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While not considered a national holiday, this past Wednesday was still one of my top three favorite holidays. Christmas and Easter vie for first and second place because, you know, Jesus is awesome. And then there’s Valentine’s Day, but that one’s really only in contention because it has the most cheerful color palette of all (and love is pretty cool, too).
But colors alone aren’t enough to win that coveted third spot, especially when a day celebrating our gorgeous planet is in the running. … Continue reading
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I know I’ve been talking an awful lot about this pandemic, and maybe you were even secretly hoping that this week I’d take a short break from it all. (You were, weren’t you?) But I can’t, not quite yet. My head is too busy trying to process multiple thoughts, and for some strange reason, this is where they often come together. There have been so many times that I’ve sat down with only a vague topic in mind, but then once I start to … Continue reading
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At this point, I doubt it will surprise anyone reading that I wasn’t queuing up for hand sanitizer and face masks. While I respect–and am truly sorry–that there are people gravely ill and dying from this coronavirus, I still can’t allow it (or anything else) to force me back into fear. I learned the hard way that panic gets you nowhere but into huge trouble incredibly fast. In fact, is there anything more efficient at obstructing clear thinking and smart action than panic? … Continue reading
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When I was a much younger version of me, I always felt especially privileged around this time of year. Not because we had a whole lot of extra money to spend on extravagant presents (we didn’t). Not because we were celebrating in some grandiose way (we weren’t). And not because we would soon be gifted the latest and trendiest fashions (we wouldn’t). My sense of self was grossly inflated simply because I was lucky enough to be celebrating Christmas early. Days early, sometimes a … Continue reading
Let’s talk sweat.
Maybe you’re one of those lucky people that only sweats during an intense workout. Or maybe you’re like me, and in most life situations–appropriate or not–you sweat a little (a lot). And to save yourself from loads of embarrassment, you’ve got to have a good deodorant (and maybe some armpit pads).
Enter Meow Meow Tweet.
Now, if you’re going to lather your underarms in deodorant once (or twice) a day, it’d better be the best product out there, right? Since conventional deodorants can contain a bunch of unnecessary and harmful ingredients, I needed a deodorant that worked, … Continue reading
Hey guys, nothing wordy from me today (gasp. I know); I’m just stopping by to share a quick recipe. I’ve been meaning to get this one up for a while now, but it took a friendly request to actually get me moving. So here I am with my gluten-free sourdough starter, and I’ll be back again soon with one or two of the bread recipes that I love so much. In the meantime, you can all get those starters going…
- brown rice flour
- clean glass jar
- chlorine-free water
Add ½ cup of brown rice flour … Continue reading
Hello, everyone! Since this is my first post, I thought that I should probably introduce myself. If you’re not into the whole let’s-be-friends thing, feel free to scroll past this unnecessary, although good-natured, introduction.
Anyways, my name’s Riley Mae, and here’s a brief overview of me (know these facts and you pretty much know everything about me).
1. I’m an amateur birder
Species on camera: 60
Latest: red-breasted nuthatch
2. I’m an amateur horticulturist
What? Me, a Latin snob? Never.
3. I’m an amateur artist
My mom likes my stuff.
4. I’m an amateur knitter
I’ve been knitting since I … Continue reading
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So Much Fun
In terms of productivity, I thought 2018 was a really great (and remarkably satisfying) year for me. I set goals and I met goals, just one after another. Sometimes it took me longer than I’d predicted, but if in the end I reached said goal, I never hesitated to crown it a raving success. But as I sit here, just one tiny step into 2019, I can review last year in one of two ways: the first is to see … Continue reading
I would imagine that there are tons of people out there who would argue that the world we currently live in is a safe one. (I used to be one of them.) The foods, the products, the clothing, the cleaners. Completely safe for the humans, for the animals and for the environment. In fact, why would anyone even suspect otherwise? Don’t we have government agencies created specifically to take care of these kinds of details so that we can focus on the more important tasks, like raising kids and following dreams? I’m thinking that even scooping the litter box ranks … Continue reading