Pumpkin Patch

Regardless of weather or season, pumpkin bread and muffins are an annual staple in the household. A personal favorite recipe (see above photo, via King Arthur Flour) combines pumpkin with whole wheat flour, bananas, and a coarse sugar coating. And of course, adding chocolate chips for extra delight. But what happens when you flip through…

Backpack, Backpack

Remember when wearing backpacks with both straps on your shoulders was uncool? {photo via Slate article, which makes me SO HAPPY that there's been an investigative study} Personally, I was almost always a two-strapper, because it was just more comfortable. I had A LOT of books in those backpacks, because...well, I was a classic nerd.…