I've been dating my wonderful boyfriend for six years and I love him very much. Over the last year though, I've started to change my beliefs on monogamy and have read quite a few books on polyamory (Including Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships). I really feel like it's a lifestyle I would like to pursue in some form, but including my current boyfriend. I've tried to ease into the subject with my boyfriend in the least threatening way I can think of (only relationships with other women, I've never mentioned other men), but he gets defensive and shuts the conversation down. How can we talk about this?
I distinctly remember standing in the living room of my new home, looking at the chandelier, and breathlessly exclaiming, "It's a mansion!" American dream? Not quite. My mom was in her dream neighborhood, but the house wasn't hers, wasn't even the bank's. It was the landlord's. Eventually I became ashamed of the fact that my parents didn't own our home, and at times a bit resentful. Then, much later than I should have, I had an epiphany…
You've had to cut back on your spending and can't justify buying the cheesy plastic plants at the pet store at such exuberant prices, knowing they are bought from China for pennies. Not to mention the possible pollutants you might put in your tank from poorly made décor not meant for underwater conditions with life. Plus they just aren't your style or taste, and well — you just can't find any premade tank items that are. Well I'm here to tell you, it can be done safely, and with everyday nerdy items you have around your house! And all you need is hot glue gun and maybe a small clear epoxy kit for aquariums.
Looking for a quick fix for color cravings? Go to your make up bag! You can use your gel or cream eye shadows to give yourself temporary hair color that washes out when you're ready. This works especially well for those of us that have dark hair tresses or have a head full of curls.
We got this same feedback again and again: "I'm not a bride, not a mom, not a homeowner, so where's my site?" And it exactly describes Offbeat Home's editor, Megan. She edits Offbeat Home from the exact perspective. Clearly we have a disconnect between who we think Offbeat Home is targeted to, and who feels welcomed here. Here's how we plan to change that…
I hated being vegan for a long time, because I was missing out on bacon cheeseburgers. So I would waiver back and forth, until the day I figured I could just make anything and everything vegan. Bacon, cheese, hamburgers, all vegan-izeable. I was not a prisoner to my healthy conscious and did not have to live in it's dark deprived shadows.
I love the excuse that a new calendar provides for encouraging me to try new things, push myself, and break out of bad habits. But even though I've heard that it takes just three weeks to develop a new habit, my new year's resolutions always break down around week five or six. So this year, instead of attempting a 365-day resolution, I am considering trying something different: twelve one-month challenges.