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Editor's Note: This post was originally published July 8, 2019, and has been largely revamped with new phot... read more
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Thinking of a Family Road Trip? Just Do It
We had always wanted to take an epic, cross-country, family road trip.  Unfortunately, there was always som... read more
Best Spots to Relax at Disney Best Spots to Relax at Disney
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Disneyland is wonderful, but it can also be exhausting. Sometimes we need a little break from the crowds an... read more
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I used to think that I couldn’t possibly ever vacation to the same place twice -- there are just too many o... read more
Greek Lemon Rice Soup Greek Lemon Rice Soup
Greek Lemon Rice Soup
Greek lemon rice soup, also known as Avgolemono, is one of those dishes that reminds me of home.  The funny... read more
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Fresh Strawberry Pie
Fresh strawberry pie is my favorite spring and summer pie recipe. My grandma gave me this strawberry pie re... read more
“Screen Time Summer Rules” Printable “Screen Time Summer Rules” Printable
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If your family is anything like ours you've already had a few screen time battles this summer - and for us ... read more
Our Dyslexic Journey Our Dyslexic Journey
Our Dyslexic Journey
I decided to write this post just in case someone out there is having some of the same school struggles as ... read more
Our Summer Bucket List Our Summer Bucket List
Our Summer Bucket List
Each year in the weeks before school lets out, my kids and I sit down and write our summer bucket list.  I ... read more

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Chunky Gazpacho

Editor's Note: This post was originally published July 8, 2019, and has been largely revamped with new photos and rewritten for better clarity and comprehension. -- Michelle When ever I have fresh garden vegetables, I love to make this chunky gazpacho.  It's one of my go-to recipes when I have…
Michelle Tucker
May 23, 2022
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Luscious Lemon Cookies

When life gives you lemons... lots and lots of lemons, you make something lemony, and in this instance it’s time for Luscious Lemon Cookies.I just love our lemon tree, and I don't know what I'd do without it.  This lemon tree bestows upon us an abundance of luscious lemons all…
Michelle Tucker
April 24, 2022
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Swimsuit Season: Our Favorite One Piece Swimsuits

I've always prefered bikinis.  Mainly because it's always been hard for me to find one-pieces that fit properly.  I'm 5'11, so yeah, I'm on the taller side.   Most one piece swimsuits tend to run short.  This makes it especially hard to find one that fits if you have a longer…
Michelle Tucker
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banana breadEats

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Be honest, who right now has bananas sitting on their countertop going bad?  If so, it's the perfect time to make this moist and delicious chocolate chip banana bread recipe. I try to make banana bread whenever we have extra over-ripe bananas laying around.  Lately, we've had bunches and bunches…
Michelle Tucker
February 24, 2022
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Channelling my Inner Starlet with a Silk Scarf

* “This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something Staying Blonde may earn a small commission. Of course, I’d never post about something I didn’t truly love!”Don't mind me, I'm just channeling my inner starlet! Nothing feels more old-school glam than cruising down the boulevard…
Michelle Tucker
February 17, 2022
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Indoor Gardening Ideas

My kids and I both love gardening.  Indoor gardening. Outdoor gardening. We love it all.  Gardening is something I started doing with my kids when they were small and I'm tickled that they still love it today.  If we could be outside planting all year long we would, unfortunately, winter…
Michelle Tucker
February 2, 2022
Italian BeefEats

Italian Beef

My family is not, by any means, Italian, but we do love a good Italian Beef sandwich.  Being from the Chicagoland area, and if you've ever been to Chicago, you'd know that Italian beef is a signature Chicago dish.  You can't throw a rock without hitting a restaurant or a…
Michelle Tucker
January 19, 2022
Northern Bean SoupEats

Great Northern Bean Soup

One of my favorite dishes to make whenever I have a leftover hambone is Great Northern Bean Soup.  I only make ham for my family a couple times a year, but everytime that I do, I save the hambone to make this soup.  I almost look more forward to the…
Michelle Tucker
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Holiday Arches

Looking to add a little extra holiday pizazz to your Christmas decor?  Why not try some DIY holiday arches?Every year we visit the Willow Glen neighborhood in San Jose to see the Christmas lights.  It's one of those neighborhoods where all the homes go all-out with Christmas decor.  Some of…
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