It’s Time to Stop Hooking Up with Fear

Fear is an awful companion; one many of us wish we could shake. It can be the life of the party in the beginning – its dangerous and bordering on unhinged behavior can be familiar and explainable – even, comfortable. Then, one day, you’re gripped by fear in the worst way and all you want […]

Need A Little Privacy? My Favorite Outdoor DIY Project

For years I lamented how the neighbors directly behind us (Cletus in particular – read on for the deets) could see onto our patio. Then, in 2014, we got smart and did THIS project: Drop Cloth Privacy Curtains! Now, it’s 2018 and I’m STILL in love with this set-up. I refreshed the drop cloths this […]

It’s Time to Blind Us With Your Light

This post is the latest addition in the What I’ll Tell Sweet E series: It’s Time to Blind Us With Your Light, Baby! Not too long ago, I wrote about proudly being who you were born to be. The extra post! There’s gonna be folks who come and go from your life that will insist […]

How to Decide To Have a Mammogram or Not

Cancer, Cancer, Cancer! ~ Ugh ~ Are you as sick of reading about it as I am? What I mean by that is, I’m ready for better treatment options, better survival stats, and better diagnostics. Let’s look at the mammogram. Even the medical community at large is not in agreement as to how many you […]

Proudly Be Who You Were Born to Be

My entire life I’ve been told I’m a lot. A lot of what? Energy? Yes. A lot of opinion. So much, yep. A lot of sass? ~jazz hands affirmative ~ Today, the word used for the a lot I am is extra. As in: I’m/You so extra. Note to my friends who may feel they […]

Is Life Too Hard? How To Make It Easy(ier)

Is life too hard? Is it comin’ at ya with windmill arms, beating you down with every flailing turn? We’ve all been there, baby. There’s gotta be a secret to this life thing, right? How do you make the hard easy when you have no flippin’ idea what you’re doing? Hang on – I’m going […]

What NOT To Do When Life is Hard

What NOT to do when life is hard – when life sucks? I’ll cut to the chase: Don’t Jump! When life offers us the expanse of open roads and ice cream stands, it’s easy to be optimistic. Everyone loves those days. When life offers us the hardness of anything – the suckiness that no one […]

Do You Know Melanoma Skin Cancer is on the Rise?

Summertime is spending more time in the sun time – and how we look forward to that warmth all year long. With more time spent in the sun, there’s also an increased risk of melanoma skin cancer. It’s time to check yourself. DO IT! Melanoma is on the rise. This is a scary cancer (aren’t […]

My How To Get Things Done Formula

Life can be a stinkin’ trouble maker – always in the way and forcing change in the worst ways. BOOOOOOOOO! Hang on, my babies. I have a plan – a formula – to help. The thing is, you have to ask yourself one thing: how bad to you want it? (“it” being whatever you’re chasing) […]

Have You Made Friends with Death?

Let’s talk death, more specifically making new friends – with Death. Don’t leave! I promise this isn’t as weird or creepy as it sounds. #pinkyswear A bit of backstory for any new readers: I’ve cheated death at least three times in my life.* (see bottom of post) Death defiers, in order: 1: As a new […]