Yin Mom, Yang Mom

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I am a freelance graphic designer. I make and sell handmade body care products at shows, boutiques and via Etsy at http://meresallnatural.com. I am also a single mother of two small, wonderful people. I like to draw, read, write, take pictures and play violin, among other things.

It’s the night before Christmas at my apartment.

Write that list!

I celebrate Christmas with my kids the weekend before the actual Christmas. We’ve always had to do it this way, because they go to Pennsylvania on the standard Christmas day.  Before I was divorced, I went too. Now that I am divorced, their dad goes there with them. He seems to enjoy the hubub of…

Something I really hate that I have to write about.

The most insane thing happened yesterday. A man named Brad Stone, who I was once friends with, went on a killing spree in my hometown. He killed his ex wife, in front of his 2 kids. He then killed her sister, the sister’s husband, their 14 year old daughter, and injured their son. He also…

Pinterest Weekend Wrap-Up


During the school year, I have my kids primarily at my house during the weekends. It’s a bit of an unconventional set up, my ex and I share 50/50 custody, rather than the traditional; all week at moms, weekends with dad. I end up at dad’s house once or twice during the work-week as well…

Art That’s Currently Making My Heart Explode – Sam Wolfe Connolly


I think everyone must have a deep, longing belief that if they had done some other career or craft, instead of what they’re doing, they’d have complete fulfillment. I have several. One of them is illustrating. I really, really wish I was an illustrator. However, when I sit down to draw, I tend to scratch…

Wear Some Clothes


I love Polyvore so much, and it’s the kind of thing that I just randomly need to do in order to survive. Here is the outfit that I made to inspire myself today. It says, “I’m comfy, and don’t fuck with me”.     Period Day by meredith-porretta-knechel featuring relaxed boyfriend jeans River Island loose…