The Problem with Princesses

Disney has done us no favors, folks.  This morning I roused my sleepy 5 year-old out of bed and carried her into the living room to watch the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.  I thought she would be delighted to see a common girl become a princess in real life before her very eyes. I was wrong.  She watched in awe at first, but before I knew it, she was on the ground kicking and crying.  It was a fit of tumultuous jealousy and pure rage....more

It's not as if she is going to actually live a perfect life.. it's a job 24x7, and even if it's ...more

Who cares about the Royal Wedding...Well

I'll quietly put my hand up.  I really didn't.  I had no intention of watching this foolishness.  What do I care?  I maybe wanted to see her dress, but I figured that I could see that later on.  I knew that there would be a million pictures.  I wasn't about to sit here and watch it all morning.  Apparently I don't know myself that well.I woke up this morning and turned to my normal morning programming, the Today Show.  20 minutes later, after I hadn't moved from my initial ...more

I had NO INTENTION of watching it whatsoever! In fact, I said so in my blog post on my blog for ...more

All will be revealed...

"Can you at least tell me what I need to wear? Casual? Dressy? What?" I ask my husband for the fourth time earlier this week. "No. All will be revealed on Friday," he says with a sly grin. "But I might want to go out shopping to get a new outfit if I just knew what I need to wear!" I say getting exasperated. "You don't need to buy a new outfit." Argh! I hate surprises. Really. I do. Hate. Them. With. A. Passion. ...more

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Once Upon a Princess

In 1981, I got up at 4:00a in the morning to watch Prince Charles and Lady Diana walk down the aisle.  I was 17.  From the moment Buckingham Palace announced Prince Charles’ engagement to Lady Diana Spencer, I was enchanted.  She was a tall, shy, blonde and I immediately felt a connection.  Maybe it was the passing resemblance to the Princess, or my fascination with her fashion sense, or my need to believe in happily ever after.  It didn’t matter.  I couldn’t get enough of the fairytale....Continue...more

Modern, Eco-Friendly Favors

Maybe it's because I have gardening on the brain, or maybe it'...more

New BlogHer Member

I am a new member on BlogHer and I would enjoy meeting all of you! It is so nice to meet new blog members. Tell me what you enjoy, your hobbies, etc. You can read all about me on my profile page....more

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Hooked On Royalty:The Wedding of William and Kate

It's all about the Royal Wedding tomorrow and from what I'm hearing, broadcasts from the USA is to start as early as 4am! There are seemingly more coverage via media outlets from the states than that of London media and well over two billion viewers worldwide. The invites include everybody from foreign dignitaries, families of the bride & groom, and celebrities like the Beckham's....more

The Princess Wife

I am sick to death of hearing about the Royal Wedding, but apparently I am jumping on the band wagon myself. I keep seeing the lovely Kate Middleton and remembering the stress of a small wedding, let along one of this caliber. I feel sort of sorry for her. Such expectations for a young woman who may merely just want to marry the man she loves.    ...more

It's So Etsy: In a Royal Wedding Mood

Here are just a few of my favorite handmade items for your prince or princess.You can find all of these lovely royal wedding theme items at Etsy--the place to find wonderful handmade items. ...more

I think it would be so lovely to skip all the news, but my job makes me stay plugged in.
On ...more