Being Considerate this Halloween Season

ML in chicken costumeLet me preface this my saying that I am not anti-Halloween. My husband and I let our children dress up in fun costumes and watch It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown once or twice. My goal with this post is not to take away anyone’s fun, but to get people to be considerate and thoughtful when it comes to certain aspects of the holiday – particularly when it comes to children and to those who are grieving. Let me explain.

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How I’m Wearing the Color of the Season

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Confession: When Pantone announced that the 2015 Color of the Year was Marsala, I was not impressed. Okay, maybe I was more disappointed. In my grandmother’s words, maroon shades are not becoming to my pale skin and light hair. But I was determined to work the popular color into my wardrobe somehow.

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Mamie’s Poppy Plates: A Lasting Gift to Families Suffering From Stillbirth or Infant Loss

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I truly believe most people want to do or say the right things when loved ones are suffering, but often times they don’t know what that entails. So today I am sharing an interview with Sarah Adams, founder of Mamie’s Poppy Plates, about tangible things we can do or say when friends or loved ones suffer from stillbirth or infant loss. You will be moved reading Sarah’s story in her own words and inspired by how she turned her family’s deep loss into a non-profit organization that is providing tangible mementos to grieving families around the country. Read More

May Designs Notebooks + A Giveaway!


I have been following May Designs on Instagram for a long time now but just recently ordered my first notebook (after many readers suggested to do so!). I loved it so much – the quality, the design, the price – that I reached out to May Designs to see if they’d be interested in a giveaway for my readers and, good news, they said yes!

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Wonderful Fall Children’s Books


At the start of each new season I like to pull together (mostly) classic children’s books for my readers to enjoy with their children or grandchildren. Whether you take this list to the library or order on Amazon to add to your own collection of wonderful children’s books, I hope you find a new favorite on this autumn list! And don’t forget: any of these books would also make a wonderful gift for a fall birthday!
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