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Five Fun Fall Family Photos

I was scrolling through my photos and realized I have not been taking enough pictures of my family lately. There are tons of listing photos for Etsy, pictures of food I might or might not blog about, but very few from our recent family outings. I haven’t posted any photos from our recent apple picking…

33 for 33

When I turned 30, I set myself a goal: I would do 30 new things before I turned 31. Well, that didn’t exactly work out, though I did do one big thing. I gestated a baby. Which is a lot harder than it looks. Anyway, I don’t plan on gestating anything this year except maybe…

Birthday Cake

I always gain weight in October. It’s getting colder. The oven warms the house. The smell of fresh baked bread masks the fact that you haven’t opened the windows in days. Go to the pumpkin patch. Have some cider. Have some candy corn and pumpkin pie. Festive, festive, festive. And then it’s my birthday. Two…

Writing Prompt: Birthdays

Tomorrow is my birthday! I will be 33 years old. Wow. I remember when I had a notebook in which I counted all the days until I turned sixteen (I was twelve at the time and thought sixteen would be a magical age–how wrong I was and how many days I had before I found…

Baked Bones with Blood

It’s super easy to find sweet snacks to make for Halloween. Caramel apples, witches’ hats, apples carved and stuffed to look like monsters with big mouths. But if you’re throwing a Halloween party, or if you’ve been asked to bring something to someone else’s, you might want something savory to set on the table. So…

Everyday Life in Black and White

There’s a challenge going around Facebook right now where people post black and white photos of their lives for seven days. The rules: no people, no explanations, and you’re supposed to challenge someone new every day. Well, no one has challenged me. It’s a lot like being at the Snowflake Dance in seventh grade, which…