Tag Archive: new year

Feb 02

Simply Living Blog Carnival February 2013 Call for Submissions: New Beginnings

Welcome to the Simply Living Blog Carnival cohosted by Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children, Laura at Authentic Parenting, Jennifer at True Confessions of a Real Mommy, and Joella at Fine and Fair. We hope that you will join us on the third Tuesday of each month as we share posts about simple living in our lives. Submission deadline will be the …

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Jan 01

2012: A New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone! As I contemplated this day, I thought hard about to mark it for our family. Typical resolutions always seem to fall by the wayside. After reading about various bucket lists, I thought it might be a good idea to make a 2012 bucket list. It took some explaining over lunch one …

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Dec 26

Happy Boxing Day!


Photo by Rob Howells Boxing Day isn’t celebrated much in the States. It started out long ago as the day when wealthy land owners would give supplies to their workers for the following year. Hundreds of years later, the day has turned into a day to think of others – those who are less fortunate or …

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Nov 29



As we gather nearer to the Winter Solstice, the darkness presses in closer, leaving us with an ever decreasing amount of daylight as we go about our lives. This period of darkness is when our family celebrates Halcyon. The word halcyon is used to depict a time of peace and quiet reflection, stemming from the mythical halcyon …

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