Cute Conservative

Writer, editor, and adventure-lover currently residing in Central Oregon. I strive to write about hot-button issues, culture and politics in a way that is opinionated and graceful, humorous and optimistic.

I love Jesus, America and my husband dearly (close runner-ups for the love list were strong coffee, old cookbooks, breweries, cowboy boots, grammatically correct e-mails and a clean kitchen).

Five Reasons Marriage Doesn’t Work Anymore – Rare Original Letter from 1903

(Seeing as how this column (5 reasons marriage doesn’t work anymore) has become quite popular lately, I thought it was fitting to share this similar concern from a distressed gentleman in 1903,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...more

New on Trochia: Of Mice and Sin

Almost every morning, our cat, Bandit, brings a “gift” to our doorstep. A friend of ours calls it “paying the rent” and that’s a cute way to think of it, but no matter how adorably we describe it,... [[ This is a content summary only ....more

Maybe it’s time for a dance-off, fellow conservatives

Recently I was having a conversation with a fellow conservative, and we were discussing the need to tell the truth about bad policies. Of course we have to tell the truth about bad policies, I... [[ This is a content summary only ....more

I haven’t said much about politics lately, and here’s why

I’ve been considering whether or not I should still bother to write about politics. It seems to me that the only people who read this blog either vehemently disagree because I’m a mean... [[ This is a content summary only ....more

50 Shades of Grey is not a romance, but American Sniper is

The other night, Adam and I went to see American Sniper in the movies. Our local theater has recently added a beer and wine bar, so we walked over to get an adult beverage, and lo and behold, there... [[ This is a content summary only ....more

It’s not a gaffe. It’s a lie.

Gaffes are when someone says a dirty word in a public speech. Gaffes are what Vice President Joe Biden is famous for – the good ole boy har-dee-har-har missteps of someone who simply talks too... [[ This is a content summary only ....more

Idealogy Does Not Equal Morality #KeystoneXL

I got into a discussion with some Twitter folk today about the Keystone XL pipeline vote. Here’s my summary of what happened: That’s all you need to know about today’s Progressives.... [[ This is a content summary only ....more


Say you walk into a store and pick out a couch. It’s a beautiful couch. It’s comfortable and has a corner for napping in and goes great with your living room ....more

The Right Thing

A few weeks ago, I got a card from a favorite winery of ours, wishing us a “Happy Holidays”. Since this was essentially a corporate Christmas card, I didn’t think much of it. This.. ....more

“Death with Dignity” reveals our lost way of flimsy modern morality

Last night, I got an alert on my phone from our local news station, and before I knew it, Facebook was blowing up and media sites were putting out their spin on the story: Brittany Maynard has died.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...more