Gwen Stefani & red lipstick therapy

I know, it sounds silly. But it works! Well, at least it does for me.I was, and am still, in a fashion rut. I just feel lazy when it comes to getting dressed, doing the laundry, styling my hair, etc. I want to blame the winter but it started before the deep freeze settled over us....more

Weekend Moon: Gemini & Cancer!

Start your weekend early on Friday March 7, 2014. A Mercury ruled Gemini Moon can make us chatty and social. We will be compelled to communicate – some way, somehow, it can be fun for us and/or just busy – or both. With dual faceted Air sign Gemini, variety rules.  ...more

Young Women Find Their Voice – By Frying It

Here is a topic that is really interesteeaang. If speech intonation could reverberate in written media that last part would have sounded like a buzzing engine of some sort. Or like a croaking frog. Or like a hidden speech strategy that allows me to gloat standoffishly while you hopefully wait with exuberant anticipation for what I will say next. By letting my sentence fizzle out with a raspy hum I might signal that I’m a true authority on the subject matter....more

My Obligatory Oscar Night Top 10 Recap!

Last night was the 2014 Academy Awards show and I personally felt it was better than it's been in the last few years.  Here are my top 10 highlights:1.  Ellen Degeneres as host....more

New Moon in Pisces This Weekend!

Pisces intuition and creativity powers up, in a gentle way, with the New Moon on Friday evening 2/28/14 EST and Saturday morning 3/1/14 PST. The Sun is also in this sensitive Water sign and when both luminaries are together, the Moon phase is “New”. This type of Lunar energy is good for starts and beginnings of any kind. So, take the time to plug into your spirituality and inner conversations. Listen, take notes and make use of this dreamy, imaginative time. Go deep. Create something new! ...more
Denise Me too!  It will take Mercury a few days to get up to forward speed, but yes, we made it ...more

If Major Social Media Sites Had Kardashian Personalities, Which Would They Be?

When I started blogging at Pecked To Death By Chickens 5 months ago, I was on Facebook and that was it.  As I have luxuriated in the blogosphere, I have dipped my toe farther into the social media water.  It gets a little confusing with so many different outlets and trying to figure out the best way to prioritize....more

Cool Ma

When my son was younger I would do anything to make him happy. It was my life's mission to prove how cool a mom I was. I'm not sure why I had this need, but every year it seemed to be more urgent. I was big on doing what other moms wouldn't. Hell I worked in 2 different TOPLESS Las Vegas shows, I win on that credit alone everytime. I am fearless in life, when it comes to my son I am Superman. My son today is an accomplished musician and writer, when he was young he just loved music....more

Why Barbie isn't Welcome in Our Home

There have been many debates about one of the World's most iconic toys, Barbie....more

Starbucks: Where Everybody Knows My Name

Do you know people who, when they walk into a restaurant, coffee shop, or store, is like Norm from the '80s TV show "Cheers?" They walk in and everyone knows their name? I know a couple of people like that, and I'll admit I've been half-embarrassed and half-envious being with them.I'm not like that everywhere, but I have become a regular at my neighborhood Starbucks. I know the names of most of the morning staff, and I'm starting to get to know some of the other customers who come in regularly....more

Why ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen Should Win an Academy Award

 The 86th Academy Awards will be held this Sunday. Will you be watching?I haven’t watched the Academy Awards in their entirety since 1999. That’s the year that they voted “American Beauty” the Best Picture. I thought that movie was terrible, so I parted ways with the Oscars.That said, I do love to check out the gowns on the Red Carpet and I usually flip to the Academy Awards a few times during the night....more