Subscription Box Insanity: Little Lace Box (Feb. ’15)

Little Lace Box

Little Lace Box

I’m very excited about a subscription called Little Lace Box. Their motto is a box that is “for women who know they’re worth it”. A very tall order!

I missed out on LLB’s September box, which included some beautiful home items that I totally lusted after. I couldn’t purchase the box after the fact but was able to sign up for future boxes. (See my reviews from past boxes here.)

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Subscription Box Insanity: Little Lace Box (Oct. ’15)

Little Lace Box

Little Lace Box

I’m very excited about a subscription called Little Lace Box. Their motto is a box that is “for women who know they’re worth it”. A very tall order!

I missed out on LLB’s September box, which included some beautiful home items that I totally lusted after. I couldn’t purchase the box after the fact but was able to sign up for future boxes. (See my reviews from past boxes here.)

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Subscription Box Insanity: Little Lace Box (Aug. ’15)

Little Lace Box

Little Lace Box

I’m very excited about a subscription called Little Lace Box. Their motto is a box that is “for women who know they’re worth it”. A very tall order!

I missed out on LLB’s September box, which included some beautiful home items that I totally lusted after. I couldn’t purchase the box after the fact but was able to sign up for future boxes. (See my reviews from past boxes here.)

Continue reading

Subscription Box Insanity: Little Lace Box (Dec. ’15)

Little Lace Box

Little Lace Box

I’m very excited about a subscription called Little Lace Box. Their motto is a box that is “for women who know they’re worth it”. A very tall order!

I missed out on LLB’s September box, which included some beautiful home items that I totally lusted after. I couldn’t purchase the box after the fact but was able to sign up for future boxes. (See my reviews from past boxes here.)

Continue reading

Subscription Box Insanity: Little Lace Box (Apr. ’15)

Little Lace Box

Little Lace Box

I’m very excited about a subscription called Little Lace Box. Their motto is a box that is “for women who know they’re worth it”. A very tall order!

I missed out on LLB’s September box, which included some beautiful home items that I totally lusted after. I couldn’t purchase the box after the fact but was able to sign up for future boxes. (See my reviews from past boxes here.)

Continue reading

Subscription Box Insanity: Little Lace Box (Mar. ’15)

Little Lace Box

Little Lace Box

I’m very excited about a subscription called Little Lace Box. Their motto is a box that is “for women who know they’re worth it”. A very tall order!

I missed out on LLB’s September box, which included some beautiful home items that I totally lusted after. I couldn’t purchase the box after the fact but was able to sign up for future boxes. (See my reviews from past boxes here.)

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Why Silicon Valley Falls Short When It Comes To Education

STEM- and diversity in the STEM industry/arena- are topics near and dear to my heart. With the rising cost of higher education, and the often few opportunities for diverse young people to learn STEM or be exposed to STEM professionals, I find this proposal to diversify investments in new solutions and institutions that can provide opportunities to those who have been cut off from them to be worth considering. Thoughts?

Despite Silicon Valley billionaires’ remarkable track record of innovation, it appears they have decided to throw in the towel on higher education. Each..

Source: Why Silicon Valley Falls Short When It Comes To Education

Birthday Month 2015

It’s hard to believe, but Birthday Month 2015 is here! This blog was actually a product of last year’s birthday month and though I haven’t always been as faithful to it as I would like, I have experienced a lot of happiness in the writing of it and am looking forward to another year of the fun! Thank you, dear readers, who have joined me along the way!

If you weren’t with me last birthday month, then I’ll step back and explain that while I’ve always been fond of my Fall birthday, as I’ve grown older I’ve gone from a day, to a week, and now to a whole month of celebration!

I’d like to think that it’s not because I’m a youngest child and/or overly vain. Rather, it stems from something of the opposite. I’m kind of a work-a-holic and I don’t often take as much time as I should for self-care or to be with friends and family. So during birthday month, I make a really conscious effort to do something special to mark each day of the month.  Last year doing so left me with so many great memories and time spent with the ones I love.

This year birthday month will be a bit more hectic. I’m headed out of town for a while for my best friend’s wedding, which I’m really looking forward to. However, travel- especially across the country travel- can be a bit wearying. I think though that this just means that  it will be more important than ever to be very intentional about each day.  Here’s to September!

A Sailor’s Life for Me! (A Photo Essay)

As some of you have learned from past posts, I’m a bit of a work-a-holic. Back in February, after a particularly grueling stretch I sort of reached a breaking point. Right around that time I got a notice for a deal on a four-day, learn-to-sail trip. I’m not very coordinated or athletic. But I’m also from a land-locked area so the sea holds somewhat of a magical (and scary) fascination for me. In any case, I got my certification and had an amazing, tough, wonderful four days! I couldn’t get many pictures because I was too in the moment (and too busy) but here are a few from my adventures!

My text book...though no book can teach what you can only learn by doing!

My text book…though no book can teach what you can only learn by doing!

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Dawn in all its beauty!

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A pirate ship!

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Subscription Box Insanity: Little Lace Box (Jun. ’15)

Little Lace Box

Little Lace Box

I’m very excited about a subscription called Little Lace Box. Their motto is a box that is “for women who know they’re worth it”. A very tall order!

I missed out on LLB’s September box, which included some beautiful home items that I totally lusted after. I couldn’t purchase the box after the fact but was able to sign up for future boxes. (See my reviews from past boxes here.)

Continue reading