Tag Archives: self care

Cannelloni from the Garden

My relationship with my Italian Grandmother was complicated. Suffice it to say that she wasn’t really the kind of woman to invite children into her kitchen to help her cook. But, I love Italian food and I loved my Grandmother, … Continue reading

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Happy National Lipstick Day!

When I was younger, my relationships with makeup and things I considered feminine were fraught. First, I was a fat kid and a fat teen, so it was hard to find clothing that appropriately captured my sense of style and … Continue reading

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The Other Side of Shawl Doldrums

On the other side of shawl doldrums is finishing up a bit of the wool you were using the shawl to stash bust. I don’t think this shawl is going to be as large as I intended, but the pattern … Continue reading

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I thought when you got older, you didn’t have to worry about acne and pores and such

I’ve been trying a few new skin products out, because I like to try new things. And, because I thought when you got older that you grew out of things like acne and enlarged pores. That was silly of me. … Continue reading

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Backyard Babies

Planting things is always exciting, but it’s followed by a period of intensity where you monitor them, hoping they’ll take to the ground. I’ve been going out in the evenings and checking on the plants. Until this past week, we … Continue reading

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One more row

I started a new shawl this weekend, even though I had a perfectly lovely shawl already started. I wanted something that wasn’t going to require a lot of concentration. Saturday was World Wide Knit in Public Day, and I wanted … Continue reading

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Gardening

In the middle of last summer I moved closer to my parents. This was an excellent choice, but it was in the middle of the summer, right after my summer teaching duties ended, and was quite quick. I like doing … Continue reading

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Now that’s a scrub

In April’s ipsy glam bag, I got a deluxe sample of a body scrub. I’m the kind of person who typically makes her own body scrub (its super easy, sugar and olive oil and some essential oils for the scent/potential … Continue reading

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But I do that

Ulta Beauty posted this to their facebook page a couple of weeks ago and I got a good laugh out of it. I showed it to a few of my friends and they could relate. I really do this. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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Spot-Treatment Sundays

Two posts in one day! Unheard of! Since mentioning my skincare routine, I’ve wanted to talk about it a little more. It brings me joy to go through the routine. Calmly and simply washing one’s face wouldn’t seem like something … Continue reading

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