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Your Dreams Are About To Come True: It’s Almost Not 2016 Anymore!

Official definition according to me*: 2016: n ¹the worst year in recent history; ²the year history wishes it could erase; ³the year happiness almost died *you shouldn’t believe everything you read on the Internet, but in this case it’s true. I promise. I read it on the Internet.** **yes, I read it here on the Internet. In […]

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D.I.Y Christmas Memories

D.I.Y. Christmas Memories

As a young girl, nothing was more fun than decorating our family’s Christmas tree. Excited and eager, I couldn’t wait to peek inside the worn cardboard boxes that held the ornaments my parents had collected over the years. Each ornament was a treasure crafted by my sisters or me. A brown felt gingerbread man stuffed with […]

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The Sweet Tradition of Cinnamon Rolls

Two weeks ago at my side of the family’s annual ThanksChristmasGiving get-together, my mom asked a group of us daughters and daughter-in-laws what we were planning on doing with our families in the weeks preceding Christmas. I have elaborate plans to organize one space every day, so I was sharing those and getting good feedback […]

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When you give TOO much

When You Give TOO Much

It’s the week after Thanksgiving and you’ve recovered enough from your turkey and stuffing-induced coma that you decide it’s time to put up the Christmas tree. Excited for that day of making family memories while you trim the tree, you start to wonder how you can squeeze it in between the piles of toy clutter that swamp the […]

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