Stardust

Writings from my little corner of modern domesticity.

Category Archives: Seasonal

The First Snow

There’s something about the first snow of the season that makes me feel…contemplative? Snug? Nostalgic? I’m not sure the word I’m looking for, really- it’s a combination of all those things. And not just the first snow, or even the first snow that sticks- it’s got to be the first snow inside December, or all …

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So We Had a Yard Sale…

Whew! I’ll tell you what- that was an adventure! And let me just say that I do NOT want to do it again any time soon- maybe in a few years. I’d definitely do it again, just not next year or anything (really, if KonMari sticks, I shouldn’t have enough stuff in the house TO do …

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September Already?

I know, I know- it’s 6 days in and I’m just catching on. It just hit me this morning that it’s September- as in, the first month of fall, the beginning of an undeniably scholastic time of year. As long as I can remember, fall has felt very academic to me, even when I haven’t …

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Saving Your Sale From Sucking: A Buyer’s Rant

  Garage sales. Most people have been to at least a few in their lives, and almost as many have held at least one. We’ve been to a lot in the last month or so, and we’ve noticed a lot of things- both good and bad. So I thought I’d do a bit of a …

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A Gardener Lost

Spring is making a blitz of a comeback here in Michigan, and I love it. The sunshine does nothing for my homework productivity or willingness to go to class, but that’s another story… It’s time for airing out the apartment- throwing open the windows and letting the breeze have its way with the dust and …

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Such a Waste

One of the things I hate most about being a student is having to waste beautiful days with homework. You know the ones- where the sunshine and the breezes are just right and the whole of the outdoors is begging you to be out in it. And they’re usually the ones where I get caught …

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Welcome Back

My winter’s break has passed, along with the first week back to classes, and I know in there are several entries I’ve promised and not produced. First: sorry about that. It is partly to blame on my having gotten Skyrim for Christmas, and entirely my fault. Second, this brings me to the ever-popular topic of …

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2011’s Last

New Year’s Eve, after 11 but before 12, and what am I doing? Baking at home while Ryan plays WoW. Opted for a quiet night at home rather than going out and getting into mischief. Plus there’s the Coon family Christmas tomorrow, and I had cookies to bake! 2011 was one of those years where …

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Holiday Hustle

Hello again! I know, I know- I still haven’t finished those 21-Day Challenge posts. I’ve been lazy about getting the photos up, and busy with all the Christmas hubbub after finals finished. Shopping to finish, cookies to make, cards to go out, gifts to wrap- you know, the usual. It’s been fantastic so far, though. …

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Wish List Conundrum

Happy Black Friday, everyone! I hope those of you who went out were successful in your quests, and those of you who stayed in enjoyed the peace and quiet/sleep. I found my perfect pair of brown boots and snagged the last pair in my size (the lady responsible for stocking them had just put it …

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