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Religion

A Secular Easter

April 4, 2015
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It’s been a few years now that I’ve been an atheist. Each year gets a little easier for everybody (not just for me; for all involved, for the religious family I come from and the religious family I married into) but there are, of course, still a few times each year where it feels like there are sensitive moments that need to be approached carefully. Easter is one of these days. I remember in high school, when I was very…

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Design

December Desktop Wallpaper

December 1, 2014
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It’s December, my beautiful lovelyfaces! It’s the beginning of the month, which makes it the perfect time to get organized and ready for the flurry of making things. To celebrate, I’m going to be posting a new design/printable/etc. to help with holiday gifting. First, desktop wallpapers! This is available in two color schemes at several HD sizes. Blue Christmas 1280×720 | 1680×945 | 1920×1080 | 2560×1440 Pink Cheeks 1280×720 | 1680×945 | 1920×1080 | 2560×1440…

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Blog Crafts

Holiday Love

December 27, 2012

And it’s all over! José and I split our Christmas Eve between my grandparent’s and his parent’s house. I ended up deciding on the Maple Butternet Squash and Apple Soup that I found on FoodGawker for our soup-pot luck. It was a huge hit, which made me ridiculously proud. My family (besides my immediate family) has never tasted my cooking before, and it seemed like everybody was pleasantly surprised at my ability to not blunder in the kitchen. I also made…

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Holiday Cards from Paper Culture

December 6, 2012

This year is the first year that we’re sending out holiday cards (because fourth year together is the magic year…?). This is a tradition that is strong in my family, and one that mystified and annoyed the shit out of José, whose family had a lot of better things to do than put their faces on cards. But whatever because I did it anyway. I ordered these right before leaving for San Antonio, so in a pinch I threw some of our…

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Religion

Xmas: “Christ” Was Never Being “Taken Out”

December 29, 2010
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You learn something new every day! I stumbled across this post on a friend’s Facebook page the other day: ‎”Someone has written that people use Xmas and it means Xhaustion, Xcuses, Xchanges, Xcesses, Xtravagances, Xasperations, Xhibitions and worldly Xcitement. How much better to make the Lord the very center of our Christmas observance. Keep Christ in Christmas!” Very cute. In a comment, somebody left a link to a page explaining that the “X” in “Xmas” actually is representative of the…

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Family Religion

Surviving the holidays, non-affiliated

December 28, 2010
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So now, on the other side of it all, I can officially say- I’ve survived the holiday season for the first time as an unaffiliated person. And it really wasn’t that hard. I think that a lot of people have a vision of atheists as being anti-Christmas, or anti-religious-holidays in general. I can’t speak for the majority of atheists, but as for myself I have no problem with the holidays. If they are something that can bring families together or…

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