The Best (aka: Worst) of Slutty T(w)een Halloween Costumes (hosted on Facebook)

In honor of last year’s Slutty Halloween 2.0: Teen Edition post, here is the 2011 “update”: photo gallery with snarking! Hosted on Mavenity’s Facebook Fanpage. Click on the image to go to the gallery, and “like” Mavenity to get more Facebook exclusive content! Expect lots of fun stuff in the future — photo galleries, video … Continue reading

The black hole of Christmas birthdays

Those who have the unfortunate distinction of joining our planet on or around Christmas are landed with what I like to call the black hole of birthdays. Holiday parties, exams, vacations, family events, New Years and stretched wallets put a serious damper on the late December/early January birthday. Sometimes, your birthday is forgotten, but more … Continue reading

Things that are awesome: Bend the Rules gift labels

After dropping about $200 at Target on Black Friday, of which a hearty portion of that purchase went towards holiday gift wrapping material, I realized I had forgotten an essential: gift labels. Exhausted by retail, I went to the Happiest Place On The Internet, instead: Amazon.com, determined to further exercise my Prime membership by ordering … Continue reading

Things that are awesome: Glühwein (mulled wine)

Christmas is a magical time, and each year my thoughts inevitably harken back to my days in Germany, specifically the Christmas market in Erfurt. Set in the main town square before Erfurt’s historic Cathedral, the Christmas market is the biggest in the state of Thuringia, where I lived. Lit from above with fairy lights and … Continue reading

‘Tis the season for giving! (or, things my mother has taught me, namely to have a gift closet)

Ah, December. The time of parties and cookies and gift giving and being incredibly poor! If there is one thing I have inherited from my mother, it is my joy of gift-giving. Oh, I also love to give to myself, too, but my mother pins that one on my father’s genetic shoulders XD But I … Continue reading

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