Mr. Pitt…Has an Oscar.

So the Academy Awards were last night, and although I had no intention of watching (zero interest, despite my decades-long devotion to the Oscars; we'll discuss all of that in another post), I had to, if only to hear my favorite being nominated for a Best Supporting Actor award. He won previously for producing 12 [...]

here…

Here are some of the albums/songs/ I currently have on repeat: Snoh Aalegra, Ugh those feels again. I'm sure the name of the album provides a clue about why it speaks to me so powerfully. But, yes, Snoh's masterful second album is constantly playing in my car and in my ear. Her smooth, evocative voice, [...]

why it hurts so much.

Mothers and fathers and daughters and wives. Families. Children. Lost in an instant. At the end of the day, this is why it's so heart-wrenching. Why it's unreal. Why it hurts so much. Why it's inspired such an outpouring of grief. Why I can't stop thinking about it, shedding tears over it, grieving, imagining the [...]

fun with mansplaining.

Mansplain (verb): The explanation of something by a man, typically to a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing. (Read about the etymology of the word here.) So has it ever happened to you, my dear lady reader? Where you say something quite well or eloquently or meaningful or clear to the listener(s) [...]

On Harry & Meghan.

If you're living on this side of Earth, you've heard that Harry and Meghan have decided to significantly change their status with the royal family. (I won't link to any articles because, whew chile, the bias.) In other words, H&M want to step back from being senior members of the royal family, become financially independent, [...]

Level Up. [2020]

So last year, I feel like you and I, dear reader, entered a new phase of realness on This Square Peg. This is a lifestyle blog, yes, and we discussed various aspects of my life, including openly sharing with you that 2019 mostly stunk. I initially wondered if these were things I even wanted to [...]

Magnolia Marvel.

If you'll follow the link here, you'll see that visiting Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Market at the Silos was a definite destination goal of mine. Well, a million years later, a good friend and I made the nearly 2-hour trek to Waco, TX earlier this week. Needless to say, we had a fantastic time. [...]

In Review…2019 Style

My tried-and-true chicelegant (spell check nearly imploded with this nonexistent word, but whatevs) aesthetic didn't change much in 2019. Here are some of my favorite looks from this year, with a bit of commentary. When it comes to jeans and pants, I'm your typical pull-your-pants-up-every-ten-seconds kind of gal, because I tend to pull sizes a [...]