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Merry Happy

December 24, 2013

Well, now that it’s Christmas Eve, I’ve finally gotten all the Christmas stuff out. Better late than never, right?

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Advent Activities

November 30, 2013

On Black Friday we were sort of looking for things to do. Niece #2, Hannah, was over for a couple of days and we decided to make a list of things we could do in our little town. Continue Reading…

Dia De Los Muertos

November 1, 2013

Today is Dia de los Muertos…Day of the Dead. A day that we remember those whom we loved and who came and went before us. We honor them with photos and flowers and sugar…three of my favorite things. Continue Reading…

Dr. Pepper Birthday Party: The Details

September 30, 2013

If the devil is, indeed, in the details… then indeed, my very favorite part of most things is filled with ooey gooey devil filling. It’s true, sadly true. If you know me at all, then you know my motto: Why make it simple when you can make it completely complicated? Continue Reading…

Dr. Pepper Birthday Party: The Idea + The Invitations

September 23, 2013

A few years ago I decided that I liked Gabby’s approach to birthdays.… have select years where a big friend party is an option and kick back on the other years with small dinners, or sleepovers or trips to the movies, whatever. Except we only have one kid, so I modified it a little and thought these years would be good for parties: 1 (which was really for us), 4-8 (when they’re completely into them), 13 (because of teenage years), 16 (because of I don’t know, last possible chance, who knows if he’d even be into it at this point). Continue Reading…

Oh The Holiday Cards I’d Send You…If I Actually Sent Holiday Cards.

December 11, 2012

I used to be great at sending out Holiday cards…but sometime over the last five years I’ve just sort of stopped. I feel bad about that. Or, kind of bad. Sorta. I mean, I still make a few cards every year for posterity’s sake or whatever…and I usually send one to my mom. But for the rest of you out there, sorry. I love you. And I really love receiving and seeing your cards. But I suck at cards. Continue Reading…

Here’s What: A Quick Note to Elf on the Shelf Overachievers

December 3, 2012

This isn’t a new sentiment. And I’m by no means the first to type this, but it apparently needs to keep being said because you’re getting more out of control by the day. You. Yes you, You Overachieving Elf on the Shelf people. It’s one thing that you’re all over my Facebook, Twitter & Instagram pages…jolly-ly hanging him from lighted bunting banners, setting him up with a fishing rod over a toilet filled with goldfish crackers, covering him and your entire kitchen with flour to realistically depict his middle-of-the-night gingerbread cookie making bender.  Whatever. I can deal with  you. But your kids are killing me.

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