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Dawn Quyle Landau
Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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Tag Archives: Christmas
I’ve always loved Christmas, and when I married Smart Guy and we agreed to raise our children in the Jewish faith, I embraced Hanukkah as well. For nearly 30 years, December has been a month of festivity and fun! … Continue reading
Today, I’m asking you to go somewhere else, to read Tales From the Motherland. This is my first original Huffington Post piece– the first time I didn’t write it here first, and repost it there! So, please head over to … Continue reading
I believe in magic; I’ve said it before. I believe that magic presents itself to us in ways that we don’t always recognize or appreciate, but it’s magic just the same. I believe in goodness. I believe it outweighs bad, … Continue reading
Note: It took me all week to get around to writing this post, because my week was bat ass crazy! Not a minute to really write or reflect. So, I’ve spared nothing here. No part 1 and 2, as would … Continue reading
The Middle: Leftovers
This Christmas I realized something… there are a lot of leftover feelings and memories that cloud the holidays for me. Melancholy falls on me as Christmas approaches and shift my experience, as hard as I try to surround myself with … Continue reading
Posted in Aging, Awareness, Beauty, Blog, Christmas, Daily Observations, Death of parent, Holidays, Honest observations on many things, Life, Music, Musings, Parenting, Writing Tagged Christmas, death of a parent, family, Holidays, Leftovers, Melancholy, Memories, Tales from the Motherland 21 Comments
Moo, Baa, Fa-La-La!
In the spirit of the season and to support a good cause, this is a Fundraising Post for Heifer International. Nathan Bransford is an author whose blog I follow closely. He’s done a fundraiser for Heifer International, on his own blog … Continue reading
Posted in Blog, Blogging, Christmas, Holidays, how blogs work, Musings, My world, Wonderful Things, Writing Tagged blogging, Christmas, donations, Fundraising, Giving, Heifer International, Nathan Bransford, Tales from the Motherland 68 Comments
These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things… 2nd Annual
Note: Some knee surgery and plenty of November/December distractions have made writing a bit more challenging than usual. I’ve fallen behind. This week, I’m combining my Monday post and The Middle into one post. Also, for several hours I’ve been … Continue reading
Posted in Blog, Christmas, Hanukkah, Holidays, Honest observations on many things, Musings, My world, Tales From the Motherland, Wonderful Things, Writing Tagged Books, Christmas, Favorite foods, Favorite things, Gift giving, Hanukkah, Holidays, Tales from the Motherland, Townsend Bay Soap, Trader Joe's 11 Comments