Single Girl

A Scorpion In My Bed

That is not a metaphor. At least not one that I’m trying to make. A few weeks ago, I was in bed reading with my dog happily chewing a bone by my side when I caught sight of something crawling over my blankets out of the corner of my eye. That something was a scorpion. A scorpion in my bed.…

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Solo Travel: Scottsdale

I’ve been talking about taking a solo vacation for a very long time and guess what? I finally did it! The weekend definitely had a few awkward moments (trying to take a selfie at the top of a scenic overlook and eating alone at a hip and happenin’ restaurant top that list) and sometimes you wish you had someone with…

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Fashion, Single Girl, This & That

Valentine’s Day Cards

I love Valentine’s day. I love the pink and the red and the chocolate and the flowers and the mailing of mushy love notes — though I do prefer mushy love notes of the dirty/snarky/cutesy /mildly inappropriate variety. Such as these Valentine’s Day cards… 1. Back Alley Hooker $5 2. I Don’t Like Anyone… 6 for $16 3. For My…

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Single Girl, This & That

Valentine Swap 2014 #vdayswap

Welcome to the 3rd annual Valentine Swap! Whether you’re looking for a Valentine or have them lined up around the block, this goody swap is for you. We doubled in size last year and had some lovely ladies from all over the country send trinkets and treats to their long distance lovers. Below are the basic guidelines — everything ran…

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New Year’s Eve Essentials

If I’m an introvert on a regular night, I’m a straight up recluse on New Year’s Eve. I don’t see any need to go out when I can celebrate at home. In my pajamas. With cheap champagne and stinky cheese. Yup. That about sums up my New Year’s Eve plans. But just because I’m staying home doesn’t mean I can’t…

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Big Screen, House & Home, Pretty, Single Girl

Saturday Night In

It’s no secret that I’m a homebody. I regularly Irish goodbye and as a general rule don’t believe in wearing anything besides pajamas while at home. My beside is full of books to be read and I drink hot tea several times a day. So it’s not surprisingly that things took a decidedly Miss Havisham turn when I was thinking…

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This isn’t a pity party.

I don’t know who the guy is in the corner of my photo, but I’ll take him. I’m lonely. I’ve been divorced for two years today (which is a complete coincidence and hopefully a sign that the universe has big plans) and I’ve been on one date. One completely awkward lunch date that made me look forward to going back…

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Fashion, Pretty, Single Girl

What to wear to Barre

I (very) recently started taking Pure Barre classes. It’s a mix of ballet, Pilates, and cardio and it is intense. I’ve never moved so little and sweat so much in my life. But after just a few weeks I’m getting better and seeing results. The women can be a little judgy (though I would like to know where and how…

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Crushes

I’m probably too old to have celebrity crushes, but I’ve decided it’s acceptable since most of my crushes are a bit more…mature (but nonetheless embarrassing). Which is something I’ve had to come to grips with because in my head I’m still 22 (and thin). The farther you get from the 22-year-old you picture yourself to be, the harder is it…

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Solo Vacationing

I’ve been thinking about taking a solo vacation for a while now and it’s come up again since I’ve been reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Not that I’d do anything that…uncivilized, mind you. I’m thinking a few days somewhere with some sights to see and a boutique hotel with a nice pool and room service. I’ve traveled quite a bit…

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