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Tiny Beautiful Things: Quotes from Dear Sugar

For the last few weeks, I have been listening to the audiobook of "Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar" - a compilation of columns from Dear Sugar, a recurring online advice column on and the once-secret alias of Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild). Here are a few of my favorite quotes. Read More! [...]
Musings, Nerdy Stuff

Saturn Returns

Today I am exactly 29.5 years old. Aka the day that Saturn Returns for me. In astrology, the concept of the Saturn Return is based on the idea that every 29.5 years, Saturn Returns to the place in the sky where it was when you were born. According to this theory, Saturn brings with it major changes to your life between the ages of 28-31, 56-60, and 84-90 (if you're lucky enough to have Saturn return a third time). The first Saturn Return serves as a wake-up call, when you feel grown-up and tend to make major life decisions. Read More! [...]

Engaged! My Houston Engagement Adventure

You may have seen our Star Trek-themed announcement on Facebook… We’re engaged! My FIANCÉ (doesn’t that just feel good?) popped the question just over 2 weeks ago (2 weeks that have been a bit crazy, by the way). He proposed at the Houston Zoo, and then surprised me with a day of visiting our favorite places in Houston. It was absolutely perfect – not to mention a total surprise, Read More! [...]
Musings, Pop Culture

Adventures in Beanie Baby Collecting

A friend recently posted this article on a book called "The Beanie Baby Handbook" - a book published in 1998 on the ins and outs of Beanie Baby collecting - and what a great investment Beanie Baby collecting is (was). The book shows the estimated value of Beanie Babies in 1998 and what the value will be in the future - way out in 2008. For instance, the book estimates that Stripes the Tiger will be valued at $1,000 by 2008. (If anyone is selling these anywhere close to that, please let me know!) Read More! [...]

Cat Lady Fashion Shopping List

I love when I can show off my cat lady-ness in a fashionable way. Below are some items on my Cat Lady Fashion Shopping List this week! Lots of goodies from around the web! Read More! [...]

Product Review: Anastasia Hair Makeup – Temporary Hair Color Looks Awesome but Can Get Messy

As a frequent hair dye-er who is always looking for something new, when I first saw the concept of "Hair Makeup" (temporary hair color that goes on and off just like makeup) in a fashion magazine, I knew I had to try it. This week, I saw some in a store for the first time and picked up Anastasia Hair Makeup temporary hair color from Ulta for $12. I had a lot of questions/doubts when I first tried it, so I thought I would share my experience. Read More! [...]
Food, Musings

50 Points

I got the news right after my 25th birthday that I have high cholesterol. News which was accompanied by an ultimatum from the doctor: if it doesn't come down, we'll have to talk about medication. Not something I want. Today, three months later, I have lost 12 pounds and my cholesterol is down almost 50 points. I even bought a bridesmaid dress this weekend that was two sizes smaller than I was wearing before. It's been a good day. Read More! [...]