Why I Say ‘Merry Christmas’ to Strangers

  This time of year I see a lot of friendly debate about whether or not to say “Merry Christmas” to people you don’t know well. What surprises me most is these discussions are largely generated between my Christian friends. Some choose to go...

Shopping With a Purpose

Yeah, I know. Sounds like a silly title. If you’re purchasing a gift for someone, you already have a purpose, right? Today I’m thinking beyond the purpose of finding a gift someone will like enough not to return. That the act of buying a great item in...

Dressember is Here!

  Last month I learned about this amazing movement that has grown out of a fashion challenge Blythe Hill began four years ago. Basically, Dressember is a month of wearing a dress every day. This year, however, it isn’t just about stretching your creativity...

An Atypical Thanksgiving Post

November is a popular month for “blessing a day” and “I’m thankful for” statuses for obvious reasons. While I’m thankful for many things, and post about them often, I thought I’d take a slightly different road this Thanksgiving. Perhaps it’s the non-conformist in me....

21 Reasons I’m the Luckiest Girl on the Planet

On this 21st day of November, 21 years ago, my sweet man and I took the plunge into the wedded world. Don’t we look cute up there all sparkly eyed and smooth skinned? I wanted to come up with something unique to mark the whole “21 on 21” occasion....