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Speaking My Mind 12/16/2011

If Kim Kardashian’s divorce was the beginning on the famous for nothing family’s downfall, the Duggars may have just began their fall from public adoration. The family publicly released photos of the tiny hands and feet of miscarried baby Jubilee. They are lovely photos to have for private viewing. They were splashed all over the internet, just like the Duggars knew they would be. This seems to be too much for the public who seem to view it as nothing but blatant media whoring. Even the nosy public has more respect for Baby Jubilee than her own parents do. I doubt that even Kris Jenner would have allowed for the publication of such sensitive photos.

It’s time for the Duggars to begin their long goodbyes with being media darlings. I doubt there will be anymore morning show announcements because the last two have turned out so badly.


Do You Need A Diamond Mask

Just in case you missed the Elizabeth Taylor auction you can buy her diamond mask from Windsor Jewelers over on 1st Dibs. The Henry Dunay, ”The Lachrymosa” was made for Taylor and AmfAR in 1993. It features over 130 carats of diamonds and is yours for only $3million.

Speaking My Mind 12/12/11

Can the Duggars do anything in private? I don’t mean to sound cruel, but we don’t need to know when exactly she had her miscarriage. We don’t need to hear about her trip to the hospital afterwards. And we sure as hell didn’t need to read daily updates in the press.

A miscarriage is what started the Duggar baby factory. They viewed it as a sign from God. Maybe a premature baby and a late miscarriage is a sign from God that it is time for her to stop.

And if I sound cruel, I’ve been in her place. I had a premature baby in my early 20s, I had a problem with preterm labor in my mid 20s, and I had several miscarriages in my mid 30s. I took it as a sign that maybe my body wasn’t made for making babies. If I get pregnant again it will be true miracle because I’ve learned that maybe the Lord wants me to adopt. There are so many kids without homes why do I need to make my own.

Christmas Cards by Paper Coterie

If you are looking for affordable, original photo Christmas cards you should have a look at Paper Coterie. The cards are sold in sets of 6 or 12, and are priced between $18 and $30.


High and Low

High: J.Crew Dani Dress, $268.

Low: Target Xhilaration Dress, $24.99.

Christmas Books

Here are a couple of Christmas decorating books I’m thinking of buying. Don’t know why though. I’m not creative and have given up on trying. I’m sticking with super simple, super traditional Christmas decorations. I am no longer trying to keep up with all those blogging mommies with too much time on their hands. Martha Stewart I am not.

The Art of Gift Wrapping: 50 Innovative Ideas Using Organic, Unique and Uncommon Materials by Wanda Wen.$17

I will wrapping my gifts in gift wrap I bought on sale after last Christmas and ribbon. Said ribbon will be in plain bows. Any fancy bows will be store bought.

Christmas with the First Ladies: The White House Decorating Tradition from Jacqueline Kennedy to Michelle Obama.$20

I dream of a room with higher ceilings for one reason, I want a huge Christmas tree. But alas, my family wants to stay in our tiny house (despite the serious increasing risk of being shot), so it’s low ceilings for me.

Toddlers Smoking

Is it art? Artist, Frieke Jannsens has created a series a lovely photographs of children, The Beauty of an Ugly Addiction? They remind me of movie studio photos from the Thirties. The problem is the children appear to be smoking. The photos are bound to create an uproar. But why? None of the children are actually smoking, the smoke was added. Because children will be influenced by them. Hogwash! Very few children will ever even see the picture. And so what if they do? I used to smoke bubblegum cigarettes as a child, and I never even tried a real cigarette. Children are more influenced by the people around them.

What do you think of the photographs?


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