A Spoonflower Tour – fabric, gift wrap, and wallpaper galore!

Month: November 2014

A Spoonflower Tour – fabric, gift wrap, and wallpaper galore!

This past Saturday I attended a WordPress class in hopes of becoming a bit more savvy with this blogging thing. I chatted with fellow Pressers, had some pizza, and learned a bunch. Take note of the lovely Contact form for your contacting-me convenience. Thank you, thank you very much. I’ve also taken care of (mostly) that pesky hyphenation problem that was going on here. Just about every line ended with a hyphenated word. That needed some ointment for sure. It was a good day of learning from some incredibly intelligent people. A huge shout out to Girl Develop It – RDU! The class

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One Room at a Time: Decorating the Powder Room

I’ll begin by fessing up right from the get-go: this room was so easy it was like taking candy from a baby. Not that I would ever do that, but the room was already gray, and you know how I love a standard gray. So all I had to do was add a couple of personal effects and fluff it up a bit. Here is where I began: After hanging an additional mirror, a lot of my own photography, my grandmother’s sewing basket to hold an extra towel, voila! It’s a cute and cozy powder room for my guests. It was

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Skinny is Not a Compliment

A Calvin Klein ad portraying a size 10 model as ‘plus size’ has people riled up, and rightfully so. I’m sure there will be much discussion about CK and its bothersome campaign, but I’m irked about more than the ad. The conversation it started went from double zero to ugly pretty darn quickly. In a matter of minutes the conversation turned to hating the thin people. It’s time to stop the double-standard. I can be referred to as skinny (which is not a compliment), but you can’t be called fat? Sounds harsh, doesn’t it? Let’s start with the definition of skinny. Dictionary.com notes this:

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After Cancer, Everything is a Scare. Aches and Pains Keep me on Pins and Needles.

Spoiler: I am okay! However, once you’ve received a cancer diagnosis, every little ache and pain is suspect (in your mind) of being the thing that will do you in. I thought maybe I was being overly dramatic, but this is actually common among cancer survivors. Even though I’m in remission–possibly cured, and for all intents and purposes healthy, something like a nagging backache can sound alarms. So my back pain x3 months had me seriously concerned. When I have random aches or pains, I do the self-talk: you’re getting older, you’ve been running, you lifted something, you slept in an odd position,

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