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  • About Lavender & Love
    January 30, 2022 Christina Springer

    About Lavender & Love

    In Western culture it started life as a color of desire, thanks to the lyric genius of 7th century BC poet Sappho, whose papyrus fragments told of her erotic predilections for younger women with "violet tiaras."  By the late 1800’s,...

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  • New Year's Resolutions
    January 5, 2022 Christina Springer

    New Year's Resolutions

    It’s the end of the Winter Festivities Season.  We’ve had our longest night of the year, the Winter Solstice, Christmas is gone and Kwanzaa offered us daily meditations on how to create the future in which we want to live....

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  • The Inherent Classism In The Label Handmade
    December 3, 2021 Christina Springer

    The Inherent Classism In The Label Handmade

    Growing up, my mother used to take me to all of the different Christmas art fairs.  It was a favorite time for me, looking at all of the very beautiful objects.  My favorite place to go was the Pittsburgh Center For...

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  • Cherish Who Cherishes You
    November 21, 2021 Christina Springer

    Cherish Who Cherishes You

    It is not your obligation to organize your personal life to be more convenient to corporations. It is not your duty to honor people who dishonor you.  It is not mandatory to be part of a “family.” The world is changing in fascinating ways and this is one important change. 
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  • What It Means To Be Generous With Yourself
    November 7, 2021 Christina Springer

    What It Means To Be Generous With Yourself

    As joyful as we like to remember them, holidays can be a stressful time. (especially for women and femme indoctrinated people.) Over the coming weeks, I’m hoping to offer you insights and encouragement to be generous with and to yourself. ...

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  • Reviewing Bonfire Night
    September 30, 2021 Christina Springer

    Reviewing Bonfire Night

    Bonfire Night is such a warm and wonderful holiday.  Family and friends gather together in the nippy air around a fire and spend the evening eating, laughing and talking.  I wanted to make a design special for Bonfire Night.  But,...

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  • Portals N Time Pools Leather Shopper Bag
    May 6, 2021 Christina Springer

    Afro Boho Aesthetics

    I’m so honored that a number of folks have said that so many of the products on Mmmm, Yes! fit the Afro Boho look.  It also made me think deeply about what that is and what it means to me.  ...

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  • Blue espadrilles with pink flowers.
    April 2, 2021 Christina Springer

    High John De Conquer / High John, Hey!

    Some say John was a Congolese prince.  Some say him ride that giant crow name Old Familiar.   Some say him marry Eulalie, the Devil’s daughter.  (We be knowing Them-Ones-Them create the Devil out of the what we was friendly with that Them-Ones-Them...

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  • Magic - You Deserve It
    March 20, 2021 Christina Springer

    Magic - You Deserve It

    All of life is and can be magical. Mmmm, Yes! Founder, Iya C Springer explains what that means and what it has to do with home goods, clothing and accessories.
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