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Things I’ve lost since I got my concussion

By on Jan 28, 2014 in Life

My phone (found!) My Brooklyn Industries purple sweater jacket Pair of skinny jeans My keys with gym pass and citibike key (found!) My book ON mild traumatic brain injury

Blend: Life lessons from make-up

By on Mar 17, 2012 in Life

I have a lot of trouble finding make-up that’s the right color for my skin. Most light make-up has a pink base or sometimes yellow. My skin is pale and golden. After one of the drug store brands discontinued the only light gold foundation I’ve ever seen and I went through a bad skin phase, I decided to up my game and started using Mac make-up. The first time I went to the now-defunct Mac store in Soho, the women who made me over gave me a yellow toned foundation and powder (NC). It looked Ok but always seemed a bit light and not quite right. When I ran out of make-up, I went back and the dude who was helping me switched me to pink toned (NW). Again, there as always something a bit off. Then it occurred to me: BLEND. There was a real life lesson in this frivolous moment — stop trying to force things to fit you and create the thing/life you want. One of my favorite...

Sets of stocking stuffers killing it at $3

By on Dec 9, 2011 in Life

We’ve begun a Christmas Challenge in our family: buy everyone and the dogs a gift for $3 or less. Make it useful. Make it personal. Last year, I went all etsy on it. My cousin went to pawn shops. My husband (i.e. me) checked out ModCloth and UnCommon Goods. In my second list (here is the first), I use sets of stuff to get to the under $3 mark.

Useful, unqiue, and fun! stucking stuffers for under $3

By on Dec 2, 2011 in Life

We’ve begun a Christmas Challenge in our family: buy everyone and the dogs a gift for $3 or less. Make it useful. Make it personal. Last year, I went all etsy on it. My cousin went to pawn shops. My husband (i.e. me) checked out ModCloth and UnCommon Goods. This year, I’ve started making idea boards using etsy’s treasure lists. Here is my first stab:

Offbeat Empire weekend redux

By on Oct 14, 2011 in Life

Last weekend I went to Seattle for GeekGirlCon, but mostly to hang out in real life with the GAHMAZING ladies of the Offbeat Empire. It was a quick trip — Friday to Sunday and I am heading to Boston this weekend for the Wakanday conference, so I am too tired for a full redux. Instead I am going to point you to awesome posts and photos of the weekend. The two of you that read this blog will love it! The low-down from Offbeat Bride including a badass video. Post Mortem from the Offbeat Empress, Ariel. Photos from the AMAZING photographer with the unfortunate name, Jonas Seaman. Photos from Coco, ex-Offbeat Bride intern and BFF of Offbeat Bride managing editor Megan. Photos from Offbeat Mama managing editor, Stephanie. Redux from the super amazing event planner,...

Updated site coming soon …

By on Jan 31, 2011 in Life

I finally moved off blogger and combined my music and personal/politics blogs. I’m going to attempt to be better about posting as well — much of this is inspired by interning at Offbeat Bride. Stayed tuned for a nicer redesign and other updates …