pardon me, dude-

Pardon me, dude- I don’t mean to be rude, but I’m not in the mood for your ‘tude! We had the most aMAZing week earlier this summer! The girls and I took a trip with our friends to Florida.  We went to Universal Studios Theme Park and it was absolutely fabulous! If you know anything […]

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a home-cooked meal

Cooking is something I have never really enjoyed, but eating– that’s a whole different ball game! I love food! And I have gotten much better at meal planning and cooking lately.  But these summer days seem to be even busier for me than the school year. After running around all day, my youngest daughter asked […]

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things aren’t always what they seem…

Like lots of middle-aged folks, I have a hard time going to sleep at night.  Now that summer is in full swing, our normal “school year” routine has flown out the window.  I have never been one to stay up late, and no matter what time I go to bed- my eyes pop open at […]

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The After-Christmas

Maybe I’ll keep on Christmas-ing do you think anyone would know? If the lights keep shining on the inside will my outsides be aglow? while everyone de-decorates I feel a bit of gloom cause deep down in my heart for CHRISTmas- there’s still room… One of my FAVORITE parts of Christmas is the “after- Christmas” that […]

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Away in a Manger

It is bittersweet watching the girls grow and “outgrow” certain things… One of their very favorite Christmas decorations has always been the Little People nativity set.  I used to set it out and they would play with it for hours!  They would even incorporate their own toys into the manger scene.  One day I even […]

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Back in my day…

Yesterday I had the joy of sharing one of those “back in my day” stories with my daughters… While I was looking through some pictures from a trip my husband and I took to Paris-B.C. (before children), I found something from my childhood that I have been looking for for years! When I was about 10 […]

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Deactivate my what??

In search of the perfect shrug to compliment our Easter Sunday outfits, the girls and I headed out to the mall yesterday. Shopping with my daughters is always an adventure- one that I often have to give myself a “pep talk” to do. Gotta have a planned route, set clear expectations, and we buy absolutely […]

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Pi Day

How could I ever deny  a day that’s devoted to pi? I partake without care blissfully unaware that it finds a new home on my thigh!  My oldest daughter celebrated “pi” day at school yesterday. She asked me to come for a special activity her class was doing to celebrate- including eating pie, of course! […]

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#ScarecrowSwag

I think you may find I’m one of a kind- a scarecrow with swagger   and style I don’t point to be rude So don’t mind my ‘tude- Just keepin’ the mischief away for awhile  I went on a retreat this past weekend and found this awesome scarecrow. I have yet to meet a scarecrow with […]

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He Washed Me White as (Ivory) Snow

I am going to share something slightly embarrassing today… yes, folks, I have been a victim of “laundry bottle identity crisis”.  I cannot be the only one that has suffered from this condition, so I felt the need to come out of the closet… One evening when my youngest was still a baby, I was […]

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