What I’m Loving This Week, Vol. 6

Happy day-after-Thanksgiving, friends. I don’t know about you, but this is one of my weekends of the year. It usually means I’ve rested, I’m full of delicious food, I’ve reconnected with family and it’s the calm before a storm of holiday activity ....more


I could write a list. A book. A series ....more

The Shoebox Project

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Turkey Twice

Did I say we are gratissimi* for so much? *'very/utmost/the most grateful' (Latin, superlative of gratus) ...more

Giving thanks

This time of year is particularly bittersweet for me as we surpass family get-togethers, special events, and holidays I never thought we'd see before having Clementine home with us. Last Thanksgiving, I said to myself, "Surely she will be home for this next year." Surely she would get to wear the clothes I unwrapped for her from her MeMaw and PaPaw two years ago at Christmas. Surely we'd be celebrating her first Christmas with us in 2014 ....more

Food Coma.

It’s Thanksgiving, and my title says it all. I’ll be back tomorrow; I’m taking a Free Pass today for NaBloPoMo because I don’t think I can stay awake long enough to If you are not reading this on Suburban Scrawl or your RSS reader, then it's been plagiarized! ...more

I know you binge.


Macy’s 53rd Annual Santaland in Downtown Minneapolis

One of my FAVORITE holiday traditions is visiting the downtown Minneapolis Macy’s display. While the story hasn’t changed in several years {A Day in the Life of an Elf} I love bringing the kids downtown and enjoying a fun city day, visiting the display, eating cookies as big as their heads, choosing a new ornament for our tree and of course, going home with a box of Frango mints. We attended the Macy’s Santaland media preview last week and the evening was magical ....more