Hello, and happy Valentine’s Day! Okay, it’s not quite the big day yet, but February 14th is just days away, and I’m totally ready to celebrate. Ever since the Christmas holiday ended, I’ve been itching for an excuse to decorate, party, craft – whatever! I wanted to make some cards featuring some of my favorite gals throughout history (some are good, some are bad!), and the captions kind of wrote themselves after that. Click through for these printable valentines! Continue Reading
A lot of us (myself included) are dealing with extra emotions during the holidays. Whether it’s stress, anxiety, or sheer panic, the gift-giving deadlines that creep up at Christmastime can bring up all sorts of feelings. Maybe it’s your nieces and nephews that are stressing you out because you have no idea what kids are even into anymore! Or maybe it’s your mother-in-law who who already has everything she could ever want. Or maybe your husband, when asked what he’d like for Christmas, only answers with the not-so-helpful phrase, “Whatever you’d like to get me.” Continue Reading
If Christmas gifts consisted only of stockings and the goodies therein, I'd be one very happy gal. While I absolutely adore the tradition of gift-giving, I find gathering the little things most exciting. Below is my list of favorite stocking stuffer gifts, and they're arranged into the following categories:
Stocking Stuffers For Ladies
What do you get for your extremely fashionable but totally hard to buy for friends and family members this year? Something from today’s fashion gift guide, of course. There are unique gifts for him and awesome gifts for her. You may even find a few things you want to buy for yourself. Go ahead. You deserve it.
Gifts for Women…
Ampersand Tote $28
From a distance we might admire MCM design, but in doing so it’s easy to forget the social ills of the era, one being the preferred role for women. These vintage ads from the era pretty much sum up those expectations.
Just in case the little woman forgets:
And just in case she can’t cook, there’s always beer.
Apparently, women loved to caress their Hoovers back then.
Manipulation always works.
And, finally…hooray for domestic abuse. Continue Reading