What’s in a name?

Because the days are going faster and faster here lately, it seems, I will go ahead and declare this post the last blog post I will make as Monica Spees. As a kid, I didn't hate having an odd last name, but I didn't love it either. As you can imagine, having "pees" in your …

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Crying over cookies

Let me tell you something pretty embarrassing. You can laugh, it's okay. I laughed at myself. But yeah, so I cried over some cookies on Friday. The setup: Three other people in my office building and myself organized a bake-off. We've had a chili cook-off four years running, and this year we wanted to add …

Wedding planning: The search for the reception venue

It's happening, folks. Full-blown wedding planning. Just kidding. Sort of. This past weekend, I traveled back to my hometown of Paducah, Ky., the location of Cory's and my wedding. I had three objectives: get fitted for - and order - my wedding dress, measure my grandparents' barn (the exact location for the wedding) for decorating …