USA: Angry, Divided, Untrusting – Trump Tweets WHAT?

USA: Angry, Divided, Untrusting – Trump Tweets WHAT?

President-elect Donald Trump recently tweeted that our country is angry, divided, and untrusting. I agree. He also said that many folks believe this will never change. And in big old caps, declared that IT WILL CHANGE. I hope so. But I have a hard time trusting he can lead us to that change. President-elect Trump has said and done a whole lot of things and many of those things may be classified as angry, geared to keeping us divided, and within those parameters, perhaps not all that trustworthy. I’m … Read more…


So. President Donald Trump. Really? Why?

So. President Donald Trump. Really? Why?

We have a little more than a week to go before we welcome our 45th President of the United States – President Donald Trump. Really? I want to know why. I was not as surprised as some folks that Donald Trump was voted in as our next president. I did not mourn like some folks when he was elected. And I am cautiously optimistic about what is to come for our un-tied states of America. We are not united. At best, we are untied. Unrested. Unhappy with what is becoming of … Read more…


Need Holiday Hair? 101 Hairstyles for the Holidays – a Pinterest Roundup

Need Holiday Hair? 101 Hairstyles for the Holidays – a Pinterest Roundup

Need holiday hair? Who doesn’t…the holidays are fast approaching and if you are a party kind of girl, you want to be coiffed from head to toe. We’ll get to the other stuff in a later post, but here, we are talking hair. Holiday hair. And I’m going to give you more than 100 styles to guarantee that you’ll find something awesome to wear (your hair) this holiday season. Related: get more hair ideas for the holidays, here. Need holiday hair? 101 Hairstyles for the Holidays – a … Read more…


8 Tiny Home Designs – Would You Go Tiny to Live Here?

8 Tiny Home Designs – Would You Go Tiny to Live Here?

The hubs and I plan to eventually build a tiny home somewhere between here and the Mediterranean. We have come to realize that neither of us is too attached to stuff and believe that we can live comfortably with less square footage, allowing us to enjoy our life together without feeling too terribly tethered to any one thing. We have not yet agreed on total footage, however. He is leaning toward 750-1000, while I believe we shouldn’t go more than 500 square feet. There are plenty of tiny … Read more…


My Top 3 Favorite YouTube Crocheters – in no particular order!

My Top 3 Favorite YouTube Crocheters – in no particular order!

I may seriously be addicted to YouTube crocheters. It’s a much healthier addiction than turning to food or crawling into a ball when the world gets too much to bear. Events over the last week have certainly tested my strength, and though I have no intentions (not even the desire) to fall into old habits, I am crocheting my booty off. These 3 crocheting geniuses are helping me overcome and create some seriously beautiful crochet crafts. As I am a visual learner, I am so grateful (thanks again, mom ♥) … Read more…


Week 13 Hair Update – No Video, Just Words

Week 13 Hair Update – No Video, Just Words

There was supposed to be a video today but THAT isn’t happening. No video, just words. Week 13 hair update. Yep. Here it is the new year and we are growing well and GOOD with this head of hair, I’ll tell ya. I’ll be showing you, too. I promise. I even did something crazy, too. I colored it. Yes. I broke down, gave in, and got out a box of hair color. I didn’t do it for any other reason than I was beginning to feel like I … Read more…


Yelling at the Rain to Stop – Life Lesson #284

Yelling at the Rain to Stop – Life Lesson #284

Have you ever found yourself in a situation that was beyond your control but yet you couldn’t help going on and on about it? Fussin’ and fightin’ for it to change and no matter what you did, it simply went on as though you didn’t matter? Yep. It’s like yelling at the rain to stop. Not. Going. To. Happen. Yelling at the Rain to Stop – Life Lesson #284 I’ve had several of these moments throughout my life; and it can be mighty difficult to realize what you … Read more…


…but What Choice Do I Have? Life Lesson #428

…but What Choice Do I Have? Life Lesson #428

This phrase always strikes me funny. Not in the ha-ha sense; rather in the “I want to shake you and smack ya face and force you to listen”…when you plead those words …but what choice do I have? A plethora of choices. You literally have too many (a plethora) of choices. And frankly, you are making a really poor choice by choosing to remain in whatever situation, simply because you believe you have no other choice. I know. That’s a choice, too. Crazy, right? The idea for this … Read more…


Video: I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas – sung by MD!

Video: I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas – sung by MD!

You know I planned to be here with a video message this Christmas Eve. And here we are – the night before Christmas (not a soul is stirring because as usual, I’m up at some ridiculous hour – ah, I love this thing I do. Truly, I am so blessed to do what I do…). But I told you that I’d stop by today and share a special holiday message with all of you. What I didn’t plan on was having someone dear to me do it better … Read more…


Video: Just Be Happy This Holiday Season

Video: Just Be Happy This Holiday Season

During the editing of Week 9 Update – Hair, Holidays, New Look, and Love, I realized that there was a message within that video. So I yanked it out and here it is: Just Be Happy This Holiday Season. Perhaps you should watch this short little snippet first, and then I’ll go into a bit more detail down below! I have to believe it’s simple, really… Just Be Happy This Holiday Season So yah. Just be happy. It seems simple but it’s not. For some people it appears … Read more…