Author Archives: duffiebyday

Tangled Christmas Lights and After Eight Cookies for the Holidays

I spend time looking at words. I spend time underlining certain words. I spend time remembering sets of words. I do this because I love when words come together to speak a complex truth in a simple way. I love … Continue reading

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Conjuring Up… Spider Webs on Cupcakes

A darling pink bug with a lolli-pop. She came a-calling. A sweet police officer with a badge, a bucket and his grandparents. He came too. There was also a dragon, a panda, the entire cast of Star Wars and little Miss … Continue reading

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I believe in… Peanut Butter Pie Cups

I collect clever insights, witty musings and sweet ideas on a pinterest board. I search for words that ring true to me. I am a little picky on words of advice, I shy away from many of the frequently quoted quotes and lean … Continue reading

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The little things… like chocolate mice

Not all the things that make life feel alive are the big things. Often they are the in between bits, the extras that rarely star in our life-tales, but I think can be the pixie dust that sparks the flights that do. There are the little things that … Continue reading

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Indulging in a grown-up ice cream cake

Guilty pleasures: the things you love but do not like to admit you love, feel too refined to love, feel too informed to love. This is for you… ladies who read People magazine in the check out aisle because “you’re bored,” but may just … Continue reading

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The Peach Raspberry Crumble Cake Confessionals

“I ate a timbit.” This is a copy of the email, the entire email, I received from my sister on a Tuesday afternoon. We had started a month-long health challenge that Monday. The rules are different for each of us, but basically we each … Continue reading

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Introducing the Potato Chip Cookie with Caramel

For me, a handful of chocolate chips headed for my mouth is a happy happy thought (I actually have to keep the bag high up, so I need a stool to reach them). A slice off a lemon cloud tart is like heaven. … Continue reading

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