the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Capiz shell plate

This is another gift from Jon for Christmas, hand-made plates made out of shells in my favorite shade of green. I have several dishes like this scattered throughout the house (on the table beside the front door, next to my bed, etc.) that I use as a place to throw my keys or extra hair bands or spare change. Jon found them at ZGallerie where he also bought many of my other Christmas gifts (including the similarly colored travel jewelry case, but I can only find it in white and brown on their website). Does it bother me that I know he only spent $4 on these plates? Not even. It makes me proud that he knows a bargain when he sees one.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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