As some (12) of you know, I’ve struggled with what to call the new Friday Favorites now that they aren’t relegated to Fridays anymore (or regular for that matter), but never in my wildest list of possibilities did I ever think “Quarantine Favorites” is the title they’d have one day. What a bizarre time we’re…

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Thought I’d take a minute out of my *cough* busy day and check in with you to see how you’re all doing in quarantine. We’re on Day 13 in our house (voluntarily), and since Minnesota has issued a “shelter in place” for two weeks that begins tonight, I will have officially been in jammies quarantine…

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Coronavirus: What it means to all of us

While we’re all handling the self-imposed (or forced) quarantines in our own ways – hopefully by keeping our distance from others and doing all we can to flatten the curve of despair – the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is wreaking havoc on our routine lives. Tragically, many people are affected in ways beyond imaginable, but for…

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For the past five years that I’ve had this little blog, I’ve reposted this story on 9/11. Why? Because we all have our stories from that horrific day, and despite how much we’d like to, we can’t make them change. And because as the years fly by, it’s important to remember not only how things changed that…

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For the past four years I’ve reposted this story on 9/11. Why? Because we all have our stories from that horrific day, and try as we might, we can’t make them change. 15 years ago at this time I was trying desperately to get another hour of sleep. My 4 month old had had a fussy…

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Tomorrow I get have to play dress-up. I use the word “play” because I never dress up. In fact, the last time I wore a dress that you couldn’t wear flip-flops with and wasn’t purchased in the juniors section of Target was at this very same function a year ago. My life isn’t glamorous, ya’ll. I realize…

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14 years ago at this time I was trying desperately to get another hour of sleep. My 4 month old had had a fussy night, and my husband had woken me up at 4:30 a.m. to say a quick goodbye. He was going to NYC for a business meeting, had to catch a 6 a.m.…

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*not a typo. You guys, I’ve been living in a deep freeze for the past week. LITERALLY. And for those of you who get annoyed when people misuse and overuse the word ‘literally’, I REALLY MEAN IT. Fact: Your freezer should be kept at 0° F to keep your food safe (a fact I actually…

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*This is an updated post of one originally published on 9/11/12 13 years ago at this time I was trying desperately to get another hour of sleep. My 4 month old had had a fussy night, and my husband had woken me up at 4:30 a.m. to say goodbye. He was going to NYC for…

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Raise your hand if you noticed that there was no Friday Favorites this week. For the first time ever. In the 15 month history of this little blog.  I’d be terribly disappointed in myself (along with the 12 of you who noticed) if it weren’t for one thing.  I was busy. I know, lame excuse.…

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