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Where there’s smoke, there’s bacon.

My big brother and his girlfriend were in town this weekend and on Saturday morning I managed to make waffles and bacon without setting off our hyper-sensitive smoke detector. This success, while seemingly small, is in fact so colossal that … Continue reading

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Pokagon

We spent last week in Indiana visiting James’ family, before returning to Kentucky for our last wedding of 2013. This was my first Christmas with that side of the family, and along with upholding all of their traditions (fresh baked … Continue reading

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Temporary Permanence.

This past weekend we had family and friends in town and I love the comfortable joy of sharing our home with the people we love. By home, I mean our little apartment, but also our neighborhood with all its weekend … Continue reading

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Today I am thankful for Chinese takeout and colored pants.

It’s THE WEEKEND. Almost. I’m ending this week on a good note, which is to say, an I am thankful list, something we haven’t done around here in a while, much to my chagrin. I just got so busy standing … Continue reading

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The Soul of Hospitality

When you live in a cool city, you inevitably have lots of visitors. As a middle child with a severe case of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), this is awesome. The year I lived in Paris, I think I hosted … Continue reading

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The Last Road-trip.

In May, I took my car in to get the oil changed. The little sticker that they put in my window said that I would need my next change at a certain number of miles, or November 13, 2013. I … Continue reading

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My sister’s wedding.

I have never had a sister. Growing up, I really didn’t mind, as I am kind of an over dramatic middle child who felt that having all the attention as the only female child was her exact due. Admit it, … Continue reading

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Last weekend.

You know those weekends where you try to squeeze EVERYTHING in? Last weekend was one of those. I am super guilty of event cramming. I hate saying no to any activity,  I hate turning people down for things or passing … Continue reading

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Vacating: These People.

I’m sure that there are families who go on vacation together and everything is perfect. I imagine these families going to the beach, and flying there of course.  I imagine that they calmly and politely eat breakfast together, laze about … Continue reading

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Vacating

There is something so nice about vacating. And yes, I mean vacating, not vacationing. I like that vacating implies a sudden emptiness, like we just disappeared, because that is what is so magical about vacations: we disappear from life just … Continue reading

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