HiLLjO

I am a new wifey (since June!) to my husband Shawn. We have a mini petting zoo of furbabies: 3 kitties, 2 rats, 1 ferret and 1 pug! 9 out of every 10 nights we enjoy eating a home-cooked, from-scratch dinner; we are practicing Kundalini Meditation and Yoga daily; and the resto of the time we spend being domestically inclined. I am a blogger and have 3 blogs: my creative blog HiLLjO, a married-life and wedding-lover blog Daisy to Sunflower, and our domestic shared blog H. and S.

How Much Is TOO Much to Spend at the Veterinarian?

I have a kitty that is about 2-3 years old ... I don't know her exact age because I got her from a co-worker whose 2 dogs and cat bullied her. A couple of days ago, I noticed Chee Bee acting strange. Strange like lying under the nightstand, in a corner, under the center of the bed when usually she lays on the bed or inside the box spring lining like a hammock where she tore the lining. She also hadn't eaten or drank anything for at least 24 hours. ...more
she's not gone!more

How Much Is TOO Much to Spend at the Veterinarian?

I have a kitty that is about 2-3 years old ... I don't know her exact age because I got her from a co-worker whose 2 dogs and cat bullied her. A couple of days ago, I noticed Chee Bee acting strange. Strange like lying under the nightstand, in a corner, under the center of the bed when usually she lays on the bed or inside the box spring lining like a hammock where she tore the lining. She also hadn't eaten or drank anything for at least 24 hours. ...more
Only you can really say as her mama. You know how she is, how she's progressing or not, and how ...more

Synesthesia. Apparently I Have It.

http://ladyj-in-lotus-pose.blogspot.com/2011/08/synesthesia-apparently-i-have-it.html...more
I, too have synesthesia. I love it. It makes me rad at Pinterest.more

Skier Tina Maze's Underwear Sparks Controversy

Slovenian ski racer Tina Maze flashed her sports bra over the weekend in response to a controversial complaint that her underwear gave her a competitive edge in a World Cup super-G race. When she stripped down after a race in Italy on Sunday, the words “Not Your Business” were written across her chest....more
If only people got this bent up about steroids ruining the sport of baseball.more

State of the Union Address: Best Tweets, Full Text

Did you watch President Obama's State of the Union address? Did you follow along on Twitter? I did ... and below are a few of the tweets that reflected the reaction I saw. Read the tweets, scroll down for the full text of the speech and tell me what you think in the comments. (And please note -- the tweets may take a moment or two to load.) ...more
Ha. I'm with Stacy. I think he is really good at demogaugery; he made me want to re-elect him ...more

Could You Go a Year Without New Clothes or Cosmetics?

[How many of you made resolutions to spend less or consume less in 2014? Morra's done it twice -- read on for her plan for how to go without new clothes and cosmetics and check out the link to BlogHer News Section Editor Grace Hwang Lynch's own similar experiment. - Rita] ...more
I did this last year. I only came out short one pair of pants and a better "look" with natural ...more

This Means I Get To Use Real Butter, Right?

In the first section of William D. Lassek and Steven J. C. Gaulin's new book, Why Women Need Fat: How "Healthy" Food Makes Us Gain Excess Weight and the Surprising Solution to Losing It Forever, they look at how the American diet has changed in the past forty years. The authors say that one of the biggest changes we've made is taking a step away from saturated fats, which was supposed to to make us healthier. But has it? ...more
My husband and I eat half-paleo, half-agrarian. We only use olive oil and real unsalted butter! ...more

Yes, That Photo Is Too Sexy for Any Yearbook

There is this big brouhaha going on about a Colorado high school student's yearbook photo. Sydney Spies, an 18-year-old Durango High School senior, and her mother are making the TV talk show circuit, claiming the teen's freedom of expression is being squelched....more
Nay. I agree with your points completely. Dress code!more

Who Says Moms Have to Have Sensible Hair?

Last week, I was getting my hair cut for the first time in forever and the college girl washing it was asking about my children. While I was telling her, she suddenly remarked, “You’re the only person I’ve seen who has kept their hair this long after having kids.” In her voice there was a slight note of disapproval, like maybe it was time for me to think about a more sensible haircut....more
The term "sensible hair" is somewhat controversial to begin with, as I see in the comments. ...more
: good morning! i'm off to kohl's to spend my gift card on clearance winter clothes! woot!