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OkCupid’s Arrow: A Rather Successful Online Love Story

February on With Love and a Little Self-Deprecation is dedicated to love. Family love, friendship love, marriage love, “that wasn’t even close to being” love – just lots and lots of love. But in a funny way, I promise. Today’s My Read more…


The Beauty of Galentine’s Day: A Lady Love Story

Galentine's Day

February on With Love and a Little Self-Deprecation is dedicated to love. Family love, friendship love, marriage love, “that wasn’t even close to being” love – just lots and lots of love. But in a funny way, I promise. Today’s Read more…


‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (For People Who Can’t Find the Book)

Are you frantically looking around your house today saying, “Shoot… how did we lose ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas? We read this book once a year…”? We’ve been there, so I’ve got you. Pull out your phone and do a Read more…


A Very Merry Congratulations To…

Christmas Movie Bracket Winner

So you’d think I would start off this post by congratulating the winning movie from the Very Merry Christmas Movie Bracket. But first I have to say a gigantic thank you. I’d Like To Thank the Academy To every single Read more…


It’s My Christmas Party and I’ll Cry if I Want To

December is a crazy month. But we get by with a little help from our friends.

‘Tis the Season to be Frazzled Don’t be fooled. NO ONE has their act totally together in December. Not a one. Every single person currently fumbling through this month has forgotten to buy a gift, wrote down the wrong address, Read more…


A Very Merry Road to the Final 4

A Very Merry Road to the Final 4

The Very Merry Christmas Movie Bracket wraps up this week (scroll down for the voting schedule!) and it’s been a wild ride, my friends. We’ve been through a lot together.


Santa’s Going to Need Some Bengay

I run. 5ks. Exclusively. And infrequently. Like twice a year. It’s less a hobby and more a thing that happens to me. Much like Jonathan Taylor Thomas in the classic Christmas film, I’ll Be Home For Christmas. (Which unbelievably did Read more…


Sinterklaas: The Fun and Terrifying Reason Dutch Kids are Well Behaved

Wooden Shoe Rather Be Dutch? The Dutch people are wonderful and I’m proud to be a Dutch-American. A quarter Dutch-American. Basically a US melting pot European mutt… but the most prominently displayed part of my DNA is Dutch. My maternal Read more…


Instagram Vs. Real Gram Thanksgiving

Vacations are great. Vacations are also great for Instagram. Everything is more grammable on vacation. This Colorado vacation was no exception, but it was also really begging for a Instagram vs. Real Gram breakdown because #balance. We all love a Read more…


A Very Merry Christmas Movie Bracket

Vote for your favorite to crown the champion of Christmas. Well commercialized Christmas.

UPDATE 12/17: We are down to our Very Merry Christmas Movie Bracket Final 4! Elf vs. Home Alone starts Sunday, December 17 at 7pm. Grinch vs. Love Actually starts Monday, December 18 at 7pm. Check out the Very Merry Road to Read more…