day of the dead

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The Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos) is a very unique holiday. It originated in Mexico and is widely celebrated inĀ Latin America and the United States. Call me clueless, but I never knew anything about this holiday – I don’t think it made it to the list of celebrations from around the world that we studied in grade 4.

I did find myself intrigued by the growing popularity of sugar skull designs and make-up, though. They were popping up everywhere: on screen printed clothing and party supplies, on my Facebook newsfeed, and most notably on Pinterest Halloween costume boards.

For years I wondered: what is this absurd, beautiful, morbid trend with skeletons that’s on the rise? Continue reading

becoming a mrs

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I need to start writing to you guys more. Not only because I miss writing, but also because this lovely little site is a costly affair. Just for your spectator enjoyment and my need to have a place to share, I’m now spending $200 a year! Seriously, they get you with those promo prices. But it just auto-renewed, so here we are.

It’s Friday night. And I’ll be honest with you, I’m already a couple of glasses of wine deep. I’m not sure how bad that really is – the bottle was from a vineyard in New Brunswick (Winegarden Estates) and their labeling is very similar to that of a make-your-own establishment; few details, and no percentage count. It could be really good news, or it could be juice – I guess only time will tell.

I started a post a couple weeks ago when I got home from my road trip with the man. I obviously wasn’t very on the ball with that one, since it never got finished. So now I’m wondering whether I fill you guys in on what I was typing back then and scrap the other one, or if I just wait until I return to it and finish it.

Who am I kidding? I should probably just fill you in now – it’s no secret – and god knows that I’ll never go back and finish a draft post. I found true love. Continue reading