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Page Turners: Would You Follow the Suggestions of this ’70s Editorial?

Teen Magazine 1971
Images via Flickr user Sugarpie Honeybunch

What’s that, 1971 ‘Teen Magazine?  You dare me to wear an armful of bracelets? Ooh, I’m shaking in my shiny pink pumps. Wait, now you dare me mix prints using that shirt with …

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Page Turners: Punky Pastels for Spring

If the current pastel trend has you thinking more ballerina than rock star, look no further than this editorial for Grazia Germanyfeaturing Lovisa Ekholm by Tina Luther. Featuring demure ruffles and ladylike, vintage-inspired silhouettes paired with undone rocker …

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Marshmallow Madness: March’s Book of the Month Giveaway

“Wait, you can make marshmallows?” That’s how our current Book of the Month, Marshmallow Madness by Shauna Sever, begins. How does it end? Very happily, with a container full of homemade marshmallows. If you are a connoisseur of the …

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A Collection a Day: February’s Book of the Month Giveaway

Erasers, paperbacks, and patches, oh my! Those are a few of the collections elegantly captured in A Collection a Day, our March Book of the Month. Intrigued? Read on to see how you can win a copy for …

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Woo Your Sweetheart with these Swoon-worthy Words

Stanzas by Mary Wollenstonecraft Shelley

There are lots of gifts to choose from that tell your special someone how you feel: a bouquet symbolizing your budding romance, chocolate treats in honor of your true love’s sweet nature, or a low-key cuddlefest to show your quiet …

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What to Pack for a Poetry Festival

From literary conferences to late-night readings, the modern poet ends up spending lots of time on the road. With the Santra Cruz Poetry Festival just around the bend, I’ve gathered up the must-have items for today’s traveling writer. While events …

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Page Turners: Define By Design


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I’m going to start this post out with a Captain Obvious statement: Fashion is a way to express yourself. Or, as Susan put it in her closet tour video, it’s a way to …

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Let it be Written: January’s Book of the Month Giveaway

Let’s kick off a whole new year by featuring one of my favorite authors…you! Your comments over the past year’s Book of the Month discussions have been truly wonderful. So, what better choice for our January giveaway than Nom de

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Busy Bibliophile? Try a Poetry Chapbook!

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ModWriters Esmé, Laura Beth, and Angela reading poetry chapbooks from Dancing Girl Press.

As a word-loving lady, I long to spend hours reading while curled in my favorite chair or lounging in a bubble bath. The reality is that my …

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Page Turners: The Nostalgic Images of Ezra Jack Keats

As an adult, I find myself drawn to children’s literature for different reasons than when I was younger. It’s no longer about happy endings, or how quickly one can get from the front cover to back page. Now, I look …

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The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: December’s Book of the Month Giveaway

Imagine exploring a distant relative’s attic — you’re modeling vintage clothes in a rusted mirror and peeking into steam trunks. Then, you find a tattered book. The spine cracks as you open the cover. In capitalized typewriter font, you read …

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Cake Simple: November’s Book of the Month Giveaway

“If you’re going to eat dessert, it ought to be homemade and also really flipping good,” writes Christie Matheson, author of Cake Simple. I agree with the cookbook — no ifs, ands, or ‘bundts.’ That’s right, I’m referring to …

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Page Turners: Late Fall Layers

Late autumn, to me, is the ideal time of year for fashion, full of crisp weather, lovely scenery, and sun drenched afternoons — perfect weather for piling on layers and mixing textures. As I was flipping through the August/September 2011 …

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Get Your Fix of Worship-Worthy Ladies with this New Mag

We’re knee-deep in fall, so if you haven’t already checked out this season’s issue of Got a Girl Crush magazine, hurry thyself over to their website! This only months-old mag is the brainchild of creatives Andrea Cheng and Meg Wachter, …

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