E is for Easter Dresses – #AtoZChallenge

When I was a little girl, my mother loved dressing me up for the holidays.  There were Christmas dresses and Halloween costumes, but her favorite was the Easter dress.  I have absolutely no memory of this, but I guess I wasn’t the best sport about all the girly girl stuff.  Fortunately I was also the […]

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My Little Brother is the King of Random

My brother always gives the strangest, most absolutely-off-the-mark gifts. For example, this year at Christmas he decided to do “flashback” themed gifts, where everything should be a wink back to someone’s childhood (or twenty-years-ago-ness, in my parents’ case).  He meant well… but I ended up with a rock excavation kit, my husband with a mecha […]

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My Place

It is the aesthetic of a place that makes it feel like home.  There are rooms and closets and cupboards under the stairs that are so cramped and crowded, filled with musty smells and thick dust and scuttling spiders, that we cannot bear to be there longer than we must.  Those are the worst of […]

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Scrooge

There are dozens of Christmas stories out there.  From Elf to Frosty to Rudolph to those tacky Christmas specials on the Hallmark channel, there are loads of options if you feel like popping some popcorn and curling up on your couch to an evening of holiday fare.  Growing up, we had a handful of Christmas […]

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The Happiest Place on Earth

I was in third grade when I went to Disney World for the first time.  It was a birthday present from my grandfather, who took our whole family in late October.  We live in New England, so the trek down to Orlando represents a significant cost and time commitment to really make the most of everything. […]

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