My Latest Obsessions

Telestrations* is like playing telephone but with with sketches.  It is hilarious.  Each person is given a secret word that they write in their sketch book.  You pass your sketch book to the next person, and that person illustrates your secret word.  Then, that person passes the book to the next person, who tries to guess […]

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Why Don’t You…?

@akaleistar Go to a hockey game? Order a Dunkin’ Donuts red velvet doughnut? Take a friend to see Wreck-It Ralph? Wow guests with a Thanksgiving tablescape? Memorize a poem? Read a book by Kate Morton? Bake a pie from scratch for Thanksgiving? Skip the holiday crush and shop online? Celebrate National Novel Writing Month by […]

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The Little Things

 Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.  -Robert Brault Attempting to crochet my first blanket. Stomping through piles of leaves. Tiny cupcakes that taste delicious. Nails that remind me of funfetti cake. Dressing fashion shows.

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The Weekend

This weekend went by way too fast.  I helped dress a fashion show at Macy’s then checked out Me-Ality, a body scanner that matches you with styles and brands that fit your body.  Unfortunately, I found the sizes to be way off, but I’m excited to see how this technology develops.  In a few years, […]

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The Blah List

Everyone has bad days.  I seem to be having a string of them.  It can be so hard to be positive when life isn’t going my way, but sometimes doing something silly or out of the ordinary is enough to get me through to better days.  Here are some things I recommend if you are […]

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Why Don’t You…?

Treat yourself to apple cider and donuts? Make a costume for Halloween?  Perhaps based on a literary character? Visit a pumpkin patch? Bake a brownie pecan pie? Buy yourself a cute, new sweater? Invite friends over to watch Clue and play the board game? Wear something pink in support of breast cancer? Send a postcard […]

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The Best of Things

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope […]

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Fall Baking

@Akaleistar I’ve been in a creative crisis the last few days.  So, I do what I always do when I need to clear my mind.  I bake.  I wanted cookies that tasted like fall, so I used molasses, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger.  The recipe still needs some tweaking, but the cookies turned out so good […]

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Why Don’t You…?

Drink a tall glass of sweet tea? Watch a marathon of Doctor Who? Listen to an audio book? Visit the farmers market? Buy yourself flowers? Make a list of places you want to visit? Bake a carmel cake? Learn a word in another language? Go apple picking? Throw a barbeque and enjoy the last days […]

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In Search of the Mother Road

This week’s IFB Project asks bloggers to tell an inspirational story.  The hard part has been deciding what story to post.  The one where I work as a stand in and meet Hugh Jackman?  This week’s near miraculous discovery of Chanel sandals at the local Salvation Army? What exactly is an inspirational story? To me, […]

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