I’ll never forget the day my mom put out a fire.
She was cooking something on the stove while several of my siblings, one of my grandmas, and I were milling about the kitchen.
Suddenly flames towered around the frying pan.
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Saturday sun rays crept between the blinds. Eight o’clock am. I adore this golden hour, meaning freedom to sleep extra and to slow down after a busy week. All I wanted was to shrink back into my comforter, make a latte, and maybe garage sale — and clean my house. These are what I consider gifts of the weekend.
But a friend — moving out of her home — invited me to help her clean her house.
Continue reading “Mourning Stretches”
Walmart grocery pickup has been my song for about three months now. Right on my way home from work, it saves tons of time. As long as I arrive before 5:00pm, the wait is brief. Almost all of my substitutes have been exciting; usually it means an upgrade — a better brand, or more quantity for the same price.
Continue reading “Can’t Go to the Store for Butter (Grocery Pickup Pros)”
My summer teemed with tulle, roses, rehearsals and silver sandals. I had the honor of serving as a bridesmaid four times (in addition to being a bride) in the span of two months.
Several weeks before the first wedding in June, I was tasked with building a wedding day emergency kit containing anything we, the bridal party, might need.
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