Monthly Archives: July 2015

Atypical60’s New Creation–The Paupered Princess© Hot Mess “Lyfestile” Brand!

Late last night—or maybe it was early morning—while in my deep slumber, I had a dream vision. Maybe this vision transpired on account of something my dear Bonaparte said to me earlier in the evening. He caught a glimpse of … Continue reading

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I Got The Music In Me. You Got It In You?

You know how one thing leads to another? Well, when I wrote yesterday’s post about my “unconventional” mothering ways, I started to think about all the music I used to play in the house when the kids were growing up, … Continue reading

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The Mad Adventures of a Bad and Naughty Mommy! (That would be ME!!!)

When my son, Jake,  and “the girl” (listen, I only refer to this really, really nice girl that he brought home as “the girl” because it has been “kindly suggested“ to me to keep some things a bit—well, private.), were … Continue reading

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Make(up) Me A Kardashian!

Hey, I know. Don’t even go there. OK? Saturday, my son and the girl went to a party. Bonaparte was out at the pool. I, being of sound mind and petrified of more skin cancer—especially from all the sun I … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Hard On!

Caught your attention with THAT title—didn’t I??Get the dirty thoughts outta ya heads, you naughty people, you!!! I’m talking about being “hard” on myself! At least that’s what Bonaparte is telling me lately… It goes like this…. A large corporation, … Continue reading

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Ima Winner! A Delusional win of One Billion Dolliz in a Lottery!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “You’re a Winner!.” Hi All!   A mini post challenge has my delusions going in all directions as to what I would do if I won a BILLION bucks, TAX FREE NO LESS, … Continue reading

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A Son’s Visit. Recipe Fails and Successes–and A Fine (Kitchen) Mess I got Myself Into!

Ok—I was going to devote this entire post to recipe fails. But—while I started writing yesterday, I received a phone call. From one of my sons. The conversation basically went like this: Me: “Hulloooo” (I’m classy when I answer the … Continue reading

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A New (Car) Lease on Life!

I got a new car. That’s right! Dumbass me with no job now has a higher monthly payment! Seriously, you really need to listen to this one, OK? The lease on my much beloved Scion was ending. Beauty IS in … Continue reading

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Mothers and Daughters. The (Hair) Ties that Bind

If you are a mom, you know that the relationship between mothers and daughters and mothers and sons are incredibly different. In all honesty, I was petrified of having a daughter. The relationship between my mother and me was incredibly … Continue reading

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What’s on YOUR Summer Face? Mine’s Kinda Naked!

The middle of July and I’m just beginning to put my makeup into summer hiatus! I’m also cleaning and tidying up because the wonderful Miss Oona will be arriving tonight for a long “Mommy and Me” weekend before she moves … Continue reading

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