Feeling Fashionable and Out of Place in Fishnets

The last time I remember wearing fishnets, they were part of a sexy nurse costume I wore for Halloween when I was 21. To be honest, I assumed that’s where fishnets would live for me in my adult life: Halloween, and Halloween alone. And then they came back in style. Fishnets under distressed jeans. Fishnets with shorts. Hell, fishnet long-sleeved shirts came … Keep reading…

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Mo Eggs, Mo Problems: Inside Our Infertility Experience

Ah, infertility. I certainly wish that wasn’t a common word in my vocabulary, but here we are. Since I opened up about my fertility struggles, you – strangers, readers, followers – have been so supportive. Your kindness has been a great relief and sense of strength. Since I am so open about the topic, some of you have sent in questions. (Which, … Keep reading…

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Trying Five Face Products: Reviews of Lancôme, Bobbi Brown, and Thrive Causemetics Makeup

Thanks to some new makeup finds, I have been having more good skin days than bad. And thanks to a few others I’ve tried, you can save some money on total flops. Keep reading to see what’s working and what’s not. Lancôme Prep & Matte Primer Good skin days are rare during fertility treatment, but this glue-like primer makes my full-coverage foundation … Keep reading…

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Adding Our Annuals: My Favorite Full-Sun Flowers

Ah, the ever popular full-sun garden. When we bought our first house, family members kept raving about the fantastic planting opportunities of our front yard. With practically no shade at all, they explained, we could grow the very best plants! Instead of a prospering garden, season after season I ended up with burnt flowers that couldn’t handle the heat. Finally, after a … Keep reading…

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