Once upon a summer mid-morning, I met a guy at the retail store I was working at in between freshman and sophomore year of college. He wasn’t outlandishly beautiful – more like the Southern-traditional type with light-hair and light-eyes, and a little twang to make him a tad-bit sexy....more
With New Year’s on the foreseeable horizon, I’ve been thinking a lot about what my resolution will be for 2011. In many ways, I feel like this blog is one giant promise to myself to…well, love myself endlessly. If that isn’t a resolution, I’m not quite sure what is....more
I'm so thrilled for one of my readers/bloggers I like to read, Kiara, who got married a couple of weeks ago. Look at the beautiful sneak peek photos her photographer, Emma Case (who is totally one of my favorite wedding photographers now) posted:...more
I just love the richness of the Irish culture. From leprechauns to the Blarney Stone, there’s just so much to it. Really, can you think of any other country whose traditions have permeated so globally: St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by all kinds of people in all kinds of places; and who hasn’t seen a rainbow and wondered if there really is a pot of gold at the end of it?
Irish culture is especially wonderful because it’s so positive. Every festival in the home land is a celebrated festive occasion, with eating, drinking, and being merry!...more
Kristy is an occasional guest blogger for The Demoiselles and a member of the TD community (moniker “Owl“); an opinionated 20-whatever-something who can’t seem to shut up about feminist, queer, and fat issues; a Tumbl-er who posts pretty things, funny things, random things and her personal theology (Owls & Elephants); a damn good baker and a shitty knitter....more
So, I was raised by a single mother, like most African-American children. I know it must have been difficult at times for my mother to juggle, but I will not equate my youth to that of other African-American kids....more
When Matt and I began discussing our wedding plans we both knew we wanted something intimate - a celebration, a party with our nearest and dearest. Ideally we pictured having around 30-50 guests and hopefully clung to the idea of having our wedding at his parents’ home. (Matt's parents just moved into the renovated the most adorable house ever. Ever.) Lucky for us, his mom was thrilled with the idea! Poking around online, I come across so many beautiful and inspiring weddings....more