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 in 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

Christmas, Unwrapped

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With the New Year on the horizon, and Christmas already in the rear-view mirror, I thought that today was the perfect day to reflect on the holiday season: what happened, what I loved, what I would like to change moving forward. This is especially fitting since outside the window lies a snowy and white landscape, and curling up in the TreeHouse with a hot cup of tea and my laptop is all I want to do. Continue reading