A Bikini Three-Way

Color Block

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 stop finding them. I have over 12 bikinis. I don't even have 12 pairs of underwear. I have more bathing suits that underwear. I have redefined my notion of necessity. (Bikinis, wine opener, pointy … [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...]

The Season of Kindness… to Yourself

Be Kind Giveaway

This time of year, it's always super easy to get into the holiday spirit. The spirit of giving. The spirit of love. The spirit of kindness. We take all those amazing emotions and actions, and plaster them across mankind in a selfless act of compassion and humanity, and it's wonderful. Truly, it's … [Read More...]