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My favorite things

We like raindrops on roses too, but sometimes we get materialistic. Sometimes it’s just about writing odes to our favorite stuff.

ADHD gifts: Stimulating gift ideas for adults with ADHD

Hi, and welcome to another one of Offbeat Home’s Very Specific Gift Guides! This time we’re exploring the best ADHD gifts. More specifically: gifts for adults with with ADHD. Even more specifically: the things that I’m obsessed with and can’t function without.

Float Tank Therapy: Why it’s awesome & you should force your friends to try it

Relaxing in a meditative float tank is one of those things that I’ve always wanted to try but, due to a combination of anxiety and guilt, I just figured it was something I’d never get to do. Until my friend gave me a spa gift certificate good for a float tank therapy session.

And HOLY GUACAMOLE, GUYS, I’m so glad I went. I need to tell you about my float tank experience, and also let you know why you should force your friends to do it too (especially if they’re moms)…

This forgotten jewelry box holds my grandmother’s ghost

Suddenly, I heard a weird tinkly noise. I have a new phone, and it makes weird tinkly noises I don’t recognize, but this wasn’t one. I wandered through the house trying to track down the noise, and found it coming from our bedroom… in my closet… on top of my drawers.

The jewelry box I hadn’t touched in almost a decade was playing music. What the fuck?

Angel wings float: an epic, overwrought product review

I got a free FUNBOY Angel Wings float to review, so I took it out to a friend’s place on Lake Washington and did some very thorough testing of the product. Here are my thoughts…

Make breastfeeding punk again with these bad-ass nursing shirts

Make breastfeeding punk again with these bad-ass nursing shirts

When it comes to breastfeeding-friendly fashion, you’re probably feeling a wee bit limited right about now. So when I ran across these bad-ass nursing shirts from Etsy seller And Out Come The Boobs (h/t to reader Colleen!), I knew I HAD to share them. These thrifted tees are upcycled with zippers to allow access for your up-and-coming punk babies.

This LED skirt twinkles like the night sky!

This LED skirt twinkles like the night sky!

Get a load of this discovery, y’all. This LED skirt has 250 tiny LEDs enmeshed in an ombre blue skirt with a pattern based on an actual star chart. You’ll be wearing the night sky and twinkling the shit out of everyone.

Your Star Wars premiere party will never be the same wearing this bad boy.

D-mannose: why don’t more people know about this natural UTI cure?

There I was last fall: in San Francisco, visiting a “friend” (wink wink ow my eye) and feeling a UTI coming on again. Friends, it happens. What with the timing of my flight back home and the weekend, I knew it’d be a least a week before I’d be able to see my doctor back in Seattle, and so I fired up Ye Olde Google and tried to see what natural home treatments I could find… and I learned about D-Mannose.

Pendleton blankets and goodies for classy rainbow-y style

I just discovered that you can get all sorts of Pendleton goodies on Amazon! I have a bit of an obsession with Pendleton patterns. And our fearless leader, Ariel, has one particular obsession with her very own Pendleton blanket. She recently gushed to me about it…