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How to Make Guacamole: California Style

My friend Mark took these photos when he came to visit recently – he was fascinated by how we make guacamole! Fresh farmers market ingredients, herbs from the garden, and when we needed a lime or lemon for some tartness, … Continue reading

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The Best Worst Christmas Movie

In the field of modern Christmas classics like Home Alone, Elf, Love Actually, and Christmas Vacation, one movie stands out in my mind as the best worst Christmas movie: the 1986 classic remake of Babes in Toyland, starring a young … Continue reading

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Twelve Crafts of Christmas [Guest Post] DIY Cards for the Non-Crafty with Kate

I enjoy making things, and I frequently say to myself, “Oh, I could totally make that!” But to say I am artistically inclined would be a stretch. When I take on a craft project it needs to be something structured, … Continue reading

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On: Disappointments and Getting the Heck Over Them

On Friday I had one of those days. You know the kind that don’t seem particularly different from any other, except for the fact that something is just wrong? On this day, I found myself on the verge of tears … Continue reading

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