Category Archives: holidays

When was the last time you were surprised? I mean, really good and surprised? Not in a “oh-crap-I-wasn’t-supposed-to-get-my-period-until-next-week” kind of way, but in a “you’re-taking-me-on-a-long-weekend-away-tomorrow?” kind of way. (And by the way, that’s never actually happened to me, but isn’t that the very best kind of surprise you can imagine?) I love surprises. I always have. […]

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“With Enough Wine, the Holidays Will be Fine.” It’s one of my favorite sayings this time of year, but since I don’t really think wine should have all the fun and because martinis make me feel fancy, I’m once again sharing some of my favorite recipes with you to help get you through the upcoming […]

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You guys. Are you sitting down? Yes? Good. Because I’m going to say something that may knock you off your feet otherwise. I don’t have a lot to say today and I’m not even going to mention the fact that this is the weather I’m experiencing right now. Please note: Feels like -19°. ‘Bitterly’ doesn’t […]

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Since we have six fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year than we did last year, I didn’t feel too badly when I hauled all my red and green tubs out on Monday and started decking my halls. But man, there are a lot of people out there who get verrrry bent out of […]

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  Sure, tomorrow 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. […]

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I was a Halloween kid. As in, started planning my next year’s costume on November 1st kind of a Halloween kid. Over the course of the year I’d change my mind a million times as to what I’d be, but more often than not I’d end up being whatever it was that had been thought up […]

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You know that summer is officially over when the world erupts in pumpkin. Seriously, when did this become such a thing? Not that I’m complaining. I’m definitely ‘Team Pumpkin’ and love me a good Pumpkin Spice Latte (Starbucks – 1, Caribou – 0) as much as the next person, but when I saw this the […]

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New Years.It’s a holiday that I feel comfortable admitting my hatred for.I mean, I’m not a fan of Thanksgiving either, but it seems that any time I tell that little fact to people I get looks like I just admitted to hating crippled puppies or even worse – margaritas. (True story, btw…that I hate margaritas, […]

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In our house this year, there’s been some talk lately about believing.As in each other.As in Santa Claus.As in each other about Santa Claus.You pickin’ up what I’m layin’ down??*Because my sweet littlest Thing reads this occasionally, I want to be as thoughtful as I can here, while at the same time being honest.  Belief.It’s […]

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It’s Friday, December 21st, which can only mean one thing. CHRISTMAS IS IN 4 DAYS! WA-HOOO!!!! Nah, I’m kidding. What it really means is that it’s Friday Favorites day. Oh, and also, the world’s gonna end. I know I’m not the only one scoffing at the Mayans and making jokes about doomsday and the apocalypse. […]

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