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The Art of Taking Offense

Oh, yes. It is an art. Twisted and surreal, like Picasso, but an art.

Everywhere you look, someone is either giving or taking offense. Honestly, even without this presidential race, Americans have a knack for being put off and making it loudly known, on any one of our 5 social media accounts.* Yet I rarely feel better after I’ve told-it-like-it-is or held onto an offense long enough to explicate in gruesome detail. 551 more words


Show Your Patriotism Through Proper Etiquette

Patriotism is defined by Wikipedia as the “emotional attachment to a nation which an individual recognizes as their homeland.” It can also indicate one’s love, support and defense of one’s country, and loyalty to it. 328 more words

Meredith Sweetpea

What's the Big Deal About Wearing Sweatpants?

Miss Meredith Sweetpea grew up with a Southern grandmother who required certain standards for a lady. We were to smile prettily, be dainty, and look our best at all times. 485 more words

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Which Comes First--the Dress or the Hat?

The hat or the dress…which do you choose first when selecting your outfit? Surrounding the Kentucky Derby and other high-end horse races where memorable hats are the vogue, it is a question… 274 more words

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Secrets to Love: Respect

While reading through one of her favorite books, Miss Meredith Sweetpea came across a section titled: Secrets to love: Respect. She’d like to share those words with you here, in hopes that all might glean a bit of insight into making your love life a little sweeter. 370 more words

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Contentment, For Real: Guest Post by Grace Cabalka

“Don’t cry and I’ll give you a dollar.”

This is a phrase I often heard as a young girl growing up in a stoic family. This command became a way of life for me. 495 more words