Honesty.

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(Warning: discussion of disordered eating in this post.) It’s said by many professionals that eating disorders thrive on secrecy. So, it’s in my best interest to be honest. I’m a binge eater.

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Stuff and things!

Holy crap.  I feel like I haven’t stopped in the past few weeks. So, here’s some updates: For my 40th – yes, 40th – birthday, I told Doug I wanted to do an escape room at Clue Carre down in New Orleans with some of our friends.  I originally picked the Secret Agent room, but they were discontinuing that theme before we could get out there.  So we went with the Vampire Hunter room (if you know me, you’re probably rolling your eyes and saying “of course she did” because you know my affection for bloodsucking denizens of the night).  We escaped with just six minutes to spare – and apparently that’s pretty good!  Afterwards, we walked one block over to Singha – my favorite Thai place EVER – and all had dinner.  It was a good night. A post shared by Clue Carré Escape Game (@cluecarre) on Feb 11, 2017 […]

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Photography: New Orleans Museum of Art and FERRARIS.

This past Saturday, Mom and I spent the day at the New Orleans Museum of Art to see their latest exhibition, “A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s”.  Not only that, but the museum played host to New Orleans first “Concorso d’ Eleganza”, in which Ferrari owners displayed their vehicles!  I took a TON of pictures, too.  What can I say, I love art AND cars!  🙂

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I am a feminist.

Image by Liliana Segura - @lilianasegura

Image by Liliana Segura – @lilianasegura I’ve been a feminist since I was a little girl. Since I watched my mom do everything she could to keep food on the table and keep a roof over mine and my brother’s head. Since Mom told me to ALWAYS have my own money, even when married, and to never allow anyone to take away my money that I made at MY job. Since I learned that having a boyfriend wasn’t the end-all, be-all thing in the world. Since I learned that I could be just as badass in low cut shirts and skirts as I could in combat boots and jeans. Since I learned that sometimes when I got in a difficult situation that there was only one choice for me based on what was happening at the time. Since I learned that I COULD live on my own. Since I learned […]

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No resolutions!

So it’s a new year.  And, as always, everyone is all over the place posting their resolutions and plans and goals for 2017. The thing is, I’m really hesitant to call what I want to do this year “resolutions”. I’ll be 100% honest – my willpower is poo. (I would not make a good Green Lantern.) I’m resolved as long as they’re not inconvenient. As soon as those plans start messing with my time or money, I drop them like a hot potato. I really think I’d do better with setting short-term goals for myself. Instead of “I’m gonna do ALL THIS STUFF by the end of 2017!”, let’s try, “I want to do this one thing today.” Like today, I told myself I was going to drink at least 2 full glasses of water while I was at work, and I did. Woo hoo! Good job, me! Haha. Tomorrow: […]

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GTFO 2016.

2016 is drawing to a close in just a couple of days. THANK THE BABY JEBUS. Everyone’s been saying that all over FB and such for the past few days. Between the deaths of some well-loved figures and the election (UGHHHHHHHHH), we all are keenly aware of the depths of SUCK that this year has dragged us into. On a personal note, 2016 has been a year of ups and downs for Doug and I. I feel incredibly lucky to end it on a high note, but I’m still breathing a sigh of relief that it is over. I’m looking forward to spending New Year’s Eve with friends and all of us collectively putting our boots in 2016’s rear end. As for things I want to do in 2017…well, that’s a separate post.  You’ll probably see it by the end of the week.  Or the beginning of the next one. […]

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My circled catalog!

Did you ever circle what you wanted in a catalog in hopes that your mom would get it for you? My mom always used to get the JCPenney catalog before Christmas and we would circle the toys that we wanted so she would have an idea of what to get us for Christmas. I guess these days kids just send their parents their Amazon wish lists? (No joke, I do love the Amazon wishlist though. It takes all the struggle out of buying stuff for growing kids whose tastes change every year.) This is what I’m circling in my online catalog. Here’s what’s on my fashion wishlist for the end of 2016: Trashy Diva – Ashley in Wine Dots TD re-released an old fan favorite print this week, Wine Dots. This print was originally released in a silk fabric, but they brought it back in their stretch rayon, which has […]

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