Create Your Own Romantic Floral Topiary

Romantic Floral Topiary

Fresh flowers are one of my passions in life. They make me feel like a decadently pampered Victorian lady, surrounded by boisterous bouquets, stunning stems and divinely scented nosegays. My dream is to one day have entire fields teeming with a wild array of blooms, ready to be snipped at a moments notice. Or perhaps … 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

An Ode to Rape Culture

An Ode to

Last night I watched Hick,  a probably little-seen indie film from 2011. This isn’t going to be a movie review, though the film itself wasn’t bad. It feels a little scattered in places, which I attribute to it being based on a book, as if they just filmed some scenes without the further exposition and … Read more

My Hands Are Up, Don’t Shoot

MY HANDS ARE UP, DON'T SHOOT

“The long memory is the most radical idea in this country. It is the loss of that long memory which deprives our people of that connective flow of thoughts and events that clarifies our vision, not of where we’re going, but where we want to go.” – Bruce “Utah” Phillips, 1935 – 2008   It’s … Read more

American Flag Rhinestone Platform Heels!

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Because nothing says freedom like traipsing around in rhinestone-encrusted, American flag platform shoes with stiletto heels. The gorgeous blinged out babes feature 6-1/2″ heels plus a 2-1/4″ covered platform.The front of the shoe is covered in dark blue rhinestones interspersed with silver-white stars. The heels and rear bottom of the platforms feature red and white … Read more

I’ve Been Outta My Mind A Long Time.

I try to avoid the news, and especially any comment sections on the news, because I don’t have time to cry and eat Häagen-Dazs every day. Somehow in the last little while I’ve still managed to come upon some shiny gems of wisdom. Misogyny is justified because women are vapid whores who won’t give up … Read more

Pretty in Pink Summer Wreath!

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I’ve been wanting a pretty wreath for my front door, but the prices are often dauntingly high. There’s also the problem that I’m not a huge fan of fake flowers. They so often scream tacky/funeral arrangement/old lady with plastic furniture covers, at least to me. I have flashbacks to a house I used to pass … Read more

Battling Self-Hatred: Why You Are Worth Fighting For

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Some days I cannot look at myself in the mirror. I brush my teeth, scrub my face, slick my hair back in the simplest possible style- all with my eyes carefully averted. Even catching the slightest glimpse can start an avalanche of hate. “Ugly, fat, gross.” I feel like I should apologize for anyone forced … Read more

Gerber’s Lil’ Beanies #GerberWinWin

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Summer Adventures with Gerber Lil’ Beanies. Now that the summer has begun, the beautiful weather has been beckoning us to the outdoors. Between swimming, hiking, camping, gardening and generally just running around like maniacs with twigs and leaves stuck in our hair, it’s important to keep lots of healthy snacks on hand for the kids … Read more

Quick & Easy Patriotic Pillow

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As promised, today I’m bringing you instructions for how to make your own USA patriotic pillow as featured in my Fabulous Fourth Table Setting. This is a quick and simple project, you could easily make several to toss around as accents at your 4th of July festivities. I used a plain denim tote bag as … Read more

Fabulous Fourth Of July Table

Fourth of July Table Decorating

I decided to do a test run of my table setting for the Fourth of July. I thought I’d challenge myself by just gathering things from around the house to fit the theme instead of rushing out to buy more stuff. Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning in belongings, even while being grateful for the … Read more

Hallmark Father’s Day Prize Pack Giveaway Ends 6/25

Hallmark Fathers Day Giveaway

With Father’s Day rapidly approaching, I know there’s going to be some frantic scrambling. If your family is anything like mine, your Dad is one of the people you would most like to wow with a spectacular gift, yet he’s also the hardest to buy for. My Dad has the near-psychic ability to figure out … Read more