Tomato, Rapper, or Stripper Name?

As you may already know, I am an avid gardener. Tomatoes are currently in season and while browsing at Lowes, I was shocked to realize that pretty much all of the tomato varietals have names that sound either like rappers or stripper names: Better Bush Beefmaster Tami G Mr. Stripey Big Boy Better Boy  New […]

Plants Rule Everything Around Me

Funny things happen in your thirties. Either you start making kids, have an awesome career, or you have to find other hobbies to keep you busy. I’ve outgrown the hobbies of my twenties, such as dating weirdos and getting drunk at goth clubs, and have taken up crazy bullshit like jogging 5 days a week […]

Ms. Behaved Style Icon – Lydia Brambila

Name: Lydia Brambila Age: 20 Location: Athens, GA What you “do” in your own words: I go to school, play in bands, work at a library, raise a cat, and sleep like the dead. What is your style philosophy in a nutshell? I like for my everyday wear to both be super comfy and also […]

Five Ways to put Essential Oils to Work Around the House

Herbal essential oils do more than makes your house smell good. Nearly all have potent antimicrobial properties and have been shown to reduce depression, focus the mind and even stimulate the immune system. Lemon and pine have long been used in commercial cleaners, but many other oils are just as effective. Eucalyptus, tea tree, lavender, […]

DIY Vegan Fudgesicles!

It’s hard to believe how delicious these simple frozen treats are, as well as healthy, using the natural sweetness of bananas and almond milk to create a dairy-free creamy flavor. These treats are great for vegans, people with dairy allergies, or anyone looking for a healthy but decadent alternative to ice cream. Ingredients: 3 medium […]

Kick the Can Ice Cream: 4th of July Fun EXPOSED!

Remember when Indiana Rep. Bob Morris wrote that crazypants open letter to his fellow law makers claiming that the Girl Scouts of America is radical organization that sexualizes young girls and promotes homosexuality?  (If you haven’t, I suggest you do.  That piece of work in its entirety, here.)  I am disappointed that he completely neglected […]

Summer DIY: Hibiscus Iced Cooler

This tart, refreshing iced herbal tea is perfect on a hot day! Hibiscus is very tart and lends its intense red color to the tea. Rose hips gives a more grounded, fruity flavor, and peppermint adds a refreshing herbal finish. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of peppermint tea 1 tablespoon of dried rose hips 1 tablespoon of […]

DIY Fun: Gluten-free Brownie Cookies

A while back, I taught you how to make DIY almond (or other nut) milk in your blender. This recipe leaves you with a lot of fibrous pulp that seems like a shame to throw away, and I’ve gotten in the habit of putting it in my smoothies. However, I have recently discovered an easy […]

DIY Herbal Rinse for Naturally Shiny, Tangle-free Hair

Last week, Cecelia Strick9 taught us how to get fab beachy hair with coconut oil and sea salt. This week nutrition expert Ilah Jarvis has a recipe for a natural herbal rinse to make straight or wavy hair shiny and smooth!  Nothing gives a cheap hippie like me more satisfaction than discovering that an old […]

Summertime Fancy Lady Drink: Rose Sangria

Now that it’s June, it’s time to enjoy some tasty boozy summer beverages! Sangria is maybe my favorite summer drink because it’s boozy, sweet but not noxiously so, and full of fresh summer fruit and antioxidants from the wine (plus you can use cheap wine and it still tastes good!) I also have an unapologetic […]

Sexy Beach Hair- Anytime You Want!

Beach Wave!

If you’re anything like me, seeing lovely ladies in bathing suits makes you want to take a trip to the beach, get sand in your ass-crack, and have a few margaritas. A long day at the beach normally leaves me feeling refreshed, sun-drenched, and wavy-haired. That wavy hair, aside from the freckles that appear all […]

Mix It, Shake It, Stir It: Your Weekly Guide To Spirits and Cocktails (It’s Vodka Time!)

Greetings and salutations, my dear tipplers (that’s old-timey for “drinkers”)!  Cecelia Strick9 here, your resident feminist bartender extraordinaire!  I’ve decided to help all of you lovelies learn about the world of spirits, taking you across the globe and back, all in a glass. The world of spirits and boozing can be really intimidating at times. […]

Weekend Project: Disco Ball Eyelids!

Back in my misspent youth, I was very into Glam Rock. I had a college radio show called “All Things In Excess” (you can see old playlists here, check out my “David Bowie Ate My Balls” page as well for a blast of 1999 internet nostalgia) and spent a lot of time at a monthly […]

Ms. Behaved Style Icon: A.J. Durand AKA Trandroid

 Name: A.J. Durand or Trandroid Age: 30 Location: Logan Square, Chicago What do you do, in your own words, and how long have you been doing it? Well, I’ve been a full-time yoga instructor for 3 years, I’m developing my website and working on building Queer yoga workshops and classes into my schedule. I’m a […]

Weekend Project: Make Your Own Almond Milk

If you’re vegan, health conscious, or have a milk-related allergy (for me it’s whey instead of lactose, I’m weird like that) you probably drink a fair amount of soy, almond, coconut, or other type of non-cow milk. At roughly $2-$6 per carton, buying non-dairy milk can be a pricy habit, especially if you’re like me […]

Spring Cleaning OR How the Hell am I Going to Fit Another Human in This Flat?!

It’s that time of year when everyone starts opening their windows and dragging bags and boxes of junk out of their homes in an attempt to clean, organize and usher in a new, airier season.  I love the idea of spring cleaning, but in practice?  I’m pretty useless.  An informal poll of people who know […]

Let’s Talk About All The Shit I’m Not Going To Make On Pinterest

Oh Pinterest, how I love thee, thee time suck of all time sucks that serves as a not-so-gentle reminder of how I basically don’t know how to do anything. OK, so I do know how to do some things, I know my way around an icing bag and I know how to hang a picture […]