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Sustainable Fashion for the Modern Woman

Whether you are starting a new business, climbing the corporate ladder or simply enjoying being able to attend to the needs of your kids on a daily basis, having an outfit suited for the place and occasion is a must. Here are some ideas for that sust...
by My Green Living Ideas on Jul 23, 2016

I Am Not My Mother or Am I?

When I became a mother, I vowed to do things differently from my mother.  After all, who wants to be their mother.  Did you swear that you would never turn into your mother?  Even as she was baking wonder breads,  maintaining a pe...
by Mother 2 Mother on Apr 5, 2014

A Chat About Marriage

I've been thinking about one particular aspect of marriage for the past few days, trying to sort it out in my mind. Maybe you can help.The one person who sees you at your very worst is the same person who loves you more than anyone else in the world.
by Something Ivory on Mar 24, 2014


Icon Image SourceDuring my freshman year of college, I took a seminar class with a lovely, brilliant, soft-spoken older woman. She introduced us to people like Simone Weil and Thomas Merton and Rumi, and she was one of the best professors I've had.To...
by Something Ivory on Feb 12, 2014

Let’s Talk Curves

Oh, lately I heard all kind of discussions about skinny girls wanting to gain weight and curvy girls wanting to be skinnier. I have to admit, though, that curvy women tend to be more confident than skinny ones when it ... Read More...
by Estilo Tendances on Jan 20, 2014

Upgrade Woman 1,0 to: 2,0!

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by The Lady in Black on Jan 13, 2014

O Christmas Tree

Photo by zirconicusso Ugh! Call me the Grinch right now. He is fussing about how big the tree needs to be. Seriously? He tells me I “need to grow up and not be so dead”. How about he grow up and just appreciate the small “symbolic” (I put...
by A Day in a Life (maybe) on Dec 21, 2013

A High Calling

Auguste Reading To Her Daughter by Mary CassattOne day in college, I was talking with a friend of mine about our futures and values and dreams for what was to come after graduation. She confided in me that certain members of her family didn't underst...
by Something Ivory on Aug 8, 2013

Ambassadors For Marriage: Leah and Landon

Today, I'm continuing my Ambassadors for Marriage series with another fantastic guest post (you can read the first guest post in this series here). I found Leah's blog when I first started blogging, months ago, and I admire very much her honest,...
by Something Ivory on Jul 8, 2013

A Simple Reflection

Image SourceI've always been a big planner--to a fault. I'm really and truly trying to get better about this, but I tend to become upset when plans change at the last minute, or I'm unable to actually make a solid plan due to things outside of m...
by Something Ivory on Jun 28, 2013

Revealing Our Dignity

A good friend of mine recently sent me this video because she knew it would resonate with me, and she also thought it fit in with the sorts of things I like to write about on Something Ivory. She was so right.A few weeks ago, I wrote about one-piece...
by Something Ivory on Jun 24, 2013

More Of Who You Are

The first issue of Verily arrived in the mail a few days ago! It was a wonderful early birthday gift, and I've slowly been working my way through the articles, savoring the gorgeous watercolor illustrations and feeling the beautiful paper the magazin...
by Something Ivory on Jun 7, 2013

One-Piece Bathing Beauties

I stumbled upon a fantastic collection of vintage beach photos (called "Before the Bikini") and had so much fun looking through them. Aren't these women glamorous and gorgeous? I just love the look of so many of these vintage bathing suits, and they...
by Something Ivory on May 28, 2013

Ambassadors for Marriage: Andrea and Jack

Today I have the pleasure of sharing an interview I did with my friend, Andrea, who I've known since 5th grade. I interviewed Andrea about her husband, Jack, and their beautiful young marriage. I'm very excited to be kicking off what I hope will beco...
by Something Ivory on May 20, 2013


Day 16 of Blog Every Day in May: Something difficult about your "lot in life" and how you're working to overcome it.   Photo taken in 2009 by my friend Jules for my then-boyfriend, now-husband. Sometimes, the only thing that's wit...
by Something Ivory on May 16, 2013


Months ago, I wrote a post about a new women's magazine called Verily that I had recently discovered. They had just released an online teaser issue, to generate interest before going into print, and I fell head over heels in love. It's wholesome and...
by Something Ivory on May 10, 2013

A Hard Question

The prompt for Day 6 of Blog Every Day in May is this: If you couldn't answer with your job, how would you answer the question, "What do you do?" I'm taking sort of a loose interpretation of this and talking in general about the question, "What do yo...
by Something Ivory on May 6, 2013

Marrying Young

Us walking to our hotel after the receptionI read an article a few days ago that I have to share. It's called Marry Young, and in it, Julia Shaw writes boldly and convincingly and wisely about marriage as a journey, an adventure, and most importantly...
by Something Ivory on May 3, 2013

Story of My Life

Today I'm linking up with Jenni for her Blog Every Day in May challenge. She has given prompts for each day and while I don't necessarily plan to follow every one, or blog every single day, I'll join in for the prompts I really love. Today's prompt i...
by Something Ivory on May 1, 2013

Lean In To Your Marriage

Image SourceI really enjoyed reading this lovely take on the ever-hip and ever-controversial subject of Sheryl Sandberg's new book. Here's an excerpt to pique your curiosity:"I intentionally give my all to my husband and marriage every...
by Something Ivory on Apr 24, 2013

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