Birthday Dispatches
January - Creators Realm - Jelly 24

Happy Bird Day

Hello January Babies! You are truly lucky to be born in January. Not only is your birthday free of being over-shadowed by the present-wrapping and merry-making of December, but you have National Bird Day to celebrate in your birth month to boot! Now you might not be much into birds,

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December - Creators Realm - Jelly 24

Holly Jolly Birthday

Hello to all you December babies! Tis the season to be jolly and to celebrate your birthday! In this month’s post, I wish to share a helpful hint on tackling those “single-gifters” who combine your birthday gift and your holly day gift into one nifty package. First off, I’m on

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November - Creators Realm - Jelly 24

Pumpkin-Spiced Birthday

While I love pumpkin spice like everyone else, what I really love, when fall comes around, is spicing up everything in my life with winter squash and decorative gourds* of every kind—especially pumpkins. I decorate the rooms of my boho-chic caravan with pumpkins—sometimes plain, sometimes accented with various symbols and

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August - Cratersville - Jelly 11

Fun Dog Birthday

It seemed like a good idea at the time. This is my refrain when I’m faced with the fallout from one of those that’s-not-quite-what-I-was-expecting moments. Take the time my sister Poppy and I were planning a birthday surprise for this girl at school. Her name was Suzi—short for Susanne, a

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October - Creators Realm - Jelly 24

SPELLtacular Birthday

For reasons I have revealed elsewhere, October is—for me—a month of haunting fascination mixed with eerie dread. In Cratersville, when I was growing up, October was known as the month that held the all important night where all us kids dressed up in costumes and ate obscene amounts of candy—chocolate

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September - Creators Realm - Jelly 24

FALLtastic Birthday

Autumn is almost here! Autumn is my favorite time of year—except for when I was still in school, which made fall a bit like a sour ball. Sure, it was the sweet time of the year, but school gave it a tart punch.  That being said, besides being gorgeous weather-wise

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August - Creators Realm - Jelly 24

Magical Birthday – AUGUST

Another month has come and gone, where’s the summer going! Of course, here in the Creators Realm I don’t experience summer the same way that I did in Cratersville, or as I do when I’m staying in the Wanderlore Grove. That’s okay because I always have my eternal clock hovering

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July - Creators Realm - Jelly 24

Magical Birthday – JULY

Hello July, and Happy Birthday to all you July Babies! The great thing about July birthdays is that you don’t have a lot of other holidays (except for Fireworks and Apple Pie Day) to steal the limelight from your special day. The bad thing about having a July birthday is

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February - Cratersville - Junior Year - Jelly 16

Cupcake Birthday

At first, I tried to hide them. Then, I tried to make them at the last minute, hoping they wouldn’t be found. I even tried to bake them in one of the ovens at my mom’s tea shop. As a final act of desperation, I tried to split them up—hoping

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April - Creators Realm - Jelly 24

Cherry-on-Top Birthday

Hello April babies! There’s a lot going on in your birth month. So, without further ado, let me begin the run down of this month’s happenings. First up, we have April Fools Day. Now, if your birthday falls on April 01, I really feel sorry for you because people are

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