Category Archives: miscellany

Favorites: December 2015

Happy Santa Lucia Day! It’s the season of bittersweet for me, as I adopted this holiday when my buddy was a baby, and this is the last year he’ll be at home for the celebrations. A reminder that time churns along, and the best you can do is be present and enjoy the now. (Said […]

Transitions and New Beginnings

Eight years ago today, I started a blog. “Midwest Musings” was oh-so-personal as I wrote about my obsessions, observations, and irritations du jour. Later, as I found my voice, I wrote at “The Speckled Egg” about my enthusiasm for stationery and fashion. For a while, I was posting multiple stories daily as inspiration was seemingly […]

Press: simple + pretty at tada! shop

I’m so pleased to have been asked to participate in tada! shop’s guest editor series: their product selection is top-notch. You can see my picks (and shopping list) here. screen shot from | thanks, holly, for the opportunity!

Tag Sale Updates

Hello! Despite the sheer lunacy of taking on this task during the holidays, I’m in the throes of cleaning stuff out: selling, giving away, and occasionally, throwing away. I’ve added a couple of new pieces to my tag sale … if you’re looking for jewelry, handbags, cashmere or shoes, please take a moment to check […]

What’s a Vampire to do?

I was in a bit of crazy panic last night.  Let me take you back …. On Sunday, I was at Target, happily shopping away, when I noticed that my summer lotion, Lubriderm SPF 15, was no longer stocked.  Hmmmm, I thought, this means I’ll have to add it to my Walgreen’s-only shopping list, since […]