This is 200

This is 200

I can't sleep. That's a relatively normal thing, really, as anyone who has gotten completely coherent emails from me at 3am can attest. I don't sleep. I have the next round of edits due on my book in, ohhhhhhh, 13 days. I was recently hired by a morning radio show to come and chat every Thursday, the fall session of Camp Throwback tickets go on sale October 13th, and I almost have the perfect cat eye down with my eyeliner. Obviously, I have a lot on my plate right now. So, I let my brain … [Read More...]

House Rule: In These Bodies We Dance

At Dawn We Dance

How do I teach my daughter to love her body? Good question, I don't know. It's actually terrifying. I have no experience liking my body before age 29. I failed in elementary school. I bombed in high school. College was a blurry mess. I can't sit here and pretend to have any idea how to make sure … [Read More...]

Geeks & Sex Toys

Yo Amazon, I'm really happy for you, Imma let you finish, but Andy Gibbons already makes the best drone deliveries of all time. Sometimes when you are married to a geek, the most brilliantly hysterical things happen. Like robotic vibrator airdrops. Welcome to my everyday life. Click here to see … [Read More...]

Cheers, Betty.

Christmas tree 2013

Having a live tree has been a live, in-home therapy session for my closeted holiday OCD. We had such a magical day planned to go pick out the perfect tree. We'd hop in the car and sing Christmas carols the whole way. We'd walk together down the rows and rows of trees, homemade hot chocolate and … [Read More...]

Catching Fire… The Movie

HungerGames Bracelet

A week ago, my girls and I had a fun night out of Chinese food and the latest Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire. If you read my book review, you might remember Catching Fire was my least favorite of the Hunger Games Trilogy. The "New Moon" of Hunger Games, if you will, aka, suckville. I had very … [Read More...]

The Running Tally of Happiness & Fulfillment

Trio Color

1. I'm thankful for the boxes of Ritz crackers dipped in chocolate. 2. I'm thankful that my kids don't like Minecraft, because I have no fucking idea what's going on when we play it and it gives me nightmares. 3. I'm thankful Andy is willing to live with a writer, and never questions when he finds … [Read More...]

Women Who Made The World Happier… And Me Verklempt

Ladies Home Journal Inside

Ladies Home Journal just shared their list of 16 women who made the world happier this year. Scout Leader Connie Bell, Therapy Dog trainer Marcie Beedy, Spanx Founder Sara Blakely, Female Bodybuilder Ernestine Shepherd, Opera Singer Camille Zamora, Shoes That Fit Founder Jill Calhoun, Model … [Read More...]

Thanksgiving Dressing

Sweater Leggings

Over the river and through the woods... It's almost Thanksgiving, and if was up to me, the only requirement would be a hair tie and my eating sweats, but in my house, it's a holiday that requires a touch of decorum, and an underwire bra. I mean, we're rarely fancy, but I like to eat warm turkey in … [Read More...]

Fair Isle Leggings

When I posted this photo on Instagram, I got one of two comments. A. I love them! B. What the hell do you wear with that? Click here to see for yourself! … [Read More...]

We’re Boring. We Can’t Help It.

For a while there, we could blame our hermitism and societal lameness on the children. Gosh, we'd love to go out, but we don't have a sitter.... we're exhausted... Wyatt is sick... Jude has a game in the morning... Gigi swallowed our car keys.  Kids are like built in get-out-of-shit cards. But … [Read More...]

Refinished Entry Dresser

Entry Dresser Before

So, one of the final pieces from my epic hernia thrift furniture haul was a beat up old dresser I found for $30. Click here for the AFTER and all the details! … [Read More...]