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Little Letters, Thanksgiving 2018

Little Letters, Thanksgiving 2018

Dear Autumn, is it just me or are you particularly lovely this year? You sure took your time getting here, but then the cold came, and with it, a profusion of colors which leaves me almost in pain at the beauty of it. I’m afraid I spend much more time looking out my office window at the brilliantly red and yellow trees than I should, but I just can’t help myself! Love, Enchanted Dear Dancing, thank you for being the…

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12 Ways to Enjoy Autumn

12 Ways to Enjoy Autumn

Take a day to unpack your warm clothes from storage. Wash the ones that smell, and fill your closet with the others. Do some outfit idea pictures, since the clothes will feel new and exciting from being in storage, then you can refer to these once you are tired of them mid-winter. Pack up your lightest summery clothes. Make sure they’re clean, then store them far away where you won’t see them till spring. Take this opportunity to clean out…

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Today Is Not Your Day

Today Is Not Your Day

Usually I keep the posts on here pretty lighthearted even when attempting to convey something a bit more serious, but today, it’s time for a dash of hardcore honesty. Monday was the Mondayest of Mondays, in every sense of the word. But let me back up a little… You know how sometimes long trips make you feel a bit fuzzy, like everything is surreal, and this could all be a dream you wake up from soon? I was definitely feeling…

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Favorite Moments in Paris

Favorite Moments in Paris

I have found a new favorite travel activity. While in Paris, I stole Lyn’s idea and created several running lists of memories. Feelings evoked, food we ate, extra pleasant people, that kind of thing. Even just a few short weeks later, I look back on it and realize I would have forgotten a lot of them if I hadn’t take time to jot them down. Would you like to explore several of my favorite moments with me? Picnicking at night…

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Day 23: The Little Things

Day 23: The Little Things

As I’m sure you know, in the quest for living a grateful life, it’s important to not focus all our attention on the big things. I think the quiet little moments of domestic satisfaction are the oil that keeps my crazy life running smoothly. Something as simple as a perfectly cooked egg can be such a pleasure, you know? So today, I wanted to take a look at my favorite little things that are just so nice. The feeling of…

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Little Letters

Little Letters

Dear Thanksgiving, You don’t get nearly the attention you deserve. You were by far my favorite holiday, growing up, and although Christmas is creeping closer each year, you’ll always have a special place in my heart. My family knows how to do Thanksgiving right, and this year, most of us are together and are doing the full-blown spread, with everything from cranberry salad full of cream cheese chunks, to turkey done all night on the smoker, to Mimi’s famous spicy…

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Useful Things

Useful Things

Rachel has been reading a book about sorting possessions based on the joy they bring to your life. Joy is a strong word, one that I prefer leaving to experiences and people, but I do like ranking my possessions based on their contributions to my world. So here, in no particular order, are five things I’ve been appreciating in my life.   My Ikea laundry rack is perfect for apartment living. I grew up using those clunky wooden racks and thought them mostly bulky and…

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On Looking Forward to Summer

On Looking Forward to Summer

I have a lot to live up, you know? After so many of you read my post about complaining about the weather, I’m just going to have to tackle my rocky relationship with summer head on this year. As the days get longer and warmer, and spring is most definitely here to stay, I’m mentally preparing myself for what is to come. North Carolina summers are nothing to sneeze at. In the past, I’ve made effort to not complain about the…

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Complaining About Weather, or, Stop Being a Wuss

Complaining About Weather, or, Stop Being a Wuss

Weather. It’s the one thing in life that is inevitable, yes? Rain, Sunshine, Cold, Heat, Clouds, Wind…we know the cycle. It’s been the same our whole lives. And yet. Weather is the one single thing that people complain about, All. The. Time. As one friend commented recently, you’d think we would realize that every winter it is going to be cold, and every summer heat waves will come, and each and every day will either be sunny or cloudy. But…

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