unusual holidays

Straw Hat Day

Did you know May 15th is Straw Hat Day? Straw hats go well back to the middle ages and can be made out of many different materials including raffia, hemp, and sea grass (as well as basic like– wheat straw!). The idea was originally to prevent people from getting too hot and then getting sick, […]

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Chicken Dance Day

May 14th is Chicken Dance Day, and I think it’s a fun one to celebrate. In 2014, I put on my chicken nose and walked around downtown Baltimore with the song blasting on my phone, dancing up and down the stairs by the convention center, through crosswalks, and behind strangers. In 2015, Cristen and I […]

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Weekly Happiness

Hello beautiful! Happy May, May Day, and Beltane! I just finished my Top Ten Things About April list on the worksheet that gets shared every month in the Uncustomary Babes membership group. And speaking of the group, I’m so thrilled with all the new members who joined before the price went up! I can’t wait […]

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Draw A Bird Day (2019)

Ever since around 2012, I’ve been celebrating unusual holidays, and the first year I started, I tried to get people to join in with me, but it was difficult. It was in no way “mainstream” yet. People weren’t profiting off of it on Instagram posts, and it wasn’t “cute” yet. The fact that I was […]

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