Self-doubt is a calculated monster thriving on subtleties. It's the summation of all of the little, almost forgettable occurrences perhaps glazed over in the moment, only to resurface in totality with every other fleeting thought about not being good enough that had once skipped across your mind. Assurance has to be instilled by the self and only the … Continue reading you are a reflection of the company you keep
It’s 5:30 AM and I’m cleaning up toys. I heard Izzy chirping through the monitor at 4:30 for a bit. She was happy, at least. (Or, to give her due credit, I should say as usual.) But while she did eventually fall back asleep, I did not. Well… I might as well get up and be productive… Izzy has a large playpen, which has … Continue reading this is it?
Last week, as I did my Sunday morning Instagram perusing, I stumbled across this mouth-watering spread: At that moment, I truly understood hardship: being able to see such a beautiful display so close, and yet, tragically, so far away. Luckily, the photo was posted by my sister, who let me in on her and her … Continue reading how to create the perfect brunch spread
Wherever you find yourself this weekend, around the menorah, the Christmas tree, or a bottle of vodka, we here at the LipLiner wish you health, wealth, and happiness. Especially wealth if, like me, you have an unpleasant amount of student loan debt. We'll be back on Tuesday with more to share. Until then, cheers! mary
I know too many amazing women— I could write a book about all of 'em. Recently, I saw a friend get like a billion happy birthday comments, which isn't that crazy, especially when some peeps have a thousand-plus friends. Rather, it was the CONTENT of the posts that got me: So many of this girl's friends gushed about how … Continue reading a toast to the amazing women in our lives
It sounds so corny when I hear someone say how much they love GIVING gifts rather than RECEIVING them. I’m always like, “Liar.” ...Until those times when I find the perfect gift for that special someone at just the right moment in time… Like my favorite gift ever to my husband, Mike, was the t-shirt in this picture. Certainly wasn’t … Continue reading the best gift ever
In case you missed my sappy Facebook post (truly, I'd like to believe that the viewership of this website extends because the confines of Orange County) my youngest sister, Rosemary, turned seventeen yesterday. Though I have two "younger" sisters, I was only old enough to remember Rosemary being born. It's startling to think that I've been … Continue reading being a teenager
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My grandma has lived with my family for as long as I can remember. She actually used to live in the room that is now mine. But during the winter months, she goes to Virginia to visit my family for the holidays. The other day, I was scrolling through Facebook and the most adorable photo … Continue reading my grandma is the best