Last year was a seriously big year for my family. We had not one; not two; but three weddings (including my own). The first of these was my little sister’s, last May. I would not hear of anyone else throwing her bridal shower–I felt very strongly that I needed to throw it myself. My original plan had been to co-host the shower with our cousin-cum-sister Krissy, and to make it a very festive, shamelessly ladylike tea in the charming garden of my mother’s new house. But though the weather was perfectly springy and sunny all week on the day of…
“Cupid, draw back your bow! And let your arrow go-ohhhh! Straight to my lover’s heart for me, for me-eeeee-eee!” Erhem. Pardon me. I never can resist an opportunity to belt out Sam Cooke, especially when the day calls for a soundtrack that name-checks that chubby little archery-happy cherub who gets his kicks from knocking poor souls stupid with lurve. Now
For some time now, I’ve been hearing about the virtues of going non-toxic and homemade when it comes to cleaners for one’s home. I already use baking soda and many other non-toxic options in cleaning my home, but until recently, I’d never attempted to make my own glass cleaner. Now that I have, however, I can assure you: I won’t be going back to the store-
Sometimes we all need a little break. Like, more often than we care to admit. Well, not all of us have budgets that can accommodate spa days as frequently as we’d like. But with a carton of drugstore Epsom salts and just a few ingredients from your backyard and pantry, you’re on your way to an indulgent bathtime experience that can really take the edge off.