Create Your Own 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!

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

Locking Diary for Girls with Feathered Pen and Stickers!

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When you have a house full of girls, privacy can be at a high premium. I love the princesses, but I have to admit they are a bunch of nosy little snoops. That means I get to listen not only to the whining about privacy being invaded, I also have to endure the endless tattling … Read more

RockABye Plush Character Rockers

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The rocking horse is such an iconic childhood toy, but I’ve recently found a company called RockABye that takes the rocking horse to a whole new level. They offer a revamped version of the classic rocker in every imaginable character- from ships, planes and vehicles to cheerful insects to animal friends and fantasy creatures. These … Read more

25% Off Spring Sweaters & Free Scarf

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This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Spring is that time of unpredictable weather…warm afternoons, cool evenings and mornings…and sometimes an unexpected swing in the temps that leave us wanting a little extra layer. These Spring sweaters are the perfect solution. From … Read more

4 Ways To Tell if You’re a Crazy Pet Parent

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1. Your pet eats better than you do. I was halfway through filling out a ten-page questionnaire regarding my dog’s breeding, eating habits, medical history, allergies and disposition all aimed at creating the perfect personalized gourmet dogfood blend for him, when I realized it was possible I’d lost my mind. This particular company would take … Read more

Taking Turns: Stories From HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371

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The first cases of AIDS began appearing in 1981. The disease, which at the beginning seemed to infect only gay men, was met with stony silence and active derision by our lords and overseers. Then-president Ronald Reagan refused to acknowledge the outbreak, though his staff and supporters spoke loud and clear.  Pat Buchanan, his communications … Read more

Wrecked

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I don’t think it’s exaggerating to say that college sexual assault has reached epidemic levels in the US. The ridiculous bureaucracy with which it’s often dealt is no doubt a contributing factor. However, it’s also a complex tangle of patriarchal ideas, well-meaning but sometimes misguided advocates, survivor guilt, and lack of effective education. On the … Read more

Put down that weight and rest your arms.

I spend entire days contorting my body, Trying to see behind myself, the path that brought me here. Feeling delicately at the ground with pointed toes As if I could slip perfectly into snowdrift footsteps, never falter, stay within the lines winding back and back through time. But I’m a lumbering beast crashing through this … Read more

I’m Such A Woman, Or: Why Words Matter

Are other people as bothered by the weird little phrases that people use? For instance, some lady was saying “I’m such a woman, I can’t decide (insert whatever decision she needed to make here).” And part of me wants to reply “Oh lawdy, I’d give you advice but my uterus literally makes it impossible for … Read more

The Lotterys Plus One

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The Lotterys Plus One is one of the most delightful books I’ve encountered in quite some time. Within a few pages I was openly grinning and giggling out loud. Aimed at 8-12 year-olds, I have to say I can think of some adults who could benefit from reading it as well. This is the story … Read more

Sweet Playtime Gifts for Girls!

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I love these magical dress up sets and girly diary kits that promote creativity and imagination! Quality, affordable gifts for girls ages 2 to 12. SmitCo LLC has several different diaries with lock and keys and diary sets for girls in Emoji and Diva themes, as well as several different nail art sets to provide … Read more