A La Carte

Am I a Puffin or a Walrus?

Back in December, BuzzFeed Quiz posted a quiz on Facebook that felt so right: Which  Animal Are You – Arctic Animal Edition. As soon as I saw the picture I could relate. I felt like all of the animals, depending on the day of the week. Some days I feel like a polar bear, especially […]

Ghosts of Christmas Past — or Why I Love and Hate Christmas

When I was a kid, I both loved and hated the arrival of Christmas. My dad and I had a lot of Christmas traditions: Christmas movie bonanzas, listening to Christmas carols nonstop from Thanksgiving until New Year’s Eve, counting down Christmas together with the special holiday-edition Snoopy countdown they used to feature in the now-defunct […]

Confessions Of An Over-Decorator

Oh my gosh! It’s fall. Finally! Every year I desperately wait for the season of my favorite colors to arrive. I have to be physically restrained on Labor Day to keep from hauling out my season decor. I go crazy, even when my life is out of control busy, and there aren’t enough hours to […]