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Blogtober: <$50 Halloween Outdoor Decorations

I've had a difficult time getting into the Halloween spirit this year. Neither of the neighbors who usually go all out have put up a single thing. Maybe they've been waiting on the hurricane that, fingers crossed, will skip us this year. Maybe their lives have been as hectic as mine. When Dafina, 11 months,…

Blogtober: Top 5 Halloween-Themed Boys’ Names

One hazy autumn afternoon, I sat in a fifth grade classroom and breathlessly opened my Scholastic order. It contained a slim volume about the meaning of names. I was somewhat disappointed by the pedestrian nature of my own name's definition (dark), although I did get a kick out of learning that had my mom gotten…

Blogtober: October Produce

 Follow my blog with Bloglovin Merry October! Let's pick up some PSLs and head to the farm stand for fresh, in-season produce. What do we find? Apples Apples are available year-round in North America because of cold storage, meaning the apples you eat in spring have very often been stored since the previous fall (unless…

Blog Report: September 2018

This is more for my notes than anything, so feel free to skip. What I've done this month: Posted my first blog in over two years on September 11. Skimmed a lot of how-to posts and bookmarked even more. I didn't set any goals this month, and frankly I wasn't sure if I would be…