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Girl’s Trip –  Destination: Disneyland Girl’s Trip – Destination: Disneyland
Girl's Trip - Destination: Disneyland
Disneyland without the kids? It just seems so wrong. At least that is what I thought - until I tried it.   ... read more
Grilled Pineapple Grilled Pineapple
Grilled Pineapple
How do you like your pineapple?  Most of the time I just cut it up and eat it, or add it to a fruit salad. ... read more
No Sun? No Problem – Five Super Self-Tanners No Sun? No Problem – Five Super Self-Tanners
No Sun? No Problem - Five Super Self-Tanners
I admit that I am a bit of a sun-worshipper during the summer months.  Having some color on my skin is some... read more
Our Finely-Honed Smoked Old Fashioned Recipe Our Finely-Honed Smoked Old Fashioned Recipe
Our Finely-Honed Smoked Old Fashioned Recipe
This summer my husband and I were able to, against all odds, sneak away for a kid-free night in Saugatuck, ... read more
Watermelon Mint Salad Watermelon Mint Salad
Watermelon Mint Salad
Watermelon mint is a new flavor combination for me.  I'd never even heard of it until I had a watermelon mi... read more
Adventure is Out There – 4th Grade National Park Pass Adventure is Out There – 4th Grade National Park Pass
Adventure is Out There - 4th Grade National Park Pass
Who's ready for an adventure this summer?  I sure as heck know that we are!  We've been chomping at the bit... read more
Spinach Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Spinach Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Spinach Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
I'm usually too busy through-out the day to make a healthy lunch for myself.  I'm more of a grab-n-go type ... read more
Succulent Wall Succulent Wall
Succulent Wall
I love Succulents. The temperate climate here in California is the perfect weather for them.  I have lots o... read more
Pure Aloha – Napili Kai Beach Resort Pure Aloha – Napili Kai Beach Resort
Pure Aloha - Napili Kai Beach Resort
I used to think that I couldn’t possibly ever vacation to the same place twice -- there are just too many o... read more
Holding on to the Magic -Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique Holding on to the Magic -Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique
Holding on to the Magic -Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique
Parenthood is a never ending series of firsts — the first time you snuggle your newborn, your baby’s first ... read more

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