Category Archives: Seasonal

January is Blue

Blue and green are next to each other on the color wheel, but around this time of year, they couldn’t seem more opposite to me. When I look outside right now, I see white, gray and, if I’m lucky, a … Continue reading

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Turns out March is about as busy as December around here. But that’s no excuse to not wish you and yours a season bursting with music, good food and every beautiful shade of green there is. So far we’ve had … Continue reading

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March is So Here

Finally, the bulk of Winter is over and the Glorious Month has arrived. March is the month of my favorite holiday, the arrival of my dearest season and the birth of my fabulous daughter. I’ve already got a bottle of … Continue reading

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Seasonally Deviant

I’m breaking the rules. Considering my dislike for the cold, tendency to deal with SAD and passion for spring, I think I’ve done quite well with winter in recent history. Wonderful traditions like Winterfest and Chinese New Year, not to … Continue reading

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Cold, Fresh Air

I work hard at not hating winter, mostly for Iris’ sake. But, in all honesty, it’s tough to get excited about playing outside in this weather. So, I look to the benefits of getting out in the frigid air. Did … Continue reading

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Anticipating Thaw

My favorite thing about Winter is Spring cleaning. I recognize the necessary death and destruction of spent foliage and harmful microbes that the cold temperatures bring. I appreciate the sense of clean slates, quiet reflection and beauty in silence and … Continue reading

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Family New Year’s Eve

I’m excited, because I get to spend New Year’s Eve with my sister, my husband’s brother and their awesome spouses. The kiddos will be there as well, but they’ll probably be playing, chilling and fighting in the basement. Growing up, … Continue reading

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Christmas Archives

Happy Christmas Eve to you! Cooking, baking, visiting, listening, erranding and (hopefully) relaxing are the priority today, so I thought I’d give you a touch of Christmas past. It’s interesting to see how this week has changed for me over … Continue reading

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Happy Solstice!

My friend is a genius, and suggested we start a tradition of celebrating the Winter Solstice. It was a simple, relaxed affair that revolved around a fantastic meal and crafting natural ornaments that would feed the local birds and squirrels. … Continue reading

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Freshened Green Bean Casserole

For the past several years, I’ve made green bean casserole for our family’s Thanksgiving dinner. I’ve always used fresh green beans, and have tried different things like adding carrots and sliced almonds. Last year, I decided to ditch the canned … Continue reading

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