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    My 27th birthday (thus far) according to my phone.

    The outfit I wore for my birthday party yesterday — a 1970’s gown I found for a DOLLAR at the thrift store. And also, the 7lb chocolate cake we had, because… hello. Delicious. Well, it’s official: I am 27 years old, finally, unlike every other time this year when I told someone I was 27 and followed that up with “oh wait, just kidding, I’m not there yet.” I don’t know what it is about this year that has made me so excited to be 27 — how many women are glad to be nearing thirty? (and also, I’m nearing 30? When did that happen?) — but for some reason…

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    My Week on Instagram

    I upload so many pictures and videos of Asa to Instagram, so I think it’s about time I start doing these posts regularly! It’s fun to recap his weekly progress; he gets so much more responsive each week, and I love it! I’ve decided to upload my Insta-videos to an unlisted Youtube playlist for those of you that don’t have Instagram, so that I can share them here as well (it’s the only way I could figure out how to share the instavideos on my blog), so if you’re interested in seeing more of Asa, click here to get to the playlist! Asa loves baths. Happy bathed baby | My…

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    My Week on Instagram

    The two biggest things of the week, obviously: I started writing again (and subsequently kept forgetting descriptive words and just marking my place with “WORD” so that I could go back and replace it. Hopefully I remember to actually do that…) and I went blonde. I am shocked by how big of a difference it made to go blonde! So many people didn’t recognize me. Because of the blonde-ness, I also updated my makeup routine. Which you can see in full here. I’m loving the new colors I can get away with now having blonde hair. It’s amazing how changing your hair color can open up  new possibilities that you wouldn’t have…

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    Christmas, according to Instagram

    Since I have no internet at my house, this blog might be an instagram-only blog for a while, unless I manage to take my breaking laptop to my parents’ house or his parents’ house… or Starbucks… but hey, instagram pictures are better than none at all, right? We got our very first Christmas tree, which made me intensely happy, and decorated it solely with ornaments given to me at wedding showers. I love it. And with the branches I snipped off of the bottom of the tree, I made a sad little wreath that, from any other angle, looks very sparse. But I love it anyway. It’s my Charlie Brown…

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    Life Lately

    1. Boots, orange tights, and one of my favorite dresses (from Sarah With a Bow) = fall attire! It’s getting cold enough here that I can’t go without tights any more. 2. This belt makes me feel like Wonder Woman. 3. Favorite tights, favorite new shoes (My first Modcloth Purchase. LOVE.) 4. I made Milk Tarts for the first time under the teaching of a wonderful friend. They were lovely. 5.The most delicious little platter of food EVER. Smoked salmon, roast beef, dill beans, pickles, salad, dill dip, horseradish dip, and delicious sweet bread. Yum! 6. Cookies that Mr. Owl made. SO good. 7, 8: I love Mr. Owl’s socks.…