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Weekend links

It’s December. What can you stop doing this Christmas? :: Shalom Mama How to survive holiday shopping when you are highly sensitive :: Sorta Crunchy Easy mason jar snowglobes :: The Inspired Room When you need to undecorate for Christmas :: Nesting Place …and from our travel blog, I wrote this week about how to (read more…)

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On living well

Apple peelings, like thin green ribbons, looped in a heap. Cubes of cold butter sat askew on the cutting board, a knife lay close for slicing them into chunks. Measuring cups from big to small, in a jangle with the measuring spoons, were pushed off to the side, but still handy. Cinnamon and nutmeg, salt, (read more…)

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#76: Born with wings

Journaling—why is it such a powerful tool for expression and decompression? I talk with AoS contributor Katie Clemons of Gadanke, a new mom who’s found an outlet in creating unique journals for all sorts of occasions. We talk about books, poetry, online dating, airplanes, living abroad, raising a bilingual child, and unusual houses: Katie currently (read more…)

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The practice of loss

I‘m married to a man who’s practically the opposite of me. He’s a textbook left-brain analytical engineer, punctual, logical, strategic and decisive. “I’m gonna need some more information” is an often spoken phrase of his, and I’m convinced Joe Friday is his long lost uncle – Just the facts, ma’am. I know he’s thinking that even if (read more…)

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Trade as One (giveaway!)

Trade as One is easily one of our favorite companies to endorse around here because of the beautiful symbiotic relationship involved. Support them, and you support your family just as much. In their words, their mission is to “use fair trade to promote sustainable business and break cycles of poverty and dependency in the developing (read more…)

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