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Archive for ‘October, 2014’

Hurry! Hurry! We Can’t Wait to Meet You

This year, we aren’t using Great Auntie Trina’s beautiful Halloween countdown calendar (the kids move a little black cat from felt pocket to felt pocket each…


Monster Needs a (Mimi-Made) Costume

Mimi’s at it again. Toiling away in her basement—cutting fabric, sewing seams and carefully attaching appliques. Before she was Mimi, back when she was “just” my…


Like Mother Like Daughter: Feeding the Sheep

Without hesitation, when strangers meet my family for the first time, or when we reconnect with relatives we haven’t seen in awhile, everyone says, “Wow! Katy…