2016: 16 Favorites

I’m busting out of hiatus for my end-of-year favorites, because I just can’t break tradition.  I’m not sure how soon I’ll be back to my old blogging.  Some yucky news came down at work while I’ve been away from L2B, and for the next few months many things are up in the air.  This year…

Choices

Since late August, I’ve felt a strong desire to organize and cull many aspects of my life.  Hopefully, you’ll forgive me for missing the Stone of the Week updates this month, and have been able to do some independent research with the stones I listed on the calendar.  As the equinox approaches, it’s time to…

Ipsy Time! August: Sugar Highness

Let me squeak this one in at the last second!  I got my bag shortly after the middle of the month (it’s been taking longer to get here each time), but needed some extra time to test out all the things.  I’m not really sure what any of these products had to do with the…

“You’ve Changed” Foul-Weather Friend Alert!

This is fresh on my mind right now, because I just watched a Youtuber I adore go on an uncharacteristic rant about the comments that really hurt her the most.  Whether you know Bunny Meyer (a.k.a. grav3yardgirl) or not, I’m sure you can still appreciate a vlogger who tries to create a happy distraction and…

Stone of the Week: Chrysocolla

Transitioning to solitary life has been a theme for those around me lately.  Chrysocolla is said to help make this change less frightening by helping us to enjoy our own company more and worry less about what we can handle on our own.  Even if we’re not starting over on our own, it’s a great…

Book Review: Shadows of the Dark Crystal

Shadows of the Dark Crystal was written by a fan and winner of an author search in 2013. Given a list of pivotal events in the timeline, and new key characters to introduce into the world of Thra, J.M. Lee crafted a rich prequel to the Jim Henson classic that people of my generation have…