Make the Most of hoopla

As someone who adores analog media, my home is filled with record players, typewriters, and of course- a tall stack of books on my bedside table. I love the smell of the pages and the weight of a book in hand. Books remain my favorite library collection, but over the years, I've discovered digital services that […]

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Streaming Music to Craft By

National Craft Month is coming to a close, and I finished my nine-foot-long scarf just in time! With seven different stitch patterns worked across horizontal, vertical, and diagonal sections, this project presented quite the challenge. I may have even cried on it a few times. But the one thing that helped me persevere through this harrowing wool journey […]

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Prince, Bowie, George Michael, but Have You Heard of Juan Gabriel?

The world lost another great musician in 2016, Juan Gabriel. Also affectionately known as JuanGa or El divo de Juarez, Juan Gabriel was a Mexican composer/singer and six-time Grammy nominee. He wrote his first song at the age of 13 and went on to write more than 1,500 songs, all the while working his way to the top of the Latin music industry. According […]

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Remembering George Michael

Finer minds than mine have already done a beautiful job of eulogizing the late George Michael, but I'll give it a shot: I adored this man. It's easy to dismiss the 1980s pop music landscape as little more than froth and frivolity, synthesizers and silly hair. But we too easily forget how bold, daring, sexy, and subversive that decade truly was. Along with Prince, Madonna, […]

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Best Holiday Party Ever!

It's the most wonderful time of the year: party season!!! Don't worry if you don't have a spacious dance hall at your disposal like those dance-crazed teens in Footloose. With a little creativity, ingenuity, and a thoughtfully curated guest list, you can host the soirée of the season in your very own home! First, crack open one of […]

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Gloomy Tunes For Gloomy Days

I know, I know...we're not even a week into fall and here I am, already raring to go with an autumn-themed blog post. But I can't help it! I live for fall. Even though the sun is sure to eke out a couple more 70 degree days this month, I'm already making preparations for my favorite season: leafing through cookbooks […]

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Punk’s Not Dead!

Even though its birth preceded my own by a good few years, I’ve always been drawn to punk. It all started when I first laid eyes on the Misfits at 5-years-old. No, not those Misfits; these Misfits:   Yes, that's right, the rival cartoon rock band from Jem and the Holograms marked my first foray into the world of punk rock. Clad in torn animal […]

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