Book/Writing Fun

Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart

You can garden for years without ever suffering the ill effects of a plant like monkshood, whose cheerful blue flowers conceal a toxin that brings on death by asphyxiation. You can hike for miles and never encounter the coyotillo shrub, whose berries cause a slow but deadly paralysis. But someday the plant kingdom’s dark side… Continue reading Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart

Monday Must Haves

Monday Must Haves: For Your Not So Spooky (But Definitely Kooky) Halloween

To tell you the truth…I’m a pretty big wuss when it comes to Halloween shopping. I don’t really buy scary decorations and I try to stay away from Halloween stores all together. I mean, I’ll go in if we need a costume, but I definitely keep my head down and stay away from anything that… Continue reading Monday Must Haves: For Your Not So Spooky (But Definitely Kooky) Halloween

My Style

The Sweetest Sugar Skulls

It’s very interesting to me how skulls are generally used as “spooky” Halloween decorations. But with the celebration of the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), they’re not intended to be scary at all. They’re always brightly colored and a very whimsical decoration for the holiday. Sugar Skulls. I love that. And while… Continue reading The Sweetest Sugar Skulls