Posts tagged holiday
Lent

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! 

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My December 2015 in Instagram!

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:

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The 2015 Moveable Mess Gift Guide: 20 Ideas for Kids from Babies to Teens (& Pets too!)

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

Also see: Gift Guide for Him & Gift Guide for Her for more inspiration!

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