vive l’avocat.

as if I needed another reason to love avocados. here’s a bare minimum, crash course on the botanical/plant dyeing trend… now, I firmly believe that crafting is equal parts perseverance & blind luck. so, despite the fact that every tutorial I read was thick with fancy jargon like molecular structure and ph balance, and had a laundry list of…

too broke to go green.

balancing an ethical budget… listen, we live in a society that tokenizes good deeds & healthy habits only to toss them aside a year later for the next big trend, sometimes with a rather villainous exit. consumerism and social media are mostly to blame but we can’t be let off the hook either, with our short…

32 flavors of grace.

word of the year: grace (noun). elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action: a pleasing or attractive quality or endowment: favor or goodwill. mercy; clemency; pardon: moral strength: my year started in a flood of beginnings. not just your typical new year’s resolutions but a divorce, a new job, and a new(ish) relationship…

roadtrips 2.0

three little humans. one week of summer break. and a single mama budget. I am probably insane. but this year we tackled our second east coast road trip as a family. I researched a lot of destinations and finally set my eyes on Cape Cod. New England has always been on my short list of dream…

mama, do my thighs touch?

the first time I questioned the validity of my body, of the space it took up, I was in middle school. a boy told my best friend that she had nice legs. he said not a word to me. I sat back down at my desk watching the way my pale skin spread and covered…

the year of BIG things.

“If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.”     -Kendrick Lamar for the past decade, my name has been the most trivial aspect of my self. trading it instead for mom. or calling sordid acquaintances by it. scribbling it on various paper works. never has it felt my own or done…