the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Antique rosewood dish

This is another find from The Green Ant, a beautiful solid rosewood dish I’m using to display Christmas candy. When I was a kid we used to drive to Nashville two or three times a year to see my mother’s best friend, Carolyn, and we loved staying at her house because she always had huge jars and bowls of M&M’s sitting on the counters. One of the first things I did when we bought our first house was stock a giant jar full of candy because I always want people to know that when they visit they’re going to be greeted by treats. So when the holidays are over this thing will be filled with regular M&M’s, and my best friend Carol will comment that she hates coming over because of all the candy taunting her from the tabletops.

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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