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Snow day

Snow day

Now that the Epic Snow Storm of 2012 (what we Midwesterners call 4-8 inches of accumulation spread out over 4 days) is drawing to a close, I’m taking a blog post to reflect on its Epic Epicness. the Epic Snow Storm of 2012 I took many pictures of our neighbors’ extremely photogenic red barn… the … Continue reading

A Christmas Miracle

A Christmas Miracle

In my small midwestern town, snow doesn’t happen often enough. That would explain why I screamed like a little girl when I saw tonight’s forecast: (Well technically tomorrow morning’s forecast, but close enough in my book!) And THAT is a Christmas miracle! Merry Christmas, by the way:)

An English cottage Christmas

An English cottage Christmas

The cool thing about writing a blog is that I can assume everyone else wants to talk about what I want to talk about! When my little fingers type up these posts, no one yells, but Hannah! That’s boring/overdone/seen it already! Nope, there’s just blissful silence, broken only by the ticka-ticka-ticka of the keyboard. Today, … Continue reading

Printable Christmas Poster

Printable Christmas Poster

I know, I know, I talked about this year’s Christmas decorations barely 5 days ago. I’m just such a huge fan, I can’t stop! I’m all for playing favorites so I’m going to go for it – this graphic Christmas wall art is my fave. We R BFF’s 4ever! I get happy, tingly feelings every … Continue reading

Have a super-sparkly day!

Have a super-sparkly day!

Oh dear god. Have you seen this MasterCard commercial?   Every time I see it on TV I watch in baffled fascination, and I’ve realized something weird, crazy- (shameful) This commercial is the story of my life. Pure “Eau de Hannah Christiane”, in 30 eye-blistering seconds. Not only am I obsessed with all things sparkly … Continue reading

How to Decorate an Artificial Christmas Tree

How to Decorate an Artificial Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches! In beauty green will always grow Through summer sun and winter snow. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches! Lyrics translated from the German here. Yes, I’m one of those crazy people that puts up their tree the day after … Continue reading

Live Blogging: Black Friday

Live Blogging: Black Friday

“Live blogging” means starting a blog post & periodically updating it throughout the day. I’ve never live-blogged before, but I feel like the gravity of the day demands some extra attention. It is BLACK FRIDAY, people! Try to stay alive out there. 10:50AM– After nomming on some leftover stuffing for breakfast and taking 3 ibuprofen … Continue reading

It’s so sparkly I’m gonna die!

It’s so sparkly I’m gonna die!

Alternate title: “What to do when you’re feeling anti-social on the most social day of the year”. First, my gift to you today is a video. I’ve seen this 5 times now, each time with a different subset of my family, and it is STILL FUNNY. Five times later. Happy Thanksgiving, by the way! What … Continue reading

I probably should’ve gone to work today…

I probably should’ve gone to work today…

I’m on vacation! Well, as of last Friday at 5PM I’m on vacation. It’s a weird feeling! I haven’t had any time off from work since I took a couple days for my Ikea-licious Chicago trip in July to celebrate my birthday. It’s been less than a year since my unemployment experience, and I’m still … Continue reading