my quest for the perfect pajamas

In the immortal words of Roxette, one should "Dress for Success."

(If you're familiar with Roxette's lead female vocalist Marie Fredricksson's general steez you might not be that moved, since she dresses like one of Kiefer Sutherland's background vampires in The Lost Boys. But back in the 90s, I loved Roxette with the fire of a thousand puberty suns. I survived an abysmal family summer road trip across Canada by playing Look Sharp over and over and over. Pretending I was on my way to a gig where I could whip a microphone around and high kick to the rafters was way cooler than wrestling gumballs away from my husky younger brother's side of the seat and then chewing so many of them that I wanted to vomit rainbows out the window onto the hot tarmac.)

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assembling children's toys is the devil's work

Since my Christmas tree is still up, the wreath is sill jauntily dangling off the front door, and my fridge still groans with half wedges of delicious stinky cheese, I'm going to squeeze in one more holiday post for your enjoyment. Well, if you enjoy my pain. And you should.

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perfect ten vol. 13 {my favourite links of 2014}

I read a lot of delicious, funny, heartbreaking and thought-provoking pieces in 2014. Narrowing them down to just 10 links was tough as hell. 

I could have easily made this list 200. But let's ease into this new year by savouring small bites of brilliance. The posts that camped out in my brain, despite my sieve memory. I think you'll love them too.

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missteenussr's best of 2014 {my jams}

In 2014 I figured out a few things. The big takeaway was that one cannot blog in a bubble.

You need friends. You need support. You need love and comments and sharing.

You need to reciprocate.

You need to push yourself and be kind to yourself.

You need to remember - it's just BLOGGING. 

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