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Week 7: Cook Up Some Comfort Food | Everyday Nostalgia

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The other day as I was having a conversation with someone I  had just met, and as all first conversations go, we were sharing pleasantries and asking questions of one another. And then the inevitable Colorado question was asked: Are you a native? 

These days it seems not many people in Colorado are natives, and alas, I am not one of them. But I also wasn’t one of the people that spent their whole life in one place and then wanted to venture out and see the world. Due to the nature of my father’s job, I spent my childhood moving from place to place, from Indiana to South Carolina to Tennessee to Ohio. A few years here and a few years there made for some challenging transitions and constant change.

But in spite of all the moving we did, I could count on one constant, no matter what state we ended up in: our old antique kitchen table would always come with us and every night, my mom would cook up and place on that table the delicious, comforting recipes that defined my childhood. And even if it was our first night in a new house, the appearance of those familiar foods helped us feel like we were home.

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Take a little trip…

Because Fridays are the perfect day to take vacation.

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Childhood · Nostalgia · Throwback Thursday

Nostalgia Between the Pages: Little Golden Books

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It began with The Poky Little Puppy, Three Little Kittens, The Little Red Hen, and 9 other books in 1942.

Little Golden Books began as a collaboration between legendary publishing company Simon & Schuster and Western Printing based in Racine, Wisconsin. These little full-color books for young readers were published with one idea in mind: make high-quality illustrated children’s books affordable and thus, more accessible.

The concept worked; at the 50-year anniversary of Little Golden Books—25 years ago—the publisher reported that more than a billion and half Little Golden Books had been sold. A publishing achievement of astronomical proportions. Continue reading “Nostalgia Between the Pages: Little Golden Books”

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Media · Music Monday · Nostalgia

15 Unassuming Love Songs that Deserve a Second Look

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As we near Valentine’s Day, we are reminded that love is all around. But remember, you can’t hurry love. Because love takes time.  And when a man loves a woman, one question always comes up: “How deep is your love?” Hopefully, the answer is not, “what’s love got to do with it?

Most people can’t help falling in love. That’s because love is a many splendored thing. So remember, if you want my love, you’ve got it. ‘Cause this crazy little thing called love? Well, this love will keep us together

On this Music Monday, it would be easy to cobble together a list of celebrated love songs to stir your nostalgic hearts for Valentine Tuesday…but we’re not going to do that. Continue reading “15 Unassuming Love Songs that Deserve a Second Look”