Today is Fat Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, if you will, and we've certainly been feasting while we're here! Tomorrow, Ash Wednesday begins the Lenten season - the fasting season. Lent is when we're meant to prepare ourselves for Easter and abstain from anything unhealthy in our lives. This includes "No Meat Fridays," which contrary to the myth, was not started as a conspiracy with the Pope to bolster the fishing economy. Although, I did find this interesting article from NPR that explains in brief how Christian fasting has affected the fishing industry throughout the centuries - from the first century up to and including the McDonald's Filet-O-Fish!Read More
What a strange December!
It took a while to get into the Christmas spirit this year. Not least of all because of the weather (it was up to 70 degrees some days!). I was debating whether or not I should get a tree this year, since it was just me and Joe here for 95% of the month, but we did end up getting a small, fake tree. I spent so much time making gift guides for him and her and kids for the blog that I barely had time to buy gifts for my list. And I think I listened to Christmas music only like two days this year!
Still, I ended up having a lovely Christmas with the whole family in from San Francisco, Manhattan, and North Carolina.
Here's what Insta saw in December:Read More
I hope you don't mind if I take some time off to enjoy the holidays...all my siblings are in one place again and it's the first posting days I will have missed since I began this blog 4 months ago!
But, I will leave you with this in my stead:Read More
And for my last Gift Guide: 20 Ideas for Kids, Teens & Pets, including:
- Your friends' new baby who is bound to rule the world
- Your cousin's toddlers who are not lacking in personality
- The inbetweener cousins who are still figuring out how cool they are
- The kids you used to babysit for who are suddenly taller than you and cooler than you
- Your furry, flighty, or scaly friends or, specifically, Buzz the cat
This was a whirlwind month. The moving from one house to the other and the hosting of holidays really made time fly by. To carry on with my Instagram Roundup, here's what Insta saw in November:Read More
Realize that even though it is just your close family (and not even the whole family), you will have over 30 people. Realize further that Thanksgiving is a mere 2 weeks away.Read More