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

Sewing With Kids from Maddie Moes

I received this adorable package from Janice at http://www.maddiemoes.com/ – all the way from Ireland! It was wrapped up so prettily with love tape and handmade hang tags. The cute muslin bag contains everything a child would need to get started sewing: a button-holding bottle with a pincushion lid plus plenty of buttons and lovely … Read more

Dinosaurs in the Making

Facebook has been handing out a recent spate of punishments for those they deem to be over-liking pages or posting “inappropriate” content (which generally turns out not to be even remotely inappropriate). The punishment? A 30-day ban on liking any new pages plus automatically unfollowing any pages you’ve recently liked. I’ve read in multiple places … Read more

SOHO Beauty Brand

I was recently chosen as the winner in SOHO Beauty Brand’s Pinterest contest. I am over the moon about the prizes: a travel makeover featuring their cool cases and a $500 Target giftcard! The package arrived, with each item so prettily wrapped in tissue paper and a lovely handwritten card in PINK INK <3 . … Read more