Tis the season to gift quirky

Plenty of companies¬†have decided not to open on Black Friday (and a tip of the hat to them for it) but whether you’re shopping the day after Thanksgiving or just some random Tuesday in December, I find actual brick-and-mortar stores to be unbearable around the holidays. Luckily, there’s a way you can avoid those stores…

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The lost art of the letter

There is something inherently magical about a letter. It’s tactile communication – paper touched by the hand of another, tucked into an envelope that traps their air inside and transports it to you. I find it fascinating, and even slightly romantic, that we still lick envelopes to seal them shut. In a sense, peeling a…

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Of mice and men

I had a wonderful plan worked out to keep me writing on this wonderful blog. I also made a promise to myself that I would only use this space to talk about uplifting things (with exception for the occasional amusing rant) because I don’t want to unleash my negative thoughts on you. Over the past…

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Polyvore

I was browsing around on the L’oreal website trying to get makeup ideas for a wedding I’m attending on Sunday. On their main page was an ad for a contest through Polyvore, a site where you can assemble collections of items you love and share them with others. It only took about two minutes of…

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An Autumn Affirmation

Admiring the light on the trees in the early evening a passing breeze caressed my cheek. As I looked up to face the cool embrace one yellow leaf rode the wind to fall at my fingers along the splintered wooden rail. In that brief moment I felt connected to everything. I felt an energy radiating…

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