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// I'm not going to lie, I hate dressing up. I'm talking about costumes. I would rather clean a toilet than don a costume. Truly. The problem lies in the fact that Halloween is my oldest daughter's favorite holiday. So I feel this weight of guilt for being such a hater. Design Mom's video of costumes for the costume averse offers some great, easy and simple solutions. My personal fav are the bug pins.
// I'm so tired of lists for women and moms that appear to be aimed at simplifying our lives but are really just another list of to-dos - carve out 15 minutes of me time, deep breathe, de-clutter, let go . . . the list goes on and on. That is why this list of things that we really shouldn't do spoke to me. I also thought the list was written in a compassionate, realistic way. Here is a list of 10 great Ways to be an Unhappy Mom spotted via Angry Chicken.
// The art of Mia Christopher caught my eye. She uses fingernail polish as her medium (among other things.) It made me wonder if she is intentionally using a feminine art medium as a statement about women creating art. Was she influenced feminist artist Miriam Schapiro? Schapiro's work was coined femmage as she created collages from typically female art forms - stitching, quilting, beading, glitter. Regardless of the statement, I love the color and playfulness of her work.
What about you? Leave a link to the great posts that have got you thinking.