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Oh, Kate…

You will be missed.


Facebook Free for 30 Days

I deactivated my Facebook account last night.

I’ve been trying to quit Facebook for years now. It’s not a healthy environment for me. I’m not sure it ever was, but it’s definitely gotten worse during the dark days under President “He Who Must Not Be Named” (if you don’t want your blog comments full of frog-loving trolls). Last night was the worst. There’s no need for me to be sobbing over social media when it’s a pain and torture that I inflict on myself.

And yet, I still couldn’t permanently delete.

Continue reading “Facebook Free for 30 Days”

Les Bons Mots de la Mode

“Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.”

— Marc Jacobs

Met Gala 2018 – My Favorite Looks

The One Everyone Expects (Because She Absolutely Deserves It): Rihanna

Neilson Barnard / Getty Images

The One That Really Is My Favorite: SZA

Neilson Barnard / Getty Images

Joan of Arc? Joan of WOW! Zendaya

John Shearer/Getty Images

Continue reading “Met Gala 2018 – My Favorite Looks”

Les Bons Mots de la Mode

““Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally.”

— Christian Louboutin

Les Bons Mots de la Mode

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

— Coco Chanel

Superhero Saturdays

I’ve thought up a little project for myself. I’ve a million other things I should be doing, but I feel like I deserve a little escapism during these turbulent and troubling times. What better way to do it than with some of my favorite characters? Whether you spell superhero as one word like DC or prefer the two-word phrase “super hero” as you’ll find in Marvel, they are all heroes and they are definitely super.

I’m limiting myself to the current incarnations of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and DC Extended Universe (DCEU) to start. Some of these films I’ve already seen and some of them I’ll be watching for the first time. Some films on the list haven’t been released yet, but are already  planned. I’ll probably do a bit of jumping back and forth between MCU and DCEU, but I’m going to do my best to watch the films in release order.

This post will serve as the master list and index for my reviews. New reviews will appear each Saturday, so this little project will take me well into next year. Please watch along with me if you like! Continue reading “Superhero Saturdays”

It’s Valentine’s Day! Treat Yourself!

Maybe you have a Valentine and maybe you don’t. It doesn’t really matter. Friends, partners and lovers come and go, but self-love is forever. There’s no better day of the year to buy yourself a little something than today.


Here’s a fun Self-Gifting Guide for every price point based on your budget! Continue reading “It’s Valentine’s Day! Treat Yourself!”

No Spend November Update

I’m half-way through my No Spend November Challenge. How’s it going?


I was doing great. Really great. And then a significant number of US voters (but slightly less than the majority) decided that Donald J. Trump would make a good President and I did some stress shopping. And some more stress shopping. And then just a bit more stress shopping.

I realize blaming stress is just an excuse, but hand to God, I did not buy anything outside of my rules until Florida started looking like it was going for Trump. My email confirmation of my first online order is time stamped Nov 8, 2016, 9:13 PM. That’s Eastern Time. Considering what was happening at that moment, I don’t feel as if you can blame me for a moment of weakness. Continue reading “No Spend November Update”

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