Class has Begun…

It never ceases to amaze me the darkness in some people. I remember a time that I thought that “darkness” was the cool and hip thing to be. Growing up, I have realized that it is such a senseless place to spend your life. People were meant to interact, to learn from one another, to teach… I actually go out of my way to avoid most people. The panic I feel when I have to answer a phone is ridiculous. It is a learned behavior, because the real me, well she’s nothing like this scared little girl I feel that I have to deal with inside me. I am blessed that I see this. Blessed that I can change it. I am not perfect, but at least I am no longer stuck inside a place where I felt like I can do nothing to save myself. I have GOT to unlearn this behavior. I am a phenomenal woman who does right by others… It is actually very simple.

Sebastiaan Bremer and the Added Beauty of Color


From Schoener Goetterfunken, 2010

Sebastiaan Bremer

-“For more than five years, Bremer has been drawing ethereal, shimmering skeins of dots, lines and circles in white and colored inks, which he applied directly to the surfaces of personal snap-shots. Then he re-photographs the images and enlarges them as C-prints. Family and Friends, places and landscapes from Bremer’s life, sometimes out-of-focus and barely discernible feature in photographs that function as fixed memories of vanished moments.”

Dread Up!!

My up-do for the day! I can’t tell you how hard it is to get all this hair to stay up! If you have any ideas, I would love to hear them!! Changed around the kitchen the other day and now there is a whole different “work” area! I am completely stoked about working in the next couple weeks… Next I have to paint the walls and finish the cabinets on the other side. Might have to have a painting party to get it done!

Mint Mocha Sugar Scrub

As soon as the house is “back in order”, from the abrupt move-out of my oldest, I am taking over the kitchen and tackling SO many natural body products! THIS is definitely going to be one of them!

Mostly Hippie Mama



2 cups sugar

4 tablespoons cocoa powder

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 teaspoon peppermint oil



mix the cocoa powder and sugar thoroughly. add the coconut oil and peppermint oil.  combine well.

put the mix in containers of your choice and enjoy yourself, or give as gifts!

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The Dirty Show

So every year Detroit has an erotic art showing called the Dirty Show. Here they have Erotic Art, Burlesque shows, Aerialists on silks, people hanging from body piercings… One can never know what they will find.  I wish that I could go every year, though it does not seem to turn out that way. This year I actually have more than just a day to myself, kids are gone, etc. Yet, I still don’t have the money to go, nor someone to go with. Driving to downtown Detroit and attending by myself is not high on my list of things to do. Trying to put myself through some torture, I happened to look up the price this year. Just a few years ago it was $15 at the door. Things must really have multiplied because tickets at the door this year are $25!! There are not words to describe my disappointment right now.  Not that it mattered too much, as I did not have anyone to go with me anyway. I have to admit though, my heart sinks just a bit knowing that my only time to wear my vinyl ballgown this year, without everyone looking at me in disbelief, is slowly fading.  Le Sigh…

Salt and Honey Scrub with Grapefruit and Rosemary

Always on the lookout for a natural and refreshing scrub and this one looks like a winner! I happened to come across this today and had to share. This beauty of a scrub, which was originally posted by Miss Hannah Grunzke, totally has my interest. Now if I could just find a little more time to dive into it, I would be a much happier camper. Yet another item to add to my list of things I want to do when I get spare time.