Monthly Archives: May 2013

Kiki Rosemaria’s Seasonal Samplings: Raw Strawberry Rhubarb Tartlettes

Kiki Rosemaria’s Seasonal Samplings: Raw Strawberry Rhubarb Tartlettes

This is the last part in my series on seasonal cooking with a focus on Spring seasonals, but summer is just around the corner!  This simple raw desert utilizes the seasonal strawberry and rhubarb pairing but with a raw, vegan, gluten free, healthy and delicious twist. Enjoy it on a warm spring afternoon or an […]

Is Your Deodorant Safe?

Is Your Deodorant Safe?

Remember a long time ago when they told us ladies our deodorant could cause breast cancer? Or was that just antiperspirants? Aluminum got a bad rap, and then the whole thing just sort of disappeared. Here’s the skinny: deodorants and antiperspirants usually contain harmful junk that we absorb through our skin with daily application. Some […]

Sucking Face and Falling In Love

Sucking Face and Falling In Love

Kissing is weird. I was watching a movie recently and the two main characters embraced and started making out. For some reason, I was struck with this thought: “Gross!” I don’t know why, something about the way it looked like he was going to eat her face, and she was trying to suck his tongue […]

PLAYLIST: Get To Work

PLAYLIST: Get To Work

To state in bluntly, sometimes my brain just won’t shut the hell up long enough for me to get any work done. This playlist is comprised of some songs which possess the magical ability to quell my brain’s constant over-analyzation of anything and everything. It’s also really great to listen to when you’re stoned!

Dear San Francisco…

Dear San Francisco…

Dear San Francisco, I love you. I do, honestly. You’re filled with the bizarre and the fantastical. You have the magic so many other cities wish they could have. I also hate you. Strongly, emphatically, and with the same passion with which I love you. I love that your reputation precedes you. I love that […]

Shaleen Title’s Five Beauty Essentials

Shaleen Title’s Five Beauty Essentials

When it comes to beauty, I tend to ignore any advice anyone gives me. My make-up motto is basically, “Who’s gonna stop me?” I don’t pay attention to make-up trends, since I’m old enough to see how arbitrary and repetitive they tend to be. I definitely don’t pay attention to the silly surveys in which […]

REVIEW: Humboldt Hemp Wicks

REVIEW: Humboldt Hemp Wicks

Hemp wicks have been around forever, but are just gaining steam as a lighter-alternative among marijuana smokers, but wicks are great for so many other reasons too! CANDLES: We all love candles (here at Ladybud we have become quite partial to Vedge Candles). Ever burned yourself lighting a birthday cake for someone who has just gotten […]

We Need To Free Up Our Police To Fight Crime, Not the Drug War

We Need To Free Up Our Police To Fight Crime, Not the Drug War

PHOTO: SWAT raid in Lakewood, New Jersey “Why Cops Bust Down Doors of Medical Pot Growers, But Ignore Men Who Keep Naked Girls on Leashes” – so reads the title of an AlterNet article by Kristin Gwynne that made the social media rounds this week. The article explains the lure of asset forfeiture laws: why […]

The Power of Women to Create Social Change

The Power of Women to Create Social Change

Although women have served in leadership roles throughout our past, I believe our capabilities are still untapped, not just in drug policy reform, but in many other fields as well. The biggest roadblocks to women in leadership are not just placed on us by society, but by ourselves through our acceptance of the roles dealt […]

This Mom Wants Mother’s Day Every Day

This Mom Wants Mother’s Day Every Day

Throughout these past few weeks, I’ve been asked so many times what I wanted for Mother’s day, so I’ve come up with a few requests. Won’t you help make every day Mother’s Day? I hope: …we will be able to implement Good Samaritan laws, where people will no longer fear prosecution if they are a […]