I have moved!


Hi Madre friends! Sharing my last post on wordpress today and announcing that after three years blogging I have finally made the decision to purchase my domain and move on over to a new site! You can now find me regularly on makinglamadre.com.

I started the transition in September and have posted a few times over there already as well as my full archives. Hope you like the new look of the site and please update your links & click HERE to get email notification. Looking forward to another year of  real talk.

xx ly


when you are the bad friend

On July 31st I went into the gift shop at work and picked up an overpriced birthday card, it was made by letterpress here in Portland and while it was super cute it was still a lot more than a greeting card should be. But I was compensating for the fact that I was collecting birthday gifts from the gift shop on campus.

Next I found an extremely large Chocolonely chocolate bar and a few other small but cute snacks. I was extremely proud of myself for taking the time days before my best friends birthday and just 24 hours before a flight to Toronto to organize a care package for her birthday.


I began writing her card during a quiet moment at work and intended to walk over to the post office on campus to get this little collection of items routed to NYC ASAP. My agenda got the best of me and before I knew it, I was in the car park headed home with her goodies strewn about in my bag. In this moment I was proud that I had even Continue reading “when you are the bad friend”