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I've Been Booed

Since I have come to the point of embracing my new suburbanite lifestyle I decided to bring a very suburban tradition to my part of town. In my Mom’s incredibly suburban neighborhood the people participate in a silly game of “booing”. The concept of booing is that in the beginning of October someone will anonymously leave a Halloween / fall goody bag on their neighbors door. The bag should include the booing poem, and “I’ve been Booed” sign and instructions to make two similar bags and give anonymously. The fun quickly spreads and by the time Halloween rolls around most houses have an “I’ve been Booed” sign hanging in the window. I decided to start the tradition in both my neighborhood and office, slightly adjusting the poem for the office. For all of my booing adventures I gathers up cute holiday stuff from The Dollar Tree and Target with fun items. 1st round of boo bags: Trick or treat bag Halloween socks Happy Halloween sign Hanging Skelton Halloween cup with candy Halloween s…

More Love, Less Stuff

Recently I was on evite creating a party invite. Now that I am a little more financially secure (thanks new job) I plan on hosting a few events each year. In general I love entertaining. I feel very blessed to have such great friends and enjoy spending time with my friends when possible. While on evite I noticed they have a blog, as someone who loves all things to do with entertaining I found this to be quite exciting. One of the topics was the concept of a baby shower for a 2nd baby . . . apparently this is quite the hot topic. Some people believe that showers beyond the 1st child are unnecessary, others believe that the arrival of each child deserves a celebration. I read through many comments and it seems as if the entire debate hinges upon gifts and if a celebration is contingent upon gifts. The whole debate led me to question my own, and society in general’s belief on celebrations and gift giving. For the record I think a celebration for ANY baby is entirely appropriate and shou…