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This was, by a mile, the best birthday party H has ever had. Four of her friends and their moms met us in Brooklyn at Brooklyn Owl, a unicorn horn store, for a day out in NYC. The moms went for coffee, and Adam and I stayed to take photos of the girls picking out their own special unicorn horns, making unicorn crafts, eating unicorn cupcakes, and solving clues for the store’s magic mirror, which spoke to them and transformed them from little girls into magical unicorns. We could not have packed more unicorns in if we tried, it was fabulous.

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We spent Presidents’ Day weekend in Philadelphia, hanging out together and visiting museums.

Saturday morning we headed to Philly and stopped at Legoland Discovery Center Philadelphia, which was actually inside a mall. H loved it, we had a great time there. But, it was pretty packed.

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For Christmas this year, Adam gave me a weekend away in Charleston, completely on my own. I was set to head out the Friday after New Year’s, January 5th, except I still had the flu…and then a snowstorm hit the east coast and closet Charleston down for a few days. So, instead, I flew down on January 26 and stayed two nights, and had the most amazing time wandering around by myself.

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I’ve been on a blogging break all month–work deadlines, holiday prep, everyone’s been sick (I have the flu as I type this, I never get the flu). But this was our December:

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It’s here! Trick or Treat Day came and went. I was so in the weeds with this Belle costume, which H asked for back in July, and I ended up sewing the whole thing on Friday night. I stayed up all night, it took 11 straight hours of sewing, I binged all 9 episodes of Stranger Things 2 while I did it. But she is so excited, and I love how this gown turned out.

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The weather hasn’t been spectacular fall weather yet this year, to be honest. But Mother Nature has had it with us, so it’s not that surprising. We’re still trying to do All Of The Fall Things, though, which means basking in apple season. Even when we set out in the morning dressed for fall, and need shorts and tank tops by lunchtime.

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This is yummy, no carb, easy on a weeknight if you can get some good shrimp. I found this one on Pinterest, from Carlsbad Cravings. This kind of recipe is everything I want for a weeknight. It takes no time to put together, and I don’t have to be at the stove watching it, but it still looks pretty when it’s done. I love thin asparagus–my favorite vegetable next to Brussels sprouts. It’s pretty light, like a summer meal, but the weather has been so mild this fall, until the last couple of days, that it’s still been good light dinner weather.

Ingredients

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Adam was actually in Texas for work on his birthday, but when he got home from that trip we had a weekend picnic at one of our local parks. We actually learned as we were leaving that Hamilton was not supposed to be in that park, but we didn’t see the signs. We’re still learning this whole dog ownership thing, but he had the most amazing afternoon out with us as well.

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Other posts on this trip: We Spent Last Week in ItalyWandering Treviso, Cortina, and BolognaMuseo Ferrari, Venice, Italy

After our week in Italy, we actually headed on to Greece for another week. We just got home yesterday. My mother-in-law and stepfather-in-law have a vacation home there, so we stayed with them and spent the week bumming around the local beaches and towns.

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Other posts on this trip: We Spent Last Week in ItalyWandering Treviso, Cortina, and Bologna, Museo Ferrari

The big draw, the real reason we were in Italy last week, was to see Venice. I’ve been to Rome, and I did an art librarianship course in Florence in grad school. I love Italy. But I’d never been to Venice.

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