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** This is a story I published in April 2012, shortly after my Grammy died from a battle with lung cancer. At that time, I was preparing to take my students to sing in New York City. As we prepare for that trip again, she is in the forefront of my heart. How I miss… Continue reading Wisdom From My Grandparents (And Why Saving Old School Papers Can Be Important)
Warning: This post contains material that can be uncomfortable for some readers. Periods. Panties. Reality. Reader discretion is advised. (Rolls eyes and continues to type.) If you stick with me, I have a referral discount at the end. I am a girl. I have a period. In fact, I have been having a period every… Continue reading Trying New Stuff: Period Panties
One of my favorite parts of my day is having lunch in the school library. Not only do I get to catch up with one of my closest friends, who happens to be the librarian, but I get to be surrounded by hundreds of wonderful stories. I love that I can take first dibs on… Continue reading Body Positive Book Review: There’s Something About Sweetie
Dear January, I hate you. I don’t mean like a little tiny bit of dislike or annoyance. I mean, you are the absolute worst thing that happens every year. I am SO ready for you to slither back into the cave from whence you came and hibernate for... say...forever? You come sneaking around every year… Continue reading Dear January
Sometimes life is just heavy... I wish that I could always write from a place of positivity and joy. Sometimes my brain just won’t let me go there, though. Today is one of those days. Unfortunately, life isn’t always full of fashion, food, and fun. Sometimes... well, sometimes life is just... hard. Today I have… Continue reading Don’t Wait
I've said it before, I love getting things in the mail! No, not junk mail or bills... those make me sad. I enjoy getting mail that is addressed with love to me. It's so exciting to open up a piece of correspondence that contains a sweet surprise, pretty paper goods, or a kind note of… Continue reading Subscription Box Love: Blooming With Joy Tea