What’s Wrong with my WordPress?

I know, I know. Suzy had another lapse, but I wanted to write a couple of new posts and see what my WordPress buddies were up to and suddenly everything has gone awry! My reader only has one blog, my little picture is gone and I lost my loveandeyeliner.com domain (though you can still access it at loveandeyeliner.wordpress.com).

I have so much to share. I have had so many magical experiences since my last post and I want to share them all with you.

I’m going to do some technical work, but please, if you know of any changes (like how I can get my reader back) share them with me!

I’m off,




Suzy’s Lapses


I’m such a lazy blogger. I have a bunch of drafts and a river of ideas running through my mind, but there are periods of time when I just can’t bring myself to write.

It could be depression. I can write several posts on my battle with depression.

It could be fatigue. My cancer doesn’t want to go away and I have “traces” of leukemia in my blood. Not enough to treat but enough to make me crazy, super tired. I have to “watch and wait.” That’s all I can do. Watch and wait. Oh, and have a colonoscopy. Yay Cancer!!!

It could be my single mom status. I’m with my girl all of the time. When she’s with her Dad, I just want to collapse in bed or on the beach. I used to use that time to have sex, but that came to an end last week. (Yes, I’m pissed. Yes, I will write the post when I can focus.”)

It could be my slowly dying MacBook. I really need a new one. I should just bite the bullet and slap it on a credit card.

Whatever the reason is, I am going to try really hard to post at least once or twice a week–even if it’s just a photo with a few words or…oh who the hell am I kidding?? I’m not going to post a damn photo with a few words! I’ve never done that before.

I am going to finish up some of my drafts. I am going to continue my “Great Loves” series. I am going to be present.

I’m scrolling through my reader and I realize that I miss y’all!!

You will see me again soon.


I Am Grateful… Day 1

My good friend Gus Gus challenged me to write about three things I am grateful for every day for an entire week. I accepted her challenge and this is Day 1. I’m starting out small and getting bigger and bigger each day…

Positive Thoughts: Day 1


I feel lucky and grateful to have been born and bred in Brooklyn, NY. Being a “Brooklyn Girl” is a part of my entire being. I wouldn’t be “me” had I grown up or moved somewhere else. It has given me a certain toughness, a great accent and the amazing opportunity to have grown up with and continue to meet people from all walks of life–the rich and the poor, the evil and the kind, a million different ethnicities (sometimes rolled up into one person!), the best pizza in the world–and I’ve been to Italy!, the memories of summer days on Jane ‘s stoop with my motley crew of friends, excellent schools and the honor to say with pride “I’m from Brooklyn. Born and Bred.”

DJ & The N.Y. Yankees

Derek Jeter (and the NY Yankees) OK, besides my obvious crush on him, Derek exemplifies hard work, dignity, honesty and athleticism. He’s quiet and reserved. He’s a bit too serious, in my opinion, but there is NOTHING like watching Mr. Jeter step up to the plate, put his arm straight up to balance his stance and hit one of his signature 1st base balls–setting up his team to go for the big hits. A slugger he’s not, but as a captain, I mean how could you not have tremendous

respect for him? I’m going to miss him.

My Kitchen Window

Yes, I am grateful for a window. I live in an old railroad apartment and I only have three windows, but my kitchen window is my favorite. It’s almost six feet tall, leads out to my fire escape, where every summer I plant a little garden. I have beautiful memories of holding my little baby in my arms and staring at the fat snowflakes falling from the cold January sky. I stare at the beautiful cherry blossom tree every April, waiting for it to POP, in the summer, I use it to “test” the weather, plant my garden, and hang out with a friend or two. The Fall brings a gorgeous portrait of colorful leaves on the trees that grow in my neighbors’ yards and as a bit of a voyeur, I watch with happiness other families planting gardens, having barbecues, birthday parties, and just relaxing in their own yards or on their own fire escapes. It also has a great view of the Barclay’s Center and 1 Hanson place. Yes, I’m grateful for my kitchen window.

That’s all for today, friends. Thanks for reading and thanks to Gus Gus for inspiring me to take on this challenge.

Beauty Bloggin’

I've always wanted a beauty blog… Can I handle an Enchanted Life AND Beauty Reviews? We'll see…and stay tuned!

I’ve always wanted a beauty blog… Can I handle an Enchanted Life AND Beauty Reviews? We’ll see…and stay tuned!

When I started blogging, I named my page “SuzyOnTheStreet” thinking that as a hip New Yorker, I would have my fingers on the pulse of new trends in fashion, beauty, music and so on and so on… What i realized was that I had a whole bunch of other shit going on in my life and so “SuzyOnTheStreet” became “My Enchanted Life”, a myriad of posts about cancer, divorce, love, sex, Mommying, MILF-dom, depression, tattoos, memoirs and more. I love “My Enchanted Life”, but I want something a bit more focused and streamlined.

I love makeup. I mean, really. I can’t live without it. I remember, as a little girl, watching my mother carefully apply her cake liner into a cat eye on a daily basis and just admiring the perfection of her hand and the transformation she went through. My Mom loves makeup too and at 76 and bed-ridden, I still bring my beauty bag with me on visits to make-up her face. She loves it and it makes us both feel good.

I am not afraid to say that I am just about an expert on cosmetics. I’ve tried virtually every brand in the land, have a collection that can’t fit into a Craftsman toolbox (I need the set of drawers!) and I test and keep, test and return, test and gift… I just test, test, test…


I don't need this...

I don’t need this…


I need this!!!

I need this!!!

Besides makeup, I’m also addicted to hair and skin products. I’ve tried so many from cheapie drugstore brands to forty dollar bottles of shampoo. Face creams, serums, sunscreens, BB Creams, CC Creams and now DD creams! Yikes!

So, I think I’m going to give it a whirl and see what becomes of it. I have a few blog names running through my mind, but I don’t want to commit to one just yet as I made a mistake with this first url.

I will keep you all updated and I expect lots of support and followers!!!

Love and Eyeliner, (maybe that should be the title of my new blog–no stealing!!)



Happy Anniversary To Me!

So, it’s been just over a year since I started suzyonthestreet@wordpress.com Yay! A title change, a few longer than anticipated absences and quite a few new cyber friendships later, I’m back in the swing of things and blogging with a … Continue reading

This Week Was a Blur

I try to post every other day, but this week was so intense, I just couldn’t get my head into the game. My daughter started Kindergarden, I had a chemo session, found out I probably have bleeding ulcers, feel like I’m caching a cold and am generally battered and run-down. 

I have three drafts waiting to be finished and I am so jealous of all the funny and creative posts I am reading by some of my favorite bloggers. 

I’ll be back soon.

With a vengeance.


Fucking Gravatars, Man…

So I tried to remain anonymous and changed my gravatar to something that wasn’t an image of me. But it’s been trouble ever since..

An angry monster face, an empty silhouette, a strange 80s like computer generated image.

I don’t like them. So I said “Fuck you Anonymous Poster- Don’t be afraid!!” And I made my gravatar a photo of me in my bikini.

I hope it works. Jeez, these technical issues, they can drive a girl crazy!!

I’m Changing the Name of My Blog

When I first started blogging, I thought I would be writing about my love for beauty and fashion. I called it “Tattoos and Tiaras” because as a heavily tattooed girly-girl, I wanted to demystify the thoughts that tattooed girls are “manly” or “dykes”. What I found myself writing about instead had very little to do with my tattoos or my “girly-ness.” So I’m renaming my blog after my very first post “My Enchanted Life” (if it’s not taken already!) I hope you keep following, reading and liking my stories.

Welcome to “My Enchanted Life.”