


There’s a certain fathomless shade of blue that only a November sky seems to bring. On those days when there isn’t the slightest cottontail puff of cloud in the air, the sun warm on your upturned face as you gaze into the wide expanse of forever, it feels like summer might be making a comeback, … Read more

Fall Fashion LookBook: Glam Punk!


Fall is one of my favorite fashion seasons. It isn’t yet so cold that you have to completely hide under coats and mittens and hats, yet it’s chilly enough to allow for fabulous layering. Plus something about the drama of autumn practically begs for experimenting with dramatic colors and patterns. I’ve been having fun putting … Read more

No-Sew Autumn Owl Door Greeter #Craft


This fall has been particularly gorgeous here in Ohio, with vivid blue skies only broken by the occasional perfect plush white clouds, shifting columns of sunlight dappled through riotously changing trees. Just enough of a chill to make it worth cuddling into a soft sweater on long walks. I am not looking forward to the … Read more

Rustic Fall Vegetable Soup Recipe


It took me longer this year than usual to break out The Giant Soup Pot for my annual commencement of Autumn. Heck with calendars, equinoxes, and stores that have already pushed the Halloween merchandise out the door to rush in Santa. Fall does not begin until the soup is cookin’ and my heart is swirling … Read more

The Crushing Weight of Destroying Another Human: America’s Real Fat Problem

This subject has been on my mind of course because of the recently released “Dear Fat People” video by Nicole Arbour (which I will not link to or promote in any way). I encourage you not to watch it. I can sum it up for you: Fat people are gross. And it’s like, she’s seriously … Read more

The Pilgriming Vine

I’ve been fairly obsessed lately with the voice of Basia Bulat. She’s so wholly original that I find it hard to make comparisons with other musicians. Embracing one of the widest ranges of traditional and obscure instruments I’ve ever seen, singing one song entirely in Polish just because she can, giggling with the most disarmingly … Read more

Your Manufactured Outrage is the Real Enemy of Freedom

I can barely come online lately, I can’t stand watching people tear each other apart over things that either don’t affect them personally at ALL or a week ago they never even thought about. I feel like politicians and the media have somehow brainwashed the masses into thinking they have to be on one of … Read more

Butterflies & Blue Skies Cupcakes!


Today the Supreme Court found a constitutional right to gay marriage, striking down bans in 14 states and making it legal across the entire nation. If this makes you upset, unhappy and rumbly-grumbly, guess what? I DON’T CARE. Haha. Go sit in your nasty little hate corner and cry. This seems like a perfect day … Read more

Gwyneth and the Attack of the Condescending Hunger Limes


As part of the #FoodBankNYCChallenge, celebrity chef Mario Batali recently gave Gwyneth Paltrow¬† the task of¬† feeding her family for one week on only $29 per person- equivalent to someone living on SNAP benefits (aka Food Stamps.) The picture above shows the choices she made. How noble! How brave! Ms. Paltrow and her fans seem … Read more

Madonna’s Rebel Heart #RebelHeart #O2O


Whether you love or hate Madonna, she is an iconic force that simply cannot be ignored. Her constant self-reinvention has helped her remain relevant for longer than most wanna-be pop chanteuses have even been alive. If her newly released 13th studio album Rebel Heart is any indication, she will also be sticking around long after … Read more

Valentine’s Day Cupcakes and Cookies!


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

How To Be A Good Wife.


Take small mouthfuls of food, like a baby bird, and make sure to chew daintily with your mouth closed. Emma Chapman’s How To Be A Good Wife, a tense, claustrophobic psychological thriller, is punctuated by such glimmering diamonds of 1950’s marital etiquette. I felt an instant kinship upon seeing this- I remember copying similar advice … Read more

A Month of Gratitude, Day 22: Books

If you could peel back the layers of skin and meat, delicately swing open the doors of my ribcage to peek inside, you’d find my heart is bound in battered old leather, origami ventricles formed of soft vellum, beating with the circulation of red-black ink. I know books have become old fashioned, teetering on the … Read more

#GlamuletPresale Up to 50% Off & $75 Charm Giveaway! 100 Winners!


I’ve been browsing around the Glamulet site and I’m in love with their gorgeously sparkly line of charms. They offer a wide array of high-quality, hand-finished jewelry- and while their charms are compatible with Pandora-style bracelets, I think you’ll find the comparative cost quite pleasing. They’re currently offering a pre-sale program that allows you to … Read more

Coobie Seamless Bras


Coobie Seamless Bras are ultra comfortable and versatile without sacrificing style. These affordable, stylish bras are seamless, one-size (comfortably fits 32A through 36D), available in 10+ styles and 50+ fashion colors and patterns. There is also a full size that fits 38-42D. Violet Love Headbands are no-slip no-headache headbands that are perfect to wear for … Read more

All Things Christmas And More


All Things Christmas And More is a family business for over 5 years now. We pride ourselves on offering the best Christmas products around at an affordable price. We stock over 2,500 items year round and expand our catalog every year. This year new Was Halloween next year we are looking to expand and a … Read more

Hallmark’s Snoopy Flying Ace Ornament Winner!


The Snoopy Flying Ace Ornament giveaway was a huge success, with over 4,500 entries! Thank you so much to everyone who participated. I loved reading about your favorite Hallmark ornaments. The lucky winner was Carolyn D., who is excited and anticipating adding Snoopy to her tree this year. I should have more giveaways in the … Read more

Capturing The Joy of Movement #SetBabyFree #sp


Something I’ve noticed is that you can easily tell the difference between the houses of my friends who don’t have babies and young children and those who do. It isn’t just the toy bikes and cars lined up on the lawn, the living room that looks like the toy department of your local store, or … Read more