Tag Archives: Seasons

Dear Snow: Enough is enough.

No Potholes

Warning: Monday Rant.  Not very well written but I have to get this out or I’ll explode. Yesterday’s snow/rain/sleet/ice storm was the last straw for me.  I’m over it . I’m sick of snow. I’m not just some girl “from away” that can’t handle this winter.  Some Southerner that can’t deal.  This winter is ridiculous. This […]

The heart of the snowstorm, no matter where you are from.

My last post was a little snarky jab at how Northerners and Southerners approach snow differently.  It was meant to be silly in a way – for both sides of the coin.  If you didn’t have a chance to read that post, check it out here…and then come back to something with a different tone […]

Snow and Ice: A Southerner’s Point of View

This was taken in 2011 - my first Maine Winter.

This is my fourth winter in Maine. I’m used to telling people that. Whenever I meet someone, after they pick up on the tell-tale Southern accent, the question is inevitable, “Is this your first Maine winter?” No.  It isn’t. I’ve already accepted the fact that I will always be “from away”.  I’m OK with that […]

Holiday Traditions: The Christmas Story

Merry Christmas

This month I’ve been posting about Holiday Traditions.  You’ve heard about my daddy’s annual Christmas poem, our Elf on the Shelf, Christmas Pajamas, and how fun it is to make tasty treats with the kids.   It has been fun sharing these little glimpses into our family with you.  Even though family traditions vary from family […]

Holiday Traditions: Elf on the Shelf. Or in our case “Elf off the Shelf”.

Cole the Elf... Our Elf on the Shelf.

He joined our family the day after Thanksgiving in 2009.  I was 8 months pregnant with Little Man and Curly Q was 3.  We were living in limbo, so to speak.  Our move to Maine was forthcoming, but first we had to celebrate Christmas, have a baby a couple of months after that, and then get […]

Holiday Traditions: My Daddy’s Christmas Poem

Little Man, Pop, & Curly Q

Holiday traditions.  Every family has them.  Many are shared, and many are as unique as the people that celebrate them.  As we have traveled and moved our family from one part of the country to another, it is always interesting to hear what other families are doing during the holidays and how those traditions are […]

Thanksgiving Tip: How to lose 5 pounds before the big meal

Before & After Pics:  Weight Loss Hairstyle

Fast forward to the way you feel just after that big holiday meal.  You have consumed a couple of helpings of your favorite dishes and maybe even a slice of pie.  You are full.  You wore your stretchy pants and dread getting onto the scales after consuming so many rich foods. You could do like […]

Thanksgiving Traditions: Dressing vs. Stuffing

Holiday Traditions: Part 1

I love Thanksgiving.   I love everything about Thanksgiving.   I love reflecting on all that we are thankful for.  I love how the house smells.  I love traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation; not just in my family, but all across our wonderful country.   But there is one tradition […]

It’s going to be a Pinteresting weekend. ‘Tis the Season to be Crafty!

Coffee Filter Wreath

‘Twas six weeks before Christmas, and all through our home, Not a single light was twinkling, except for the one my daughter left on.   No lights have been strung in the front yard with care, (And if they hadn’t started rotting our jack ‘o lanterns would probably still be there.)    So with a […]