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Just what we deserve

The rivalry between Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia is special, and especially for anyone who went to either of those schools, it’s big. And it’s fun. I went to… Read more >

The guacamole curse

About a month ago I was in the grocery store and I walked by some tortilla chips, and I was like, guaaaaaacamole! I’d never made guacamole, so I pulled out my phone and… Read more >

The drawer: a clutter story

I have been “decluttering” for the last, oh, seven years. I’m not kidding. I have thrown away, donated, and passed down so many things that it’s crazy. I have gotten… Read more >

My 2015 reading list

I didn’t read as much as I would’ve liked in 2014, but what I read was good. I was all over the place, roaming around the bookstore and library choosing… Read more >

Knitting is the new black

For Christmas, Alyssa asked for a Learn-to-Knit kit, and she got two of them. It took until this week to figure out the instructions, but now that she has, she’s… Read more >

Yummy whole grain pancakes

Don’t let the “whole grain” in this recipe turn you off. These are proof that healthy alternatives can be awesome. We try to stay away from white, enriched flour for… Read more >

If you’re sick, please stay home

I use my blog as a place to share mostly lighthearted things, but today I feel compelled to talk about something serious that is very important to me: if you… Read more >

Let’s be encouragers

A few weeks ago I got a message from someone I met through my job. She said she’d decided to pursue her photography hobby more seriously, and told me she’s now… Read more >

Inquiring minds

Alyssa came home from school and relayed to me a conversation she’d had with a friend. She said the friend had been contemplating what it would be like if people were… Read more >

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