turkeys and pumpkins and printables, oh my!

i LOVE Thanksgiving. the minute Halloween was done last weekend, i tore down all the spiderwebs and creepy stuff and started getting psyched about having a homeful of people i love in a few weeks. my mom, father-in-law and sister-in-law will all be visiting with us for the holiday. it’s the first time we’ve ever […]

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November first: roasted pumpkin seeds

when life hands you jack-o-lanterns, what to do? duh. in our case this year, the jack-o-lanterns were only carved about 6 minutes before trick-or-treating started last night. but for some reason, even in the hectic rush to get out the door, i had the forethought to actually throw them in some tupperware so i could roast them […]

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wine Wednesday: beef bourguignon

as usual, i did this all totally wrong. or, i mean, as wrong as you can go with a delicious California red. a tinge of fall weather seemed to beg for something hearty to put in our bellies. i had some beef tips of some nature in the fridge. i had a bottle of red […]

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counting on sweater weather! (a Writing 101 mashup)

(image: ZC Textiles) it won’t truly be sweater weather here in Atlanta for another month, at least. but a girl can dream over a pumpkin spice latté (or not — because you would never ever catch me drinking that shit). thank goodness, Jolineys over at Keeping Track included me in her so-very-fall-ish Sweater Weather Tag so […]

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Writing 101: a map and a stat

aww hell, y’all. i just realized Blogtober starts tomorrow. looks like Helene and Tay are maybe not playing this year, so not sure which group i will link up with. (alternates, anyone?) with a backlog of Writing 101 posts, plus an urge to get back to some of my normal posts, maybe not finding a […]

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stealing from myself: a poetweetagram

Wuss zone by Kristin Is about to be 1 badass scramble. And realize the sunroof is open. That this should be on my table Epically bad is about to happen In treasonous twitter rant I should probably pray more often. Jeans I just bought suddenly giant! Insane people who don’t listen. More fun Friday nights […]

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Writing 101: dear Lottery Gods . . .

dear Lottery Gods, we need to talk. i’m the truest of the true believers. a faithful participant in your rituals. a regular proselytizer, spreading your gospel. winning my fortune $1 at a time is just. not. cutting it. i want to know what more i need to do to receive the joy of your bounty. […]

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Writing 101: coffee talk

if we were having coffee right now, i’d tell you how excited i am to be the only one awake in the house. i’d tell you it’s my very favorite time of day — when things are quiet and clean. it’s one of my very few windows of me time, so it’s a really perfect […]

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Writing 101: rules, schmules.

i’m late. i’m incomplete. i’m out of order. i didn’t follow directions. but i’m here. i haven’t done my assignment since last Friday. there were nosebleed seats to be sat in at a Falcons game (rise up!). there were reflections to capture for a blogiversary (happy, happy!). and there was some general re-arranging of life that necessitated […]

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happy blogiversary: 1 year, 10 lessons

i can’t believe it’s been an entire year since, following much deliberation and obsessing, finessing and freaking the fuck out, i quietly and haltingly, over several glasses of wine, took the password protection off this bad boy and unleashed it on the world. i was so nervous, y’all. what would anyone think? maybe no one […]

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Sunday supper: mushroom chicken

y’all, it was gorgeous in Atlanta today — gorgeous! all clear skies and cool air. at least for the moment, it feels like fall has arrived. it got me in the mood for some soft, creamy comfort food. (also, it was finally cool enough to run for the first time in months, so i felt […]

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