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Bed-warming Options: Pros & Cons

This post is written in honor of all those wonderful places that are experiencing cooler fall weather, especially at night. If you live in a place that gets really chilly toward the end of the year, sometimes socks or flannel sheets aren’t enough. Here’s my review of all your various bed-warming options (feel free to comment with any I’ve forgotten): 1. Husband Pros: You get a heat source that’s the same size as your body — or larger — that  ...

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Traditions that Need to Go Out of Style: “Mr.” and “Mrs.”

….Specifically, teaching children to call their elders “Mr.” and “Mrs./Miss.” I suppose it’s a nice gesture. Truth be told, I probably would encourage my own kids to do it. Not because I’m personally sold on its importance, but to avoid offending that one cantankerous person who will surely get bent out of shape if addressed by their first name. (I’m not necessarily a conflict avoider, but I do choose my battles.) Really, though, the whole  ...

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I Left My Heart in California

I never loved going to the beach. I didn’t hate it, exactly, but I could take it or leave it. It was a nice place to watch the sunset. It was also a bit of long drive to go and spend all day with burning sun and biting wind in your face. To wade around in brackish water that, after about five minutes, ceased to be exciting. To sit in the sand and eat soggy sandwiches that, no matter what, always managed to have as much sand and grit in them as ham or peanut butter. In fact, the sand  ...

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A Guide to the Coffee Menu

Happy National Coffee Day (a day early, so you have time to prepare)! Some people find the array of options at the local coffee shop bewildering, so here’s my handy dandy guide to help you figure out what’s what. Cappuccino — Espresso with steamed milk and milk foam. Lovely with cinnamon or cocoa powder and sugar sprinkled on top. Beware of the molten hot espresso and steamed milk lurking under the warm foam; cappuccinos have burned many an unsuspecting tongue. Cold  ...

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