Top 10 Signs You’ve Just Gotten a Bad Haircut

Think you've gotten a bad haircut? Here's how you'll know for sure...

Yesterday I had a bad haircut. If you are female, you know just how awful those words are, and you can sympathize with what I’m going through right now. It’s just about the worst feeling in the world, second only to being stoned to death. I am distraught. I am angry. I am ugly as homemade sin. […]

The Colors of St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg, Florida

As I said in an earlier post, I left Kansas City having made up my mind I was going to look for beauty everywhere. I know it may sound like a really flowery, sort of greeting card thing to say. That doesn’t make it any less important for me. I’ve been sick for so many years, […]

I have a crush on St. Pete (Florida)

St. Pete Florida is my new boyfriend.

I’m in love with St. Pete. I mean real, true love. The kind of love that leaves you almost unable to sleep for thinking about your Honey. The kind of love you wake up thinking about, and can’t wait to be with. It’s serious. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been in Kansas way […]

My Road Trip to Florida (and to gratitude)

There is beauty everywhere. This was taken in the parking lot of a Wendy's.

We had lots of fun on the road trip from Kansas City to St. Petersburg, Florida. It wasn’t a bad drive at all, although the second day was more challenging than the first because there was NOTHING to see… except billboards begging me not to get an abortion alongside billboards for sex shops & strip clubs. […]

Road Trip Bathroom crazy


So we’re on Day One of our road trip to Florida. We love road trips and we love beaches. Bam. Decision made. Approximately 17 minutes after getting in the car, I had to pee. Naturally. Look what was in the ladies’ room of the travel center: All I want to know is WHO is the […]

DIY Essential Oil Pendant

How to make your own essential oil aromatherapy pendants!

Sometimes I stare at Pinterest and am overcome with the desire to glue macaroni to a Kleenex box, or Mod Podge soup can labels to the refrigerator, or upcycle cat litter into delightful sachets that make the perfect hostess gift. I can’t help it. I have a uterus that’s not doing anything else, so it is prone […]

eSalon Review

An honest eSalon review.

First of all you should know that eSalon did not pay me for this review, nor did they give me free product. I just decided to try it out and thought I should tell you exactly what I thought of it. I’d also like you to know that you will not be seeing any photos […]

Beard hair nets make everything okay

Beard hair nets make everything okay. (AKA: My annual trip to the craft fair.)

(This post was first published on 10/14/07.) I may not be rich. I may not be pretty. I may not know what it’s like to celebrate a ten year wedding anniversary despite the fact that I have been perpetually married since 1983. But after this weekend, I can say that I am among the elite […]

Sher Walks Into a Dermatologist’s Office

Seeing a dermatologist for skin cancer. What to look for.

Himself and I are leaving Friday morning for St. Petersburg, Florida, where we will stay for at least 2 weeks, maybe 3. How can we do such a thing? Well, we are our own bosses, and even though we are bitches sometimes, after having submitted the proper paperwork in triplicate to ourselves, we have approved an extended […]

Why am I SO BAD with directions?

Why am I SO BAD with directions? Are you?

(This was first published 6/25/07.) I know a lot of stuff. I know how to make chocolate gravy…which almost no one does. I also know what chocolate gravy is…which almost no one does. I know how to drive a stick. I know all the words to the Star Spangled Banner. I know how to fix […]

Have you filed your taxes? Are you freaking out right now?

File your taxes before the deadline!

This post is sponsored by TaxACT. The opinions are my own. Oh my mercy, y’all. Tax season is almost over. If those words make your tummy feel like you’ve just enjoyed a frosty grapefruit and cauliflower smoothie with just a hint of dryer lint, you probably haven’t filed your taxes yet. First of all, don’t freak out. […]

My Toxic Mold Illness: the last post


First of all, thank you to everyone who has been so sweet to me. You’ve shared your own stories of being sick, or of your child, Mother, brother, husband, and you’ve encouraged me to keep going even when I don’t want to. I love you. I’m blown away by your sweet spirits. To those of […]

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Mycotoxins

How to talk to your doctor about being tested for Mycotoxins. -

So many people have told me they aren’t sure what to say to their doctor in order to be tested for Mycotoxins. I decided maybe the best way to offer that information is by creating something you can print. I created a very plain and simple PDF document you can print at home and take […]

Black Mold Symptoms v. Fibromyalgia

If you have a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia or CFS, you should learn more about a simple urine test that may change everything.

Since I wrote the post It’s Not Fibromyalgia, I have been humbled by the many thousands of people who are reading. I received so many emails, I couldn’t answer them all and decided to create a small Facebook group thinking I would have a better chance at responding to everyone there. That little Facebook group? […]

Your Black Mold Questions Answered

I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia & CFS... until a urine test found black mold. This is my story. -

I never imagined how many emails and comments I would receive from people who are ill, or who are caring for someone who is ill, and want to know more about my black mold illness. I need you to know I’ve read every single one and my heart hurts for those of you who are sick. […]