Category Archives: holidays

What is it about Target’s rows and rows of fun-sized candy bar bags that simultaneously excites me and causes me to lose my mind? I mean, Target has a row devoted entirely to those bags of bite-sized wonder all damn year and I don’t even blink as I push my cart past it. Is it […]

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Today I’m taking you back a year to one of my favorite stories, but also back to 1982 when that boy asked you to dance and you were damn glad you’d curled your bangs extra tight and worn your dress with the puffiest sleeves. Click HERE to relive the memories, because although this is my […]

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…you never know what you’re gonna get. If my 2014 had a motto, that old, overused —yet always fun to say in your best Forrest Gump voice—adage would be it. Actually, when I think about it, that metaphor would have worked beautifully for 2012 and 2013 as well. Let’s just say that I’ve bitten into a […]

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This Christmas, for the first time in 19 years, I didn’t buy a toy. Oh, it’s been years since I’ve bought a Barbie or a Build-a-Bear, but for the past couple of years my 13-year-old was into making YouTube videos with Littlest Pet Shop figures, so her Christmas list still contained a few wishes for new […]

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Relax, my friends. It’s less than a week before Christmas and I’m here to help. No, not with more drink recipes (but if you’d like to go there, just go here), but with a few of my other favorite recipes and things that help me get through these crazy, last minute days free of stress and […]

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I’m in the middle of an annual Hell I create for myself this time of year. I call it “The Great Balancing Act,” and the hellish part of it is in the actual balancing. Let me explain. Every Christmas I make it a point to not only get my girls the exact same number of […]

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Stop. Before you scold me for not posting in like two weeks (like exactly two weeks), please bite your tongue. I’ve had such a great week that I refuse to be brought down by the three, maybe four of you who missed me over the past couple of weeks and now want to complain. I […]

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If you should know anything about me, it’s that I love a good, festive cocktail. Well, that and the fact that my head has the cirumference of a prize-winning watermelon and that I know all the words to the theme song to “Joanie Loves Chachi” and will gladly sing it upon request, but it’s true that […]

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  Sure, Thursday is a day to be thankful for many things. It goes without saying that most of us are thankful for our family, their health, our health, all the blessings in our lives (no matter how hard they sometimes are to find), our friends and our pets and the roof over our heads. But […]

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*This is an edited and updated version of a post from 2013, because even though a year has passed, my addiction never will* I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again (and again next year…and again the year after that…), the day they set up the Christmas corner at Target is one of my […]

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