Find me elsewhere
- Things to do in Oregon with kids: camping on the Rogue River
- Leveling up
- Things to do in Oregon with kids: Crescent Lake
- Like the ducks
- Ruffed grouse, says Google
- Solo parenting lemonade
- A shirt, a music player, some songs: small things that make a difference
- Polar waters
- My life with Dylan, from 7:30 AM until 3:30 PM
- Good days
- Then there was soccer
- Riding styles
- Magnolia Workshop testimonial (or, why I no longer automatically make an elaborate gagging pantomine at the term “life coach”)
- How road trips have changed
- Happy Family video shoot (OF TERROR!)
Sometimes my skin feels like a repository for a thousand embarrassing secrets. Here’s one I haven’t shared before.
(20+ years ago. Homemade tattoo needle. Guy named “Raven.” Oh my god, I KNOW.)
(Laser removal, someday.)
Poof! Every cringey truth is a new set of wings.
Stuff I Like:
The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
I almost didn't want to read this because I knew it was going to be weepy. So, so, so, so glad I did. It broke my heart and packed it full.
Benefit's They're Real! mascara
Totally updating my previous Blinc recommendation, because this mascara is the shit. Big crazylong lashes in one swoop. (Still: Blinc does go on better, and doesn't smear. It's just that Benefit's results are so much more dramatic.)
Broken Harbor, by Tana French
I've read all her books and I'm pretty sure this is my favorite. Haunting and fast-paced and all sorts of messed up.
Bix Sexy Hair
I don't know if I actually get BIG SEXY HAIR when I use this, but I do get a noticeable difference in volume and manageability. Great for adding some oomph to your roots.
BeneFit Stay Don't Stray
This is, I guess, a sort of primer for concealer, and it's aMAAAAzing. When I use it with my undereye concealer, I have zero creases and much better coverage. Also, this wee mini size lasts for-flipping-ever.
Tiny Beautiful Things, by Cheryl Strayed
Hands down the best thing I've read in a long, long, long time. Maybe years. Maybe ever.
Oribe Heat Styling Spray
Fantastic product that you use before you curl/flatiron for supershiny hold. I have no idea how it works, but it goes on really really sticky -- like almost waxy -- and then the heat tool makes your hair feel soft. (I curl, then finger-comb.)
Dead Inside: Do Not Enter
You know the addictive awesomeness of Found, and the haunting freakiness of thinking about a zombie apocalypse? Put those hands together, as Joey from Friends would say.
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