Me and the Sea

I have a strange dichotomy with the sea. Seas = beaches. Beaches are hard to find when you grow up in landlocked states like Missouri. If you want some sea, you have to go and find it. When I have found it, I have stared and contemplated for long periods of time (what felt like […]

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Moth to a (Pink) Flame

When I was a child, I had a raging sweet tooth. It required a lot of ’round the clock feeding and was rarely satisfied. I had the cavities–and now have the fillings–to prove it. As a girl who has always been a sucker for anything in pretty colors, especially pastels and especially things in the […]

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So You Want to Be a Lawyer

It’s been four years since my dude decided he was going to pursue a law career. He made the decision for several reasons but mostly, he’s got the knack for it. His brain is just wired for all that analytical lawyerly thinking. I have always thought he would make a terrific attorney and like any […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

Recently, I signed up for The Daily Post from WordPress.com–and I’m so glad I did! I usually have a few drafts in my back pocket but the daily inspiration really gets the creative juices flowing. I decided to partake in this week’s photo challenge just for fun and because it had been a while since […]

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Year One of Not Owning a Microwave

I am not a “hipster.” I am not “retro.” And I’m not one of those people who can make doing things that aren’t mainstream look cool. That said, I would like to tell you the story of how we came to get rid of our microwave and the ensuing results. A year ago, we moved. […]

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Tidal Wave of Silence

It happened. It really…finally…happened. Last weekend, Mr. and Mrs. S., of My Neighbors from Hell, officially moved out. Gone. Poof. Moving truck came and went. And they haven’t spent a single night at the apartment since. Maintenance has been in to paint already, which can only mean they’re really, truly, utterly gone. The blissful silence […]

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I’ll bring the cream.

I grew up with a father who worshipped coffee. He still does. I absolutely attribute my love of the rich, bold tasting brew to him, since I may not have given being a coffee drinker more serious thought if it hadn’t been for his influence. He took it so seriously that I thought one must […]

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The Virtues of Cleaning Makeup Brushes

Like exercise or flossing, cleaning one’s makeup brushes is something makeup bloggers and aestheticians strongly recommend doing if you regularly beat your mug with all kinds of pretty products, as I am wont to do. Like exercise or flossing, I need to do it way more often than I actually do. I think the pros do […]

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