Like macrame and book-binding, soapmaking seems a pursuit meant only for the super crafty. But don’t be fooled– it’s actually as easy as making pasta. ..More or less. Last night, my friend, Hannah (of Hannah Bakery) brought a crew over to my place for this tutorial as part of her month-long birthday learning series. Let me give… Continue reading →
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Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s break it down like this. Does the mom in question have children living at home, making a mess, needing food, baths, TLC, rides to a friends’ house/birthday party/soccer practice? OR, does said mother need some post-child-rearing appreciation for all the aforementioned mothering she carried out in earlier years?
I feel your hesitation. They’re going to feel strange on your ears and what if you lose one? My response… Do you only wear flip-flops in fear of being uncomfortable and breaking a heel? Touché. So do I.
In any case, the great thing about clip-ons is (a) they’re super classy, and (b) they sit directly on your ear hole, which brings up the physical appearance of your jawline, like an instant facelift. Why do you think so many older women still wear them? Because they’ve been around a while and know what’s up.
Whether you’re a Jackie, an Audrey, or a Marilyn, channel your classic and feminine side with vintage studs.
Pinterest, home to bridal fantasies and endless re-purposed shipping crates… otherwise known as ‘Pallets’, as I’ve learned from the enterprising site. Perhaps, like me, you hadn’t paid much attention to them before, but now that Pinterest has excited you with the potential these ubiquitous scrap treasures hold, you at least consider grabbing one and exploring your inner carpenter.
Every day for the last 3 years, you’ve loyally clung to me like a starfish to the reef, but I think you’ve saturated the marketplace and my pants shelf for long enough. For those of us with a tiny frame but a soft, cellulite spot for cookies and wine, we need to draw eyes away from our mid-sections and down to our stems and derrières. My dear, thigh-clenching, ankle-revealing, Skinny Jeans- you’ve been a steadfast compatriot in that effort. But, like a small town girl who hasn’t ever left home, it’s now time for my legs to have a little more breathing room.
I’ll reminisce fondly on days with boat-necks and ballet slippers, pretending to be Audrey Hepburn, but I will make new memories. Ones that involve shaved legs and things in my pockets.
It’s true that my break from riding boots turned into a full-fledged affair with ankle booties, but that won’t happen to us. No way.
I was planning to regurgitate the run-down of Spring fashion trends you can expect to see on the streets in the upcoming months. Ever the trend cynic, however, I’m not in the mood to promote big stripes, fluorescents and futurey geometric shapes. So, I’ll just leave you with one trend I know will be worth the investment and you can probably already pluck from your closet. Not to mention, it looks great with our jewelry. Whites.