… An Unexpected Love Story

I was embarrassed to tell anyone this until today. Crazy! Right? Though we live in a progressive society, it sometimes feel as if the "non-judgment" rule is only applicable to certain lifestyles. And let's face it, marrying young and soon is not one of them.  I was 22 years old, a very-recent college graduate, focused, …

Cute and Classy Jewelry Pieces for Under $10

Hi ladies, Have you ever had a shopping list long enough to wrap around your neck but not enough cash to play fake monopoly? Don't worry.  That's what sales are for! Speaking of sales... This pearl bracelet with cute little rhinestones has already become my favorite piece of jewelry. Regular price $12. Clearance $6. In…

It’s My Body: I Can Do What I Want With It

"It's my body and I can do what I want with it." I can't count the number of times I have heard or read this statement -- especially on social media. There are various organizations and movements that promote this belief. They tell us, especially women, that our bodies are our own and we can…

A Letter to My Eldest Sister

Dear darling: The intent of this letter is to express my gratitude to you, with hopes to encourage you, as you celebrate your 18th birthday for the second time. "Happy Birthday, Deri.  Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday!" I woke up, this morning, with you on my mind -- excited for your new chapter. Thankful…