Hidden Strength

We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome. – Isabel Allende Maybe my strength is not so hidden as of late. I’ve had to […]

Thrift Store Basics: Part One

Image credit: Viva Magazine, December 1978 issue

Before I start this entry, here’s an animated gif of Naomi Campbell that I can’t stop staring at. Sharing is caring! Hi! This is the first post of a series that I’m going to share about thrift stores and shopping in them. Did you know that my parents met at a swap meet in West […]

Identity Crisis

Scary mommy, indeed

Rather than post the usual links without commentary, I’m going to address something that’s been going on as of late. Right now I’m sitting here listening to British Sea Power and I feel like a fraud. Yeah, I do. I’ve been into beauty since I was a little girl and have been an officially licensed […]

Growing Older, Gracefully

Carmen Dell'Orifice

(This entry was started on Sunday right before midnight, but I’m finishing it up hopefully before noon, today) I’m lying here with the baby and she’s quietly snoring as I think about this topic. Burning the midnight oil as I think of growing older and what that actually means. Madonna is 53 and did a […]

If it isn’t exquisite, get rid of it!


Out with the old and in with the new, or so they say. I’ve given up all of my buts, shouldn’ts, must not do’s, and general fear about committing to a new project. This site has been in the works for some time. I’ve been on the net for an eternity now. My previous sites […]