retro roaming: weeki wachee

One of the strangest and most delightful places that I’ve ever been is Weeki Wachee (now Weeki Wachee Springs State Park). This tiny Florida town’s real live mermaids made a huge impression on me after seeing the mermaid show as a child. Visiting Weeki Wachee was one of those formative childhood experiences that today I look back on and go “…oh, yeah. That makes a lot of sense.” Although I visited the mermaids in the 1990s, it makes perfect sense that it was founded in 1947 and went on to enjoy great success in the 1950s and 60s. So let’s take a step back…come swim with me at Weeki Wachee.

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pinup in a pack subscription box unboxing: february

With all the excitement over Valentine’s aesthetics, I was looking forward to seeing what sort of heart-festooned goodness would be coming in this month’s Pinup in a Pack box. This subscription service sends out 3-4 retro-inspired accessories each month…follow…

Fashion, Geek

the style of wakanda

Surprising absolutely no one, the only thing I want to talk about today is the amazingness that is Black Panther. This is a movie that not only lives up to the massive hype, it smashes it. In addition to awesome…


an ode to galentine’s day

It’s kind of crazy how a made-up holiday from a sitcom has so fully become a real, tangible part of our cultural landscape. A quick search will find article after article dedicated to Galentine’s Day – party themes, DIYs,…

Jewelry, Wishlist

valentine’s goodies for singletons

As much as I love to see the shelves of stores overflowing with adorable pink goodies, I’ve never been much of a Valentine’s Day fan. No matter if you’re happily or unhappily single, it can still be a hard…


how to rock florals in winter

Do you believe a groundhog determines the weather? Whatever you think about what our furry little friends see when they emerge from their holes today, a rodent’s weather forecast won’t stop me from busting out some lovely florals. In…


what’s on my vanity

I definitely can be a creature of habit when it comes to products that I like, so I often feel a little silly trying to pull together a monthly favorites post. But I have been trying some new things…


pinup in a pack subscription box unboxing: january

Another month, another box! It’s my first Pinup in a Pack box of the year. If you’re new around here, Pinup in a Pack is a subscription box service that sends you 3-4 retro accessories each month. I’ve been…