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DIY Gift Idea: Photo Recipe Cards

I love pretty much everything about the holiday season (the decorations! the music! the food!). But one of my favorite things is giving gifts. Over the last few years, I’ve transitioned into giving more homemade gifts rather than store-bought. Not only does it…

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DIY: Make Your Own Instagram Coasters

Ever since I moved into my first apartment, I’ve been obsessive about using coasters, even though my first coffee table was made of cheap laminate and basically impervious to water stains. I used to take those paper coasters from bars and restaurants home…

Walter Clifton (left) and Edith Clifton (front right) walking with friends in the late 1940s/early 1950s.

The Reality of a Candid Photo

This is not Hollywood or New York. It’s West Virginia. The man in the photo on the far left, looking a little like Vince Vaughn, is my grandfather, but not the one who taught me how to tie my shoes. The woman…