Rock and Roll

Some inspirational quotes to start your day…

Some inspirational quotes to start your day…

Here is a quote from Marianne Anderson I really like… “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure…

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Finally, a recipe…

Finally, a recipe…

What blog isn’t complete without a good recipe here and there? I am no culinary wonder in the kitchen, but I’ve finally stumbled upon something I think everyone can enjoy and it’s so simple. A Recipe for Disaster: Ingredients: One pair of incredibly uncomfortable high heels Three children A trip to the museum Mix all the ingredients together, place inside a marbled floor building for five hours and watch how quickly you lose the will to live! (note:  “trip to…

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The History of Rock and Roll Fashion — Part Three

The History of Rock and Roll Fashion — Part Three

The 70s When I was growing up in the seventies, on very special occasions my family and I would eat at a European restaurant in town called, Ernie’s Submarine Sandwich Shack.  I would ask my father, why is it European?  And he would say, “Because they take an ordinary sandwich and put vinegar on it.” I loved this place except for one thing — it had the world’s creepiest pinball machine.  Instead of a nice Star Wars graphic or something…

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I’m gonna pop some tags, only got twenty dollars in my pocket…

I’m gonna pop some tags, only got twenty dollars in my pocket…

If I’ve learned anything so far while trying to discover my style, it’s that never, ever go to a fancy store first when looking to buy a new look.  And by “fancy” store I mean one that doesn’t smell, isn’t filled with people muttering to themselves and you can get a dress, Jesus figurine and paper shredder all for under three dollars. I’m talking about a thrift store.  A lot of moms steer clear of places like Goodwill and Salvation Army…

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I have a dream… a dream of a meal without my children.

I have a dream… a dream of a meal without my children.

Here is The Urban Dictionary’s definition of “Girls’ Night Out”: “A planned event, usually held at a cheesy Irish pub or dance club, where a group of females dress provocatively, flirt incessantly, dance badly, and accept free drinks from desperate single men.  The event usually ends when one female passes out in her own vomit or when one of their boyfriends shows up.” A “Mom’s Night Out” differs from this is several ways – There is no dancing, flirting or…

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Things to avoid doing in leather pants…

Things to avoid doing in leather pants…

1.  Going to the beach… Why don’t you ever see cows at the beach?  It’s not that cows don’t like the beach.  It’s just that they’re wearing way too much leather to be able to go. Leather is not sand-friendly.  Leather is not porous.  When leather gets wet, it takes approximately four hundred days to dry and when it dries it resembles nothing of the item you originally purchased.  I knew this going into my “dominatrix beach day”, but I…

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Fashionless mom gets rescued by dog!

Fashionless mom gets rescued by dog!

I couldn’t find anything to wear today that didn’t look completely ridiculous on me.  Every outfit I put on vacillated somewhere between “mid-life crisis rocker mom” and “hooker extra from the movie Taxi Driver”.  I had no idea how hard looking fabulous would be every day.  I have a new and profound admiration for people who do this with relative ease. So instead of showing you an image of me that you’d never be able to get out of your…

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What ever happened to that good kind of scared?

What ever happened to that good kind of scared?

Part of the downside of being a grown up is that all the things that scare us are actually very terrifying – disease, war or something completely random and horrible happening to the people we love.  I have a personal fear of my name being attached to a plaque that reads, “Holly Hester Memorial Highway.”  I also have a fear of being described as someone who is, “putting up a brave fight.”  I’m a gonner for sure if I’m ever…

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Cheese and a moment’s hesitation…

Cheese and a moment’s hesitation…

Rock and Roll — Day 15 There have been times in my life where I’ve been able to see the future and not in a scary “Mayan Calendar” kind of way.  But in small, hopeful ways like when you suddenly know everything is going to be okay.  Like the night I met my husband.  I remember talking with him in a coffee shop until the wee hours of the morning and thinking, Wow, here’s my person.  I can’t believe I’m…

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What does your purse say about you?

What does your purse say about you?

Rock and Roll — Day 14 I have never been a purse girl.  A purse for me has always been like a toolbox – its job isn’t to look good.  Its job is to hold all your crap.   In fact, I’ve avoided “traditional” purses most of my life.  In college, I wore a Jan Sport backpack – so dark green, so functional!  When I joined the working world I decided to take my style up a notch and opted for…

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