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DIY Built-In Electric Fireplace
A fireplace is something that helps make a house feel like a home - especially during the holidays.  When w... read more
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Pumpkin Spice Steamed Milk
I usually don't like pumpkin spiced drinks. The ones that I've gotten at coffee shops are always too thick,... read more
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Bonding with my Teen and Tween
I often feel stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to parenting. This is especially true (and... read more
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Holding on to the Magic -Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique
Editor's Note: This story was originally posted in September of 2020.  I wanted to repost it to celebrate t... read more
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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?... read more
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Yosemite's Tenaya Lodge: Our Favorite Winter Resort

While much of the Bay area heads up to Lake Tahoe each winter,  our family opts to spend our time in the... 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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Non-Toy Gift Ideas
I feel like my home is bursting at the seams with toys. We seriously have toys hidden in every nook and cra... read more
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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

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