My Vintage Colorful Glasses

*Post was updated with better photos 🙂 Ever since I saw Elsie Larson's collection of vintage glass arranged in a rainbow, I've searched for my own vibrant glassware. I targeted flea markets, antique stores, garage sales, and thrift stores. One of my favorite tips about bargain hunting is go in with only a few things …

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Daily Delight: Fresh Flowers That Would’ve Been Trashed

This is one of my favorite times of the year because so many flowers are in full bloom in Colorado Springs. Each year I tell myself I'm going to cut some of the flowers and make a bouquet, but each year, I find myself not wanting to take away from our plants (except dandelion blossoms …

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Dandelion Fritter Recipe

Since I listened to the Ologies podcast foraging episode, I've searched for edible foliage in my neighborhood, in forests, and on mountains. I didn't realize that I only needed to look as far as my backyard/the greenbelt next to our house. The ancient Mayans and Incas ate them raw, straight from the ground, mostly as …

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My Last Day of Therapy

I started therapy two weeks before the pandemic changed everything. After that, we had virtual sessions only. Today, I will successfully bring my therapy to an end. My therapist and I talked about the last few sessions a lot in the past six weeks. It feels like someone ripping off my security blanket. I was …

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A Chemical Imbalance in my Brain, Not a Personal Failure

**trigger warning: death by suicide, depression, anxiety For years I've felt reticent to talk or write about my struggles with mental health. I remember sharing some of my symptoms with friends when I was a teenager, and I will never forget the look of concern and consternation in their eyes. That, plus many other reinforcing …

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