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Out of the blue - Sewoverit Heather Dress

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I am really bad at getting pictures at this time of year so it has taken me a couple of weeks to get photos of this dress. 346 more words

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The Raccoon in the Tree: A Christmas Story

One of my favorite Christmas memories is of the time that we had a raccoon stuck in the Christmas tree.

We were visiting my grandparents in Massachusetts, and my uncle brought over a young raccoon. 211 more words


Kale and caramelized onion stuffing

My sister’s fiancé recently participated in a baking competition at the hedge fund he works for.

If that sentence seems odd to you, let me add some context: they live in England, and in England these things are quite normal. 1,037 more words

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Today I crossed the 50,000 word threshold for my National Novel Writing Month project. This is the third time I’ve completed it, having done it in 2007 and 2011 as well. 367 more words


Kale Caesar salad with pancetta

I fully did not expect to make it through this week.

In fact, it was so daunting that it loomed over me all weekend, like a giant mountain in between me and the kickoff of my favorite season, which is ushered in by my favorite holiday. 755 more words

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Classic apple pie

I am not a person who gets excited about pie.

Also, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m definitely not one of those people who “save room” for dessert on Thanksgiving. 743 more words

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Skillet chicken with lemon white wine pan sauce

It’s here, it’s finally here.

Yes, I’m referring to Election Day (and if you haven’t voted yet go do it!).

Let’s be honest, this has been a tough year for America. 956 more words

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