See if this is you: ✅ relies on coffee for sustenance ✅ embraces positivity✅ likes cats and/or octopuses (or know someone who does) ✅ will be in southern Mass. or northern Rhode Island on Dec. 7, 8, 14 or 15 Does that fit … Continue reading Stock up on positivity (and holiday cheer) in Fall River and Pawtucket art shows
22° That’s Providence’s low temp today. (yipes!) Cold enough for you yet, November? Though I guess it does feel more winter-y with that kind of weather, which leads us to more Christmas-y vibes, too — Vibes which were on full … Continue reading Cold days — and Christmas decorations on Etsy
We have a Christmas tree in our house presently. In fact, I just put it up this weekend. “Heresy! We’re only halfway through October!” — Most self-respecting, decent folk Yes. But. Shelter pets can’t wait for December to think about … Continue reading Pumpkins (and also Christmas trees): Art show schedule
IT’S CHRISTMAS, YOU GUYS!!! We made it! And here’s my (little) gift to you: A quick roundup of all (or at least, what I could find … Continue reading In my sketchbook: A Very Furry Christmas
Remember when we were kids, advent calendars (if we had them at all) were simple affairs. Thin cardboard boxes with little pop-out doors hid little pictures inside, or even plastic-molded chocolates, one each day until Christmas. Now, things are a … Continue reading 3+ME: Squeeze Christmas memories into the little things – like advent calendars
The stepmom was nestled overtired in her bed, while visions of holiday stress danced in her head. — Me, circa now We had the weekend all planned out. Go to the Nerf night at Mastermind Adventures … Donate books to … Continue reading 3+ME: The most stressful time of the year
I don’t particularly like home improvement stores. If I have to go to a Lowe’s or Home Depot, I prefer it to be for fun accessory-type things, not large (commitment-heavy) construction-y things. In those stores, though, there’s this one aisle with accessories that I always thought was cool: The one with little signs used by small businesses. Signs with hours. Exit signs. And the most important one: “Open” signs. I thought it’d be cute being a small business owner, coming in to choose which signs to add to your store. Those are the little bonus things in life. The little bonus things … Continue reading My online shop is OPEN!
For one week, we pretended having a “normal” family. OK, I realize that sounds odd (especially if you know us), but hear me out. I don’t mean “normal” as in, we behaved less weirdly than usual. (Us? Come on now, … Continue reading 3+ME: Downsides of part-time custody (part 1)
That’s the funny thing about time, it just keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future. No sooner do you accomplish one thing, then just like … Continue reading Can’t stop, won’t stop?
There’s this adorable arts festival in Pawtucket, R.I., each Christmas. And by “adorable,” I mean, “it has some freaking impressive artists who are crazy good at what they do.”
It isn’t just your average little craft fair. Oh no, these folks are GOOD. Their art is GOOD.
And their price tags match.