I have gained probably 30 pounds since the very first time I wore a bikini on the internet 3 years ago. Writing a book can do that to you... I keep telling myself. You would think that would mean it'd be even harder to find one that I love and felt comfortable in... but the opposite is true. I can't … [Read More...]
Yesterday my friend Loren said something incredibly kind about me. She called me a "girl's girl." Someone that fights to level the girl playing field, and reminding each other that we're on the same team and we need to look out for each other.
This is Loren and I before Field Day at Camp Throwback. … [Read More...]
I've been married to Andy for 10 years.
If there is anything I learned from last year, our anniversaries come and go here with little pomp and circumstance. And we like it that way, because we're tired and always forget to grab cheesy cards from the grocery store the night before. … [Read More...]
My friend Amy shared a video with me this morning about a boy named Josh who was previously bullied after losing his dad, but one day decided to open doors for people, and it changed his life. It was the typical tearjerker, emotional piano music in the background, only watch this shit on your period … [Read More...]
If I could have one totally frivolous and useless goal in life, it would be to put myself in a position to sometimes wear formal wear. In theory.
Because in theory wearing fancy gowns with sparkly bangles and gorgeous heels sounds like an absolute dream come true.
In reality, Oh My God, why … [Read More...]
I woke up the day after Christmas, briefly forgetting that it had happened. That is, until I walked into my living room to find crap everywhere, empty wine bottles from the previous night's celebrations all over the counter, and I turned on the news to promises of weight loss and finally, finally, … [Read More...]
Ladies, your husbands are emailing me. Repeatedly. You may or may not have any idea this is happening. It's probably while you're in the shower, or after you go to bed. Or maybe when you think they're texting a co-worker on the couch, or in the bathroom on their iPads. … [Read More...]
I have a very romanticized idea of the holidays. I function at a Clark W. Griswold level of holiday merriment from November through mid-January. It's obnoxious.
I grew up having amazing Christmases with my grandmother before she died. She filled every room of her house with friends and family as … [Read More...]
Without fail, this always happens to me. I fall in love with something, and then it goes away. Parks and Rec, the Taco Light from Taco Bell (it was a 90's thing. It was amazing), and my local Tastefully Simple representative. … [Read More...]