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A Date With Winter

A Date With Winter
One of the things I love about Winter is the forced slowness. You are given a few more opportunities to slow down and get cozy, catch up with loved ones or catch up on your reading list. Continue reading

Choosing Joy

Choosing Joy
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Rather than make a long list of resolutions, I like to choose a word to guide me throughout the year.  For 2023, I've chosen joy.  

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Notes on Tradition | Joyeux Noël

Notes on Tradition | Joyeux Noël
We are nothing if not sentimental. Each member of the Elsie Green family has their own set of traditions they have collected over the years, like the ornaments we have been collecting to adorn our homes. We are all looking forward to these moments with a joyous glow for the upcoming holiday season, and when compiled, these traditions read like a how-to guide for the month of December.   Continue reading

A Meditation on Tradition

A Meditation on Tradition

I used to think traditions were chains.  Something imposed on the family to keep our milestones locked in someone else's vision.     But as I have grown older (maybe wiser?) and my life changes, I have realized that traditions are not chains, but threads that tie us together with our loved ones.  

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POP! | Our 2022 New Year's Eve Guide

POP!  | Our 2022 New Year's Eve Guide
We love New Year's Eve.  It represents for us a moment to celebrate being alive.  And it's a precursor to a re-birth when we turn our focus the next day to our resolutions.  Whether we choose to imbibe on New Year's Eve or not, the night feels filled with champagne bubbles and possibilities.   Continue reading

Elsie's Edit | Paris Edition

Elsie's Edit | Paris Edition

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I do love a good round up.  So we think a monthly round up of my favorite things from books, magazines, real life and around the web is a nice way to kick off 2022.  

I am currently traveling in Paris, so the City of Light is inspiring my list of things I'm excited about this month

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Lessons from Solitude

Lessons from Solitude
It feels like things are getting somewhat back to normal.  I am lucky in that I did not lose any friends or family members to COVID.  So to me getting back ot normal means getting out of the house, enjoying the company of friends and family, and slowly getting back to experiencing life as I knew it before everything turned upside-down.   Continue reading