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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” — Maya Angelou

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Finding Joy in Simplicity

Ever since the world turned upside-down and we started sheltering-in-place, I have slowly but surely started learning to find some joy in the simple things.  Let’s face it, having our normal, busy schedule being pretty much cancelled, has given us back the time to do many of the things we’d never…
Michelle Tucker
May 18, 2020
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Lemon Sorbet

When life gives you lemons— you make something lemony, and in this instance it's Lemon Sorbet. We have a lemon tree in our backyard that gives us an abundance of lemons.  Most of the time we end up making lemonade or cutting the lemons up for drinks and meals.  Since…
Michelle Tucker
April 25, 2020
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Easter Rocks

Being home 24/7 during this pandemic has led to a lot of changes in our current lifestyle. Even with all the changes and uncertainties, I still want to try to maintain a sense of normalcy for my kids.  Easter is right around the corner and there are certain traditions that…
Michelle Tucker
April 10, 2020
Lifestyle

Staying Sane While Social Distancing

Life in quarantine has been an adjustment to say the least.  Over the last two weeks I have found myself running the gamut of emotions, and cycling through all these emotions at record speeds can sometimes leave me feeling overwhelmed and anxious.  The first couple weeks have been hard, but…
Michelle Tucker
March 28, 2020
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Easy Chocolate Fondue

I am not a fan of getting big gifts for Valentines day. I am all about keeping it simple. That said, I do like to do something special. This year I decided to surprise my husband and kids with a chocolate fondue and spread. We love going out to fondue,…
Michelle Tucker
February 9, 2020
Puppy LoveLifestyle

Puppy Love: EmBARKing on a Puppy Journey

This past Christmas, Santa surprised our family with a golden retriever puppy. There she was, sweet as can be, all wrapped with a bow under the tree on Christmas morning. Could anything be more magical? Honestly, no, it was one of the best and sweetest surprises ever. It was completely…
Michelle Tucker
February 4, 2020
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Rain, Rain, Go Away

Do you get a case of the blues when the weather turns crummy?  I have been known to get a little moody when I go more than a couple days without the sun. Here in the bay area we are officially in the rainy season, and we have been seeing…
Michelle Tucker
December 11, 2019
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Our Charlie Brown Tree

One of our favorite Christmas shows to watch each year is “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”  I love that it’s the simple story of a child trying find the deeper meaning of Christmas while being surrounded by the influx of commercialism.  It isn’t lost on me that going out and buying this little…
Michelle Tucker
December 8, 2019