Casual Friday

Friday Favorite Five

1. StatShot: a new way to track your Instagram likes, follows, and comments, via Photojojo Get a daily email with updates! For free!   2. Why Americans dress so casually, via The Washington Post A fascinating interview with Deirdre Clemente, a 20th-century cultural historian. 3. How the Smiths pioneered normcore, via GQ And on THAT note, here’s some evidence of the lingering effects of the dowdy-as-a-statement style worn by our favorite … Continue reading Friday Favorite Five

Friday Favorite Five

1. Cher stars in Marc Jacobs’ latest campaign, via Dazed She is so unique.   2. Style your ascendant: Cancer, via Mystic Medusa So as an Aries with Cancer rising, I am now going to don sweatpants, ponchos, and statement necklaces ALL THE TIME.   3. ABBA’s essential, influential melancholy, via NPR The darker side of disco. A great longread!   4. Make a map necklace, via Dollar Store Crafts Could … Continue reading Friday Favorite Five

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #49: Go on an Artist Date

A book that I consider foundational in helping to nurture my creative side is Julia Cameron‘s classic, The Artist’s Way. I remember reading it back in college and feeling like I had permission not only to be as creative as I wanted to be, but to thrive as an artist and as an adult. One of her tips that has stuck with me all these … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #49: Go on an Artist Date

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #38: Let Music Transport You

One of the easiest ways to change your mood, energy level, stress level, spiritual state, and overall well-being takes only about five minutes. Music has the ability to stir your soul in ways that no other art form can. It can soothe jangled nerves, make you smile, stir your loins, release your spirit, and help you to remember who you are and what the heck … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #38: Let Music Transport You

Things I Love Thursday

Happy Thursday! The past couple of weeks have been spring-loaded! I’m happy to say life is progressing happily, healthily, and heartily onward and upward. I know that’s vague, but it’s also true. We’ve been living well around here: I’ve been working, pulling together submissions for my novel, cooking, writing, and training. I’m in the final countdown to my 18-mile race on May 12 (a month away!), followed by my … Continue reading Things I Love Thursday

Things I Love Thursday

Hello, friends! First, a short announcement that I’ll be transitioning everyone’s favorite Things I Love Thursday to a twice-a-month posting instead of weekly, starting the week after next. Just so it’s not all kinds of overwhelming for you OR for me and frees up some space for me to write other stuff. And next… er, I didn’t really have any “next.” Except this week’s weblicious … Continue reading Things I Love Thursday