How To Start Your Own Blog

How To Start Your Own Blog

Am I qualified to write a post about how to start your own blog? Probably not. I haven’t been doing this for ten or fifteen years like a lot of people, but it has been a little while now, and I’ve had a couple inquiries from people who want to write themselves, so maybe there will be something helpful in here for you. First, what do you want to say, and to whom? If you want to write a blog,…

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Questions to Which I May Never Have Answers

Questions to Which I May Never Have Answers

One. Why is it that seeing people sit on surfaces not meant for sitting on is endearing? Eating cereal while sitting cross legged on the kitchen floor, perching on top of the piano to chat with someone, lying on the hood of a car to star-gaze… Is it just me? Two. Why are octopuses such a trend right now? Creepy, smushy things, I can’t imagine decorating my home with them. Shudder. Three. How does Princess Kate do everything in those four inch heels? Does…

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Welcome to the World

Welcome to the World

I just wanted to say, welcome to the world, Caspian Wilder. You make me so happy to be a tia again, and in a few short hours, you have successfully and completely wrapped me around your teeny tiny finger. I quite forget between nieces and nephews just how soft and delightfully good-smelling and precious they are! I’m so happy Raphael and Rosie added you to our family, and I can’t wait to get to know you and your little dimples better.

5 Unhelpful Things People Say to Older Single Girls

5 Unhelpful Things People Say to Older Single Girls

Why isn’t a great girl like you married? Somebody please enlighten me to what on earth a person should reply to this comment, because I’ve never been able to figure it out. What is she supposed to say, “I’m just too intimidating and awesome for any man to handle?” Can we just acknowledge what an awkward position it puts the questionee in? Anything referencing being an old maid. “Old Maid” is a dirty term, conjuring up images of knitting needles…

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Month of Makeup, An Experiment

Month of Makeup, An Experiment

I am not a high maintenance girl. In fact, you could say I veer in the opposite direction. Getting ready for work usually takes me fifteen minutes, max. If you know me and you’re the kind of person who does take time to pretty up regularly, then you’re probably thinking of my blemished face and frizzy hair and secretly nodding to yourself, “You know that’s right!” It’s not that I don’t like glamming up, it’s just that, to quote the honorable…

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Savannah Part 2, The Riverfront and Parks, and Tips for Your Trip

Savannah Part 2, The Riverfront and Parks, and Tips for Your Trip

When you talk about Savannah or Charleston, people tend to have strong preferences for one or the other, although the cities are somewhat similar. Although I loved Charleston like french fries, I think Savannah takes the cake in my opinion, largely because of the diversity available. It feels like several cities in one, which makes touring it twice as fun. The Parks I mentioned all the squares of green dotting the city in my last post, and while they’re amazing,…

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Savannah Part 1, or, Baby Taco Baby

Savannah Part 1, or, Baby Taco Baby

“Write about Savannah,” says my brain. “It’ll be fun!’ says my brain. But I try and try, and I just can’t put into words the glow of the weekend, because I am not an L. M. Montgomery who can wend words into a description that makes a simple cherry tree sound like the most glorious thing you’ve ever seen. So please forgive me if the post and pictures seem inglorious, and believe me when I say that you absolutely should visit…

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Let’s Chat

Let’s Chat

There are days when inspiration just spills out of my brain, and witty and engaging posts practically write themselves, complete with illustrations. I love those days, and sometimes I’ll write several posts at once and schedule them for the following weeks. And then there are weeks like this one. I think and I think, and sentences refuse to form in my head. My imagination is a desolate desert, all wit flees, inspiration dries up, and I sit like a lump…

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Five Easy Ways To Make Friends on Social Media

Five Easy Ways To Make Friends on Social Media

Everyone loves to hate on social media, and while I definitely understand the negative aspects, I also think it is a really wonderful way to get to be friends with people you would never have met otherwise. Online etiquette is a tricky thing however and not something that is taught in school, so I wanted to share with you all some tips for the easiest ways to make friends online. 1. Politics. Politics is what bwings us togewah today. Discuss your…

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Day 28: Living With Roommates

Day 28: Living With Roommates

Living with a roommate is taking a real chance. One one hand, you save loads of money as opposed to living alone, but on the other, having the wrong roommate could make your life miserable. There are plenty of horror stories floating around the internet of terrible roommates- people who steal your food and clog the shower drain and watch you when you sleep. And then there’s the second kind of roommate- someone with whom you live merely to save…

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Day 27: Taco Bars

Day 27: Taco Bars

Guys, I want to talk to you about something very important today. Some of you may have a taco-shaped hole in your heart, and I want to tell you how you can fill that from the comfort of your own home, because that’s how much I love you. We’ve talked about tacos before, well, more than once to be honest. But in the bustle of life, it’s easy to forget things, and I just want to be sure you haven’t…

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Day 26: Imagination

Day 26: Imagination

Perhaps I have an overactive imagination. Probably no proper and mature adult should make up as many stories as I do, but let me tell you, a little imagination makes life so colorful! I love taking walks and inventing characters to live in all the houses I pass, or making up elaborate fairy tales on the spot for the kiddos (which sometimes backfires when they want to hear them retold and I can’t remember), or as I told you earlier…

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