Here's What You Missed This Week 6/2/13 - 6/8/13

Welcome to my inaugural weekly wrap-up. I meant to keep better track of things I liked around the internet this week. I failed. I do have a couple of things for you, and I promise to do better next week- unless nobody else writes anything interesting. What I wrote I wrote about how my Grampa made me a dollhouse with a secret message hidden inside, and how it inspired me to make crafts out ...more

The Definitive Compendium of Blogging Advice (Volume One)

See what I did there? That's a joke. But seriously, folks... I have some advice for you. True, I'm not huge, and I've only been blogging for a couple of years now, but I've learned a thing or two. I'm part of a super secret group of bloggers which shall not be named, and some of the rookies have been posting questions lately. I realized I had quite a few answers. But even if you're not in my ...more

I couldn't let this go unnoticed.

I spotted this outside a high school yesterday. It doesn't even need a caption, right? ...more

You Know What Would Be Awesome?

The world is imperfect. But together, I think we can fix it. This Theme Thursday, I'm calling on all of you to tell me what's missing from the world. Things that somebody should hurry up and invent, already. Here's my list... Expandable cars They’d work like Legos. If you’re going to work, just take the front seat. Driving with the family? Add a backseat or two. It would also come with ...more

My Grandfather's Legacy

My grandfather was a carpenter. Not by trade, but by design. He had a workshop in the basement. There was a rocking horse in my house when I was young, and I never knew which grandchild he'd originally built it for, but I knew that Grampa made it with love. He also built my sister a dollhouse. My sister is 11 years older than me. Once she grew up and moved out, the dollhouse became mine. I loved...more

Some Friendly Advice for Amanda Bynes

Have you heard about Amanda Bynes? She makes me sad. The funny, adorable teen I remember from "What I Like About You" has been replaced with Britney 2.0. Like, umbrella-attack Britney, not "Baby One More Time" Britney. She's shaving her head, piercing her face, and starting Twitter wars with Rihanna, Courtney Love, and Jenny McCarthy... Actually, I don't mind that last part. I hate all three of ...more

How to Cure Writer's Block

I've had writer's block for almost two weeks now, and it's driving me crazy. I think I might have a solution, though... Realize that you need to experience something in order to have something to write about. Go to a parade. Try to convince your son that he should join a marching band when he’s in high school. Go home and DVR “Drum Line.” Read 20 blog posts. Find 20 subjects that you ...more

Droid vs. iPhone

The other day, my friend posted on Facebook: “thinking i need a new phone...after 3 years mine is starting to go...now do i want an iphone or a galaxy??? input anyone?” A couple of hours later, she had 52 comments. Of course. And of course a lot of them were from me, urging her to get a Galaxy. But then I started thinking about it. Droids aren’t for everyone. Some people should have iPhones. Some ...more

My Favorite Halloween Costume

It's almost summer, and you know what that means! It's time to start thinking about Halloween (if you're bonkers for Halloween like I am)! If you're a regular reader, you probably know that I love Halloween, and I love zombies. So I'm sure it wouldn't surprise you to learn that I've been a zombie for Halloween quite a few times. Halloween 2011 was a tough one. I had really time-consuming ...more

What Do I Have in Common With Puff Daddy and Katy Perry?

I’m almost 34, and I have the skin of a teenager. And by that, I don’t mean that I have a youthful glow and no crow’s feet. I mean that I have acne. I never really had acne as a teenager. It started when I was in my twenties. I went to the dermatologist and got a prescription cream, which worked fine, until I wanted to get pregnant. You can’t use it when you’re pregnant. So I made do ...more