Author Archive | Stefanie

Valentine's Day is Stupid

Valentine’s Day is Stupid

And before you get all upset, you should know that if anyone has the right to call Valentine’s Day stupid it’s me. It’s my birthday, after all. When I was a kid and people found out when my birthday is, the first thing they would say was, “Oh wow! You’re a Valentine’s baby! How sweet!” […]

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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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Stories of Love Series: The Day I Met My Husband…Again

My husband and I met for the first time in March 2011. Immediately I thought, “Wow, this guy is incredibly good-looking.” Then we parted ways for the evening and a short while later he texted my friend/co-worker (who also happened to be his uncle’s girlfriend) and asked, “Who’s your friend with the beautiful smile?” But […]

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A Celebration of Pure Imagination

Writing this post was clearly inspired by the late Mr. Gene Wilder. My husband and I absolutely adore him in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Young Frankenstein (it’s FrahnkenSTEEN!), and Blazing Saddles. So, when we were trying to decide on family Halloween costumes for this year, we were almost immediately drawn to the idea of […]

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Why I’m Done Covering Up

Not literally, of course. You’re not going to see me walking down the street with only a purse to my name. Trust me, no one wants to see that. So, just a few weeks ago I was heading out of the house without any makeup on and basically wearing pajamas, when I suddenly became aware […]

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Empty Pockets, Full Hearts

Ten months ago I quit working my paying job. And now we’re basically poor. Let’s go back a little bit. When my son was born, I took twelve weeks of maternity leave then returned to work for two months before deciding (with my husband) to quit work indefinitely. I just couldn’t get right in my […]

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