*Today I am sharing a post from two years ago; the first holiday without my mom.* December 19th, 7:30am. 24 degrees Fahrenheit. Sleet covered the valley starting yesterday. About 5 years ago we got snow on Christmas. When the temperatures started dropping yesterday, for a moment I hoped we'd have a white Christmas. I guess … Continue reading Throwback Post: I Wish I Had A River
Today I'm revisiting an old post from two years ago. I hope it resonates with you. 54 degrees on November 26th. The attic conversion upstairs is poorly insulated and chilly. I climb creaky, cracking wooden steps through a narrow passage that I use as a party trick to scare small children who visit our home. … Continue reading Throwback Post – The Hard Parts
A few weeks ago I was so surprised by the appearance of the entire MatteLast Liquid Lip collection from Pixi By Petra! Pixi By Petea was kind enough to send them to me for reviewing and I was blown away! This gorgeous PR included 11 of Pixi Beauty's MatteLast Liquid Lip line, including 5 brand … Continue reading Review: Pixi By Petra’s MatteLast Liquid Lip
*WINNER CHOSEN, GIVEAWAY CLOSED* Guys! It's that time of year again!! Once again I've put together a giveaway for you all and filled it with products I love from brands I believe in! I can not wait to give somebody this awesome collection of items so without further ado, let's go! First I'm hitting you … Continue reading *CLOSED* Enter My Holiday 2018 #Giveaway!
About a month ago Treehut Co. reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in checking out one of their watches in exchange for a review and I readily agreed! I'd read some great things about this small, San Francisco based company in the past, so when the opportunity arose for us … Continue reading Review: Treehut Co. Watches
When grief takes on the form of a gnawing ache, rather than a sharp, stabbing pain.
Dear Mom, Yesterday you would be 58 years old. Yesterday I'd have called you first thing in the morning, trying to be one of the first people to sing you, "Happy Birthday". Your granddaughter and son-in-law would have joined us. You'd have laughed and thanked us. Yesterday I'd have taken you out to eat at … Continue reading I Have To Write Something For Her Birthday