Frippery, Flounces, and Foofaraw


And the winner is.... Becca with comment number 14! Congratulations, Becca, and thanks everyone for entering! Here's the thing. I'm a girly-girl. I love pretty things, I love sparkly things, I love ruffles and pink and blue and lace with as much enthusiasm as any 6 year old girl in the middle of her princess phase. However, I'm neither as delicate nor as cute as a princess-dress-clad urchin, and the thought of wearing what I love looking at? Anyone who knows me breaks out in laughter at the thought. That hasn't stopped them, though, from snatching up ruffle scarves as fast … [Read more...]

When I was your age…


Believe it or not, that's a phrase that seldom, if ever, crosses my lips. I had an...interesting...childhood. Not as bad as some, not as good as others. I've done the work that needed to be done to gain perspective - not to say that I don't get triggered every now and then, but mostly, I'm at peace with my past. When I realize that I carry no responsibility for things done to me as a child, that I'm only required to carry the burden of the choices my grown-up self makes, it makes most of my young life fade into irrelevance. After all, as an adult, I've sought help. I'm choosing healthier … [Read more...]

Knit Pray Love


A friend of mine linked me to this page on the CURE site: Thanks for joining K-LOVE + CURE to show love to children and families in Afghanistan and throughout CURE’s network of hospitals by knitting. From their About: CURE's mission is to bring 100% physical and spiritual healing to these children. CURE is a non-profit organization that operates hospitals and programs in 20 countries around the world where patients experience the life-changing message of God's love for them, receiving surgical treatment regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, or ability to pay. Now … [Read more...]