TWW and MB

It’s exciting and exhilarating to think that I’m growing a tiny human.  For many women it’s not easy getting here. Let’s talk about the most agonizing thing about conception.

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The secret is out and times are a-changin’!

Whilst we all know I am a little slow on blog posting, a 3 month hiatus seems a bit much!  Well it’s for a great reason: I’m so happy to share that we are expecting a little girl in January!

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How Lovely to be a Woman…

As a blogger, a writer, a wife, a wedding officiant, a singer, a concierge, a crocheter, a friend, an aunt, a daughter, or whatever you want to call me, I am something different to every person I meet and know.  I wear many different hats. One hat I happily wear is my woman’s hat with all the pleasures and pains that go with it.  Continue reading

Truly Outrageous

I grew up in the 80s and 90s.  I consider myself a part of the Oregon Trails generation rather than a Millennial even though by definition I fit in that grouping. I danced in my living room to cassette tapes, played dress up and Barbies, and watched TGIF.  When I look back at the things I loved and enjoyed before technology, it was a truly pure existence I led, the age of my youth and innocence.  In that world of Barbies, Care Bears, Full House, She-Ra, Pound Puppies, Hugga Bunch, Cabbage Patch Dolls, My Little Pony, Fashion Plates, Muppet Babies, Popples, Cricket and Corky, and Adventures in Pooh Corner, I’d break out my Fisher Price Tape Recorder and pretend that I was the best of them all, the rock star with the pink hair.  Continue reading

And the World Goes Round….

“Somebody loses and somebody wins
And one day it’s kicks, then it’s kicks in the shins
But the planet spins, and the world goes ’round-
But the world goes ’round
But the world goes ’round

Sometimes your dreams get broken in pieces
But that doesn’t matter at all
Take it from me, there’s still gonna be
A summer, a winter, a spring and a fall.”

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Happy Life Day to Me!

Yesterday was my birthday. Usually I’m a chronic sufferer on the day of my birth, often opting for hiding under the covers instead of celebrating.  This year I spent it in cozy in my bed, binge watching Grey’s Anatomy and enjoying my favorite chicken salad on a bagel, and it was more of a celebration than I’ve given myself in years.  Continue reading

2016: In search of Joy

Every year on December 31st and the days leading up to it. so many of us adopt new mantras we are determined to follow. New Year, New You.  It’s amazing how many times you see it on social media: lose weight, find bliss, go on vacation, find a husband, lose negativity, find, lose, go, find, lose… What are we really searching for? Continue reading

I’ll take Comfort and Joy, please!


Happy friggin’ Holidays!  Joyous Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, etc. etc!  I’ll say them all to cover everyone I can think of. The made up war on Christmas has not dampened my Christmas spirit.  I have been super duper down in the dumps lately.  If you want to know why, read Trying Out the Roller Coaster to get the gist.  It’s intense, but it chronicles the ridiculous pattern that is my life on a daily basis.  Not much goes my way these days but this holiday season?  Oh, I’m taking back my holiday comfort and joy! Continue reading

Etsy Bitsy Steps

Hello, winter.  Whoever is not ready for winter, raise their hand!!!!!!


Winter is a time for cozy blankets, hot chocolate, and the fabulous holiday season.  That’s my Positive Polly side talking.  Negative Nancy side says it’s a time for multiple layers of clothing, heavy coats, freezing fingers, and snow. I’m sticking with Positive Polly to get myself out of my former funk and into the holiday spirit and my new business!

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