Renee’s Corner: 3 Cheerful Gift Giving Ideas for Curly Girls

Happy Thanksgiving Funky Junkies! I am definitely in the holiday spirit this week (finally)! Between counting up the guest list for Thanksgiving Dinner, planning activities for the kids that will keep them busy, and checking off the early tasks of executing the menu (just made my pound cake), I not only have a lot to be thankful for, but I’m convinced I’m ready to do some of the thanking and play Mrs. Claus in the coming weeks. There are dozens of “holiday shopping tips” articles out there and brands are doing backflips to try and catch our attention for those Read More

Renee’s Corner: Supporting Your Friend with Breast Cancer

A good friend recently called me and shared that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Like too many others, her life was immediately turned upside down as she began her battle. My first reaction was shock, then sadness — fighting off tears to stay strong for her while chatting with her on the phone. My next reaction was to join her in battle mode. There are many articles that give advice and strategic pointers for helping someone through her battle with breast cancer, but even with all the “strategy” and statistics, it never feels as easy or as effective Read More