Celebrating Love

“Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself.” - Carrie Brashaw...more

I Cancelled Valentine's Day

We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in our house. I cancelled it years ago. (I’m a fan of cancelling things.) I’m just not a big believer in the overly-commercialized holiday. I never have been, but it really doesn’t help that Valentine’s Day is within the same three-week timeframe as my husband’s birthday and our wedding anniversary (piss-poor planning on my part). It gets exhausting buying shit for Dan....more
Stacey Gill  (I'm Team Steve too.) Yeah, Family Love Day is almost too corny for my cold dead ...more

Why Valentines Day can fuck right off : The frustration of a Postmodern Stripper

February 14.  Nestled so innocently in what would otherwise be my favorite month.  Every February of my compulsory education was spent finally learning about Black people.  Growing up this was a once a year event and I was always inspired.  In February I felt I had the potential to do anything,  go to the moon, be president, invent the next big whatever- like all the people before me I could make my mark on the world....more

Love is more than a Valentine’s chocolate

I’m sorry but talking about love today, Feb 14, Valentine’s Day, it’s too easy. It’s like say how much we care about others on Christmas, be scared on Halloween night or  talking about how  “acting green” is important to us on Earth Day. (read more)From elenasc.wordpress.com...more

Why You Should Buy Sexy Lingerie...even if you're single

It always makes me sad when I hear my single friends talking about how they don't buy, wear, or otherwise care about sexy lingerie anymore.  When I protest, they almost always say, "But Treacle...no one's gonna see it, so what's the point?"  And to that I respond "Darling...lingerie is never about him.  It's always about you."  Here are my three reasons for why single ladies, maybe more than anyone else, should always rock the sexy knickers....more

I would also add that, if you can afford it, buy good more

Crafty Blog Round-up: News, Valentines, and New to the BlogRoll

This was one of those weeks: there was fascinating stuff happening in the crafty blogs (both good and sad), plus some interesting additions to the BlogHer crafty blogroll. I just had to give today's post over to highlighting these. Current News: Goodbye CRAFT and Hello Coraline Wednesday the sad news came: CRAFT will be publishing it's last issue(#10). ...more

Debra, thanks so much for all the great info.  Two sites I want to add to your list ...more