Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

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So, Halloween. For me, it’s really just this annoying speed bump in between labor day and thanksgiving. I’ve never been a fan. Not even when I was little. I was always dressing up in ballet for this performance or that character, so to put on some costume wasn’t all that thrilling. But holidays are also…

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cheersing to…

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(gets up on soapbox) watch this. and if you’re not moved to tears for this brave, strong little girl who sees everything that’s wrong with the world, and if your heart doesn’t shatter and if any hate you have left inside of you that’s reached well past its expiration date, you’re lost. and you’re the…

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the best kind of lost

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I’ve been thinking a little bit about being stuck. About feeling like you’re in a canyon and you can’t find the way out you so desperately seek. How you convince yourself that if you stay the course, if you walk this tightrope, you’ll be just fine. You’ll come out fine. How you’ll be safe if…

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Cheersing to…

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1. this mother and daughter conversation had me in stitches. and rang oh so true. 2. ellen coming back on television. and taking the first lady to cvs because soon she’s going to have to re-enter civilian life. weird to think she hasn’t had to grocery shop in 8 years. 3. people who know me…

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Spiced-Rubbed Flank Steak Tacos with Avocado Crema

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flank steak tacos. we meet again. you’re like that boyfriend i just keep coming back to. if that boyfriend was beautiful and delicious and made me feel happy and content. i guess i don’t really see the problem here. i do not know what it is about them. flank steak tacos, that is, not ex-boyfriends…

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cheersing to…

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1. I can’t believe kids are going back to schools. I know many of you are probably relieved, but I’m always jealous. I loved the anticipation of a new school year. The clean slate. I’m such a nerd. This is my very favorite poem about the first day of school – I can’t read it…

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cheersing to…

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1. This bride who isn’t able to have her dad walk her down the aisle, but his heart is with her in more ways than one. 2. The wanderlust ache is at an all-time high. I find myself daydreaming about being “anywhere but here” constantly recently. I dream of the white houses built into the…

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