Tag: holidays

Hi, Dave

In the first week of October, my husband’s uncle and godfather, Dave, died. It was sudden. Dave was here on Wednesday and gone on Friday. He closed his…

Lace Easter Eggs

I think we’ve known each other long enough that it’s safe for me to show you something: my underwear. This isn’t that big of a step for us,…

Something to Chew on…

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. — Garrison Keillor

The Sweet Truth About Eggnog

It started off as a regular night in bed (as so many nights do). Joe and I were dozing; he was probably dreaming about discovering a new succulent, whereas…

Thanksgiving in a Squash Bowl | All of your favorite Fall flavors, stuffed into beautiful (and edible) squash bowls!

Thanksgiving in a Squash Bowl (Recipe)

Last week, temps were in the 80s and I was keenly aware of how odd it was that I was simultaneously sweating in the heat and kicking fallen…

A Decadent Date at Turf Valley

Quick travel tip: In a pinch, hotel shampoo beautifully doubles as bubble bath. I’d just employed this trick, almost too well (I always forget that the bubbles grow…

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Ho Ho HoCo: A holiday gift guide to Howard County

Hey, I love Target just as much as the next girl. I could live at Marshall’s. HomeGoods and I are the best of frenemies. But whenever I can,…