It’s a lifestyle blog, covers a whole lot of ground, focuses mainly on: STYLE / TRAVEL / HOME / FAMILY. Which means on "notyourcupatea" you can read about almost anything having to do with life. I am a newbie at blog life so It is a work in progress.
Well we are not into the middle of summer and I wanted to share my top 4 books I've read so far this year. I am bummed about it almost being August. Not only will I be one year older on August 20th. I will also be sending my youngest to 4k! A brand new school for my baby Julianna. It is bittersweet, but I am happy she is excited and ready to start a new chapter. So usually I go for memoirs at the book store or on Amazon.com but lately I have been submerging myself into these love stories. I get lost in the pages, and follow these amazing characters through heartache and beauty.
The Secret Wife- Paul Gill
Everything We Keep- Kerry Lonsdale
You'll grow out of it- Jessi Klein
All the Missing Girls- Megan Miranda
I encourage you to start a Goodreads page to track the "Want to Read" versus "Read"
I have not really been in the cooking mood lately.... is it the summer heat, or is it just my laziness?
So fresh veggies, and local favorites from the market are my go to lately.
I love a great farmers market and Wauwatosa has one of thee best!!
I love waking up early on Saturdays and by early I mean 8am. This past weekend I picked up a bunch of Pickling cucumbers, Green peppers, and onions. I decided to try pickling them! They turned out awesome. I am obsessed with pickled stuff. I love pickled mushrooms, onions... and cucumbers of course. So Ill share the easy recipe I found on Pintrest! If you live in the Milwaukee area, I definitely recommend you go to the Tosa farmers market at least once. Get yourself a Pete's Pop, Hawthorne Coffee, or a huge bag of the freshest veggies from the local farmers. Usually a local musician will be there as well. I have yet to try the "Scratch Ice Cream" but that is on my "To Do" list.
I always like to keep my ear buds in while at work... well at least one of them in. I need to usually answer calls, and or talk to my co-workers. Lately I have been searching the internet for great podcasts to listen to. I found this list and so far. I like S town, Up and Vanished, and Terrible thanks for asking. I listened to the entire season of Crimetown. WOW that has some crazy mob life stories and kept me entertained. I wanted to share this link so you to can enjoy the captivating stories of these podcasts.
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation.
I just got back home from a beautiful weekend in Chicago. One of my favorite cities! The weather was absolutely perfect, and the sights were phenomenal. I've always wanted to go on the architectural boat tours they have down by Michigan Ave River walk. So I finally decided to go for it. After reviewing many different boating companies I decided to go with Shoreline Boat Cruise. They run every hour, or so. Only 35 Dollars and guess what!? they had a bar too... Vodka Lemonade please. The tour was about 70 min, and the tour guide was not boring at all... I love learning about all the amazing architects, city history, building history, and the different eras of style and creativity. Check out the pictures below. Also I recommend a big deep dish slice at the one and only Giordano's. I went down to Navy Pier and saw the fireworks, and had a cocktail at the Jimmy Buffet restaurant.
Happy Tuesday! It's not just an ordinary day that comes after Monday. Today is International Women's Day! I personally celebrate being a woman everyday but that's just me! :-) Anyways... lets take a look at the past... and be happy we are where we are today. It's never over, we continue to strive towards equality each day.
1. Property Ownership
One of the first steps toward equal rights for women in the United States was the enactment of laws giving married women the right to own and manage property. Before then, marriage meant giving everything to your husband. As is noted in the Law Library of Congress, the 1848 New York Married Women's Property Act became a model for change nationwide.
2. The Right to Vote
After years of protests and petitions by the women's suffrage movement, in 1920 the 19th Amendment to the Constitution gave women throughout the United States the right to vote.
3. Jury Service
As women's right historian and sociology professor Holly McCammon chronicles, it was not until the 1960s that all 50 states had laws allowing women to serve on juries, and in 1975 the Supreme Court ruled that gender-based discrimination in selecting jurors is unconstitutional. As a result, now everyone has the right to try to get out of jury duty.
Congress passed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 as part of a series of initiatives aimed at ending racial discrimination in the United States. Shortly before the final vote, women were also added as a protected group, a soon-to-be revolutionary amendment that prompted the unsuspecting male congressmen to joke about "ladies day in the House."
In 1916, nurse and women's health crusader Margaret Sanger was arrested in New York for distributing birth control devices, which were then illegal under both state and federal law. The legal right to purchase contraceptives was not established in the U.S. until 1965, when the Supreme Court's ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut established the right to privacy.
Abortion had been legal in the U.S. before the mid-nineteenth century, when states began passing laws against dangerous poisons used in the procedure. The 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade cited the right to privacy as grounds for placing a constitutional limit on anti-abortion laws.
7. Sexual Harrassment
For years, a woman had no legal recourse against employers who pressured them for sexual favors in order to get or keep a job. That changed with a series of Supreme Court cases starting in 1975. Congress later strengthened this protection with the Civil Rights Act of 1991.
8. Maternity Leave
The rise of women in the workforce also called attention to the fact that the law allowed employers to fire women because they were pregnant or needed time to care for a newborn. The 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act made this illegal, while the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 required employers to provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for both mothers and fathers.
9. The Right to Go Topless
In 1992, two women arrested for public indecency challenged a New York statute that allowed men to be shirtless in public but made it a criminal act for women. The state's courts agreed that that the law was discriminatory on its face, but not all of the other states have followed suit. [Reference 9]
10. The Right to Wear Pants
Laws against wearing gender-inappropriate clothing have a long history going back to ancient times, and some survive to this day--except in France, where in early 2013 the government minister for women's rights nullified the two-hundred-year-old Paris law that required women to get police permission before wearing pants.
My favorite speech of the night at the Oscars..... goes to... click below. Find out for yourself!
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