"As I saw more beauty in others' uniqueness, I began to appreciate my own." ~Sarah Winifred Searle I'm so pleased to have been recommended to this wonderful woman by my talented friend Kat. Check out Sarah Winifred Searle's pithy comic titled Fatness, Femininity, and the Media We Deserve.
Yay! It's the Oneth of September and I'm happier than the average bear. September is the month that brings us the beautiful Autumnal Equinox which falls officially on September 22nd, my birthday. Is it any wonder that I love Autumn? I was born for it. Autumn signifies order and routine as the kidlens head off to school. Autumn leaves blow… Continue reading Autumn is Coming
For as long as I can remember, daisies have always been my favorite flowers. Symbols of love, purity, and innocence, they're such sweet, homey, and cheerful flowers. Daisies always bring me sweet memories of my childhood. They remind me of the whimsical little effeuiller la marguerite [pluck the daisy] game that I used to play -- only my translation… Continue reading You’re a Daisy if You Do
What's your immediate response when someone tells you that you're beautiful? Do you scoff and shake your head? Do you assume that they're just paying lip service or trying to butter you up? Are they stupid or simply mistaken? Are they a liar? We are compelled to love our neighbors. Encouraged to see the beauty in… Continue reading When Someone Calls You *Beautiful*
I caught this candid of my sweet Rose as she was brushing a strand of hair from her cheek, and I thought it was rather a dramatic and beautiful catch. She'd been playing in her sister's makeup and had just gone outside to play in the Texas "Winter" weather with the little girl who lives… Continue reading My Faery Child
Living in the midst of a truly craptastic period of our lives right now, my family holds together. Actually, the past two and a half years have been a wacky and wearisome roller coaster ride, but we continue to weather the storm with as much optimism as is humanly possible. Not long ago, I had a dear, dear… Continue reading Oh Life! I Have Much to Say!
I adore Beauty. Beautiful pictures, beautiful people, beautiful films, beautiful stories, beautiful clothes, beautiful music, beautiful anything. I admire Brilliance. Brains, nerds, geeks, shrewd people, you name it. I admire bright ideas, sage wisdom, anyone who speaks fluent math, and even those who are just quick witted. I am in awe of Hedy Lamarr, actress, mathematician,… Continue reading Here’s to Hedy, the Brilliant Bombshell
Your style doesn't have to be a feminist manifesto, but wouldn't that be fun? This season's hottest accessory is the pearl. But what if your style doesn't usually call for something so quite so ... dainty? You don't have to be June Cleaver or Betty Draper to caress your neck with one of the world's most… Continue reading Even Cool Girls Wear Pearls
Madam C. J. Walker made her mark in the beauty industry and the world by developing and marketing a line of beauty and hair products for black women under the company she founded, Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company. Any one of the obstacles she faced in her lifetime would be enough to showcase this esteemable woman's… Continue reading Madam C. J. Walker: “I got my start by giving myself a start!”
mark. introduces it's colorful new Buenos Aires collection, featuring Brand Ambassador Lucy Hale. Everything you need to carry your cool vibe through the summer is available at mickitheavonmom.com. Take a look. Lucy Hale looks stunning in mark.'s new Instant Vacation Buenos Aires collection Take It Or Leaf It Tee! Are you going to try this trend,… Continue reading HOT Goodies for a COOL Vibe