Cohabitation: Decorating with Compromise...

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I love Christmas decorating. Actually, I love decorating for the months of September through January. Every year around July, I start willing leaves to change so that I can put pumpkins out without feeling weird about it. I lived alone for four years in a great little apartment. Halloween and Christmas would come, and my place would be decorated to the nines. It thrilled me to no end and I loved for people to come sit amongst my twinkling lights and fake birds and have some cake and pie. Throughout my life, I’d grown up with trees covered in multi-colored lights and a mishmash of ornaments. We were not storebought metallic ball people. We were Hallmark and handmade people. When faced with the prospect of my first mine-all-mine tree, I mixed my upbringing with...

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From the Editor: Happy Drawl-idays...

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Dear Readers: It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is in full swing. Here at Drawl headquarters, the temperature is still in the 70s and we’re having a hard time adjusting to the idea of December, but we are certainly looking forward to it. While Drawl and the region it represents are always immersed in a mixture of tradition and change, the holidays make this paradox even more noticeable. This is reflected in our Holiday Traditions collection, where some of our writers talk about their memories and how their holiday rituals have changed over the years. Since this is a season of joy and abundance, we’re bringing you 31 days of Drawl. Look for new content on our site every day from December 1st through 31st. We’ll share crafting ideas for gift-making and...

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