Black-capped Chickadees and Magnolia Stellata

The strange, relentless winter seems to finally be departing. I can spot small bits of evidence that the world is waking up from its fitfully long slumber. Much like Rip Van Winkle, nature has grown a little shaggy, a bit bedraggled and worn down from an overlong forced dormancy. Yet I can see the glow … Read more

‘Frozen’ Made Me Gay

…And by “gay” I mean oh so very happy. The controversy over hidden gay themes within this magical children’s cartoon? Not so much. “Oh that silly yam!” you’re probably thinking to yourself. “That’s ridiculous! She’ll say anything for a laugh.” But no. In case you haven’t heard, last month radio talk show host Kevin Swanson … Read more

Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar!

I wonder sometimes why modern slang sounds like screeching chalkboard nails to my ears, yet old-fashioned slang is so fascinating. For instance: “Oh-Em-Gee! I totes heart that dress! It’s like so amaze gorg and that sale price is ridic!” Perhaps I’m bothered by the lack of ingenuity. We aren’t really coming up with new words … Read more

Sweet Easter Dresses

One of the Easter dresses I ordered from Zulily for the girls arrived today! It’s even more beautiful in person and I could not be more pleased! It’s a bright fuchsia pink, sleeveless, full-length dress covered from top to bottom in roses. Each flower has glittery sequins at the center so every movement catches the … Read more

Why Can’t My Legs Just Be Made of Black Tights??

I received the second package of tights from Panther Legwear today and I’m thrilled! I won a two-month subscription to their black tights delivery service- which, how cool is that? I’ve seen a subscription box service for everything from fake nails to dog treats to sex toys; it’s about time someone thought of a sub … Read more

With the last breath of my soul I’ll be blessing you.

I heard a new song today- by all my faith lost from a tribute to black tape for a blue girl. It’s ethereal and lovely, all magical forest and slanted light through branches, seedpods drifting. It took me back immediately to being a teenager and started me thinking about my strange mixture of musical influences. … Read more

Tatted Lace Jewelry

I received this absolutely gorgeous black Tatted Lace Necklace from www.etsy.com/shop/TotusMel . I had never seen anything quite like it but fell instantly in love. It speaks of so many things- a bit gothic, a bit Victorian, a little steampunk-esque. definitely very feminine and pretty but with a gleam of darkness at the edges. The … Read more