Mug shot

This is a post about mugs. Yes, you read that correctly. More accurately, I guess, this is a story about mugs. I've recently published some heavy stuff on here, and though I always like to share the parts of life that are hardest (about "what hurts" as my main main Hemingway has advised)-- --and sometimes I simply post because I am fortunate ...

Blog it Forward

You may have noticed that over there to the right of this post you're reading, yes, right there, under the links to my TV appearances and the button to subscribe, there is a new badge, and one that I am so honored for Mommy, Ever After to wear. I am now part of the Wayfair Homemakers program. ...

Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve. Right now, I am celebrating by typing in my office (read: bed. It is so warm and cozy in here! I have THIS on my lap!) and listening to the three people whom I love the most as they play downstairs. They are playing Yo Gabba Gabba and something called Bunchems and beautiful, blessed music. I ...

The Holiday Highs and Lows

I feel so blessed to start off this week with a most beautiful and timely Together, Ever After, written by a most beautiful and brave woman. Though we have yet to meet in person, I know that she is a kindred spirit, and I am so glad to have found her. Without further ado, here is Together, Ever ...

Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home

I have to say, I am thoroughly enjoying being both a Birchbox #Birchblogger and part of the #BirchboxBookClub. I love making videos each month and have been having tons of fun with my YouTube Channel. I keep threatening my songwriting partner that I am going to post some of our raw footage. Speaking of songwriting, if you follow ...

“Are my lips purple?”

So, in an effort to avoid hammering it over your head, I think I've made it pretty clear that I have been determined to do the holidays right this year. Last year=THE WORST This year=cheery, cozy, chocolatey, chummy, cocoa-y, Christmasy, Chinese food-y, cookie party-y, etc. I have a whole Christmas Story (not to be confused with A Christmas Story, mostly due ...

Let us celebrate.

This morning, I woke up to a pleasant surprise. I got an email from an old high school friend-- Well, really, if I am being honest, she is an old high school friend of my husband's; to me, she was just this incredibly beautiful and cool Senior whom I looked at and admired from afar. Come ...