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The Road to Happiness is Paved with Avant Garde Footwear

Some of you may remember this post, wherein I profess my undying love for the designs of one Mr. John Fluevog. Well, friends and total strangers, I did it. I done bought me a pair of Fluevogs. And Yea, Verily, They Are Beautiful. The selection was a little overwhelming at first, but then a kind […]

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like a birthday, or a pretty view

Last week, the Ex-Husband got ahold of a Cintiq, which is this amazing monitor thing that you can draw on. And he spent a good amount of time turning photos of his favorite women (his girlfriend,  Emily McDowell; his best friend, Shelby; and me) into portraits in the style of Patrick Nagel, an artist probably best […]

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the kitchen staple you didn’t know you needed. and also pie.

This is my favorite time of year for one reason: food. And one of my favorite foods to make once Los Angeles cools down enough for me to turn on the oven is savory pie. Sounds weird; tastes amazing. The base of said savory pie is something called onion confit, which is just a fancy […]

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the true cost of handmade

I recently did my first craft fair.  And at that craft fair, one woman picked up every one of my hats, tried them on, and made a sort of a noise in the back of her throat indicating disgust. Then she muttered, “I don’t really like these hats” before looking at the price tag for […]

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