If by chance I have any male readers, they should probably stop here. And those squeamish of TMI posts. I need to blow steam about something, and if I can’t do that in my own online space, where can I?

Ladies. Periods suck. We all know this. The cramps and the (duh) bleeding and the moodiness. But you know what sucks more? Thinking all that nonsense is gone for another month because your period is over because your birth control says so and your feminine products have come out clean for a full day, so you stop wearing them, and then being ambushed by your own body almost a full day later. While wearing the new underwear you just got this week. A pale color, naturally. Because it was supposed to be done and I didn’t have to wear safe colors like black or red just in case (I’m not the only one that does that, yes?).

Enter long stream of curse words. I may have alarmed the dog.

I’m off to sit on the couch and watch mindless tv while eating cookies and grumbling to myself about how it really sucks to be female sometimes. That’s really the only thing periods are good for: justification for melodramatic sulk sessions. I’m just glad it’s Friday.

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Send Something Good: The Essentials

As part of the Send Something Good gift swap, today all participants are linking up with posts to let their secret swap partners know a little more about them and the kinds of things they like. So, here are the essentials about me: I am not religious, vegetarian, married, or a mother. I am a graphic designer, screenprinter, college graduate, bookworm, homebody, girlfriend, sister, daughter, movie addict, dog mama and lover of good food. I live in Austin, Texas, though I am originally from the cold northlands known as Ohio. I’m currently 27 years old. I’m not too much of […]

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Right Now

Right now, I am… in PJ’s after my daytime outfit got soaked during puppy bath time a bit ago. bummed for Ian because he has to go in to work an hour earlier tomorrow, which means an hour earlier bedtime for him tonight. sketching out the next screen design for shop stuff. Any guesses as to what it’ll be? full of yummy food from our (early) date night dinner. Few things are as satisfying as steak and garlic mashed potatoes done well. Oh, and vanilla ice cream on a warm fudge brownie. 🙂 still so relieved that tax season is […]

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Tuesday 10 – Favorite Movies

I’m joining up with Lena and several other ladies in the weekly Tuesday 10 themed posts. This week’s theme is Favorite Movies. Choosing a favorite (or 10) of anything is hard for me, so I narrowed it down to movies that I can easily watch over and over and still love. As this list will indicate, apparently that means I’m a sucker for a good love story. I do watch other types of movies, and there are some very serious and non-romance numbers on my Greatest Movies of All Time list, but perversely the ones that move me the most […]

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Simply Lovely Things Giveaway

Say hi to one of my fancy sponsors this month, Angel of Simply Lovely Things! She’s here to tell you a bit about herself, and offer up fabulous giveaway. Simply Lovely Things Blog | Shop | Twitter | Facebook I am a thirty something Mrs to my Mr, mama to three fur babies, small business owner, motorcycle lover, and Believer. I created my blog and shop to share the things that make me happy with the world.     3 Random Favorites: Starbucks Skinny Vanilla Lattes, China Glaze Concrete Catwalk Nail Polish & Ugg boots If you could, what time […]

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An Emerald Evening

  This is where we went out to eat last night. I know, right? How cute is this place? It’s The Emerald Restaurant, a genuine Irish-family-run restaurant out in west Austin. And it is amazing. Aside from the obvious Irish cottage setting, they have lace tablecloths and curtains, fine china in a clover patter, candlelight, and a variety of Irish tunes playing softly – instant romantic atmosphere. This was the second time we’d been. I’d go more often, but it’s definitely on the pricey side, so best for special occasions unless you get lucky and snag the Groupon for it […]

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Friday Favorites: Australia

I know, I know. That’s a bit of a broad topic for a favorite, but bear with me. I did a study abroad there for 6 months during college, and recently a friend made on that trip was in town and it got me thinking and reminiscing and looking through photos. It’s hard to express just how much I LOVED my time over there. Suffice to say I was seriously considering not coming back to the States (obviously, I did). I have never connected so much with a place. Don’t get me wrong, the people are great, too, and laid […]

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