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“Palest, Most-Uncoordinated Vegas Pole Dancer Goes for Broke at a Hamptons Hoedown” outfit

I hosted Story Story Late-Night tonight. It’s the black sheep of the storytelling family. And it was amazing.

Because up top it’s all, “Hand me a gimlet at the regatta.” Or whatever they say in the Hamptons. And down low it’s all, “Bow chicka bow bow…” *face plant*

Guess multi-colored print strapless dress – $12, Idaho Youth Ranch thrift store | Melissa white plastic w/ tassels & multicolored threaded platform heel – $24, The Gold Mine thrift store in Ketchum
Cheep it all you black sheep.

“80s cheerleader lookin’ to pop her cherry on prom night” outfit

sandracheer3Rawr. Rawr. Siss. Boom. Bah. I did a quick change into this outfit at my last *crosses fingers* comedy show ever tonight, the Boise’s Funniest Person Alumni Show.

I hosted. I did a heartfelt, relevant, funny, decent set. I loved the raw talent and energy. I found my laughs. I found my peace with stand-up comedy. With my stand-up self. Rawr. Rawr.

Cheep_80scheerleadervintage 80s Late Edition Ltd navy ruffle dress with boned bodice with gold lace roses  – $5, private yard sale | vintage Mondi Accessories gold leather three-strap sandals – $5, ReStyle thrift store (made in Italy)

Vinyl of the day: Get Your Ya-Yas Out – The Rolling Stones

Give me a Cheep! It! Up!

“Tiptoe through the Sawtooths” outfit

This vintage postcard sits on my desk at work. Ryan and I camped out on the patch of green on the far side. The fashion photo features the unnamed lake hidden right behind this one-mile glacially-carved wonder called Sawtooth Lake.

Through the Sawtooths. That’s where I’ll be. So tiptoe through the Sawtooths with me.

Call this glamping, backpacking-style. This black w/ gold & silver metallic polka dot dress ($5 but gift from friend – Mountain Home thrift store (and now so worn-out it’s practically see-through) always reminds me of something a superhero would wear on her off time. Wonder Woman’s Lululemon collection.

Record Exchange black & white old-school trucker hat (pilfered from Ryan’s collection, returned dirtier).


Cheep it ’til it’s jagged.

“Everything’s coming up stinking roses” outfit

Guns & Roses by Shepard Fairey

It’s blooming madness.

no label home-made? black & red 

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rose w/ diamond button accents – $15, Once Upon a Time antique store | Cashmere Wrappings 100% silk gray & red flower print scarf – $30, Bombshell & Blokes salon | Calvin Klein black patent leather heels – $7.99, Idaho Youth Ranch thrift store | Vicini red genuine leather geometric belt – $1.99, ReStyle thrift store

Vinyl of the day: “Get Nervous” – Pat Benatar

Cheep it over your head.

“I really don’t care. Do u?” outfit

Melania Trump

First lady Melania Trump boards a plane at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, June 21, 2018, to travel to Texas. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

This is America. Don’t catch you slippin’ up. Look how I’m livin’ now.” – Childish Gambino

We are all a product of chain migration. Because that’s how families—and the United States of America—have always worked.

BCBG Max Azria black front-zip bodice – $3.99, Idaho Youth Ranch thrift store | Step in Style art deco geometric black, cream & pink skirt – $30, Eyes of the World forever agoRalph Lauren blackleather wedge shoes – $7.99, Goodwill in Walla Walla, WA

Ancestry DNA profile – $69, AncestryDNA.com (hopefully I’m not the one who led to the Golden State Killer). St. Patrick’s Day special, because I’m Irish AF. I learned I’m all breeds of poor Great Britain and poor European pale, and I could track my bloodline’s migration here, from Ellis Island and into America, where I got a chance to live.

SAM_6566Vinyl of the Day: Charlie Parker – “Live Sessions”

Cheep it on the borders. Cheep it on the streets.

“Idafornia” outfit

“Don’t Californiacate Idaho” read our bumper stickers in 1999.

To Most Idahoans, A Plague of Locusts Is Californians” read a headline in The Washington Post in 1979.

In Boise and beyond, the buzz is palpable. It’s the low hum of sky-rocketing home prices, boutique businesses, and bourgeouis affairs brought on by an infestation of newly-transplanted Californians.

An Idaho native, I’m torn. I love the energy in the air. I love the rock-solid soulmate surfer man California brought me. I love how delighted he is in my Idaho girl ways. But I feel I’m losing my grip on the land.

Up until he died, JR Simplot gave a speech every year at my alma mater, the College of Idaho, fist-poundingly exhorting in his OG Idaho cowboy way: “Get a piece of land, and HOLD ONTO IT!

So before the Californians eat it all up, I got me a piece of land. And I’m holding onto it.

Fawn & Foal Idaho backbone screenprinted black tank top, $15, Fawn & Foal‘s open studio on First Friday in Garden City

1915 3-bedroom bungalow in historic downtown Nampa with exquisite parquet floors, $177,000

“Spring rain” outfit

wallpaper2you_483630Free. Passionate. Beautiful.

New Nexx York see-through poly red blouse  – $4, ReStyle thrift store | underneath Dianne Von Furstenberg vibrant earthy flower print camisole – $3.95, Idaho Youth Ranch thrift store | Catch My I impressionist bright flower print flowing skirt – $13, Lux Fashion Lounge | The Wild Pair “made in Brasil” real wood heels – $6.99, Goodwill in Walla Walla, WA

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Cheep in the rain. Cheep in the sunshine.