Chocolate Alphabet

A few years back, perhaps 10 to be exact. We took the girls to Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York. Amongst the many confections one in particular caught my eye. They had chocolate birthday candles decorated with sprinkles. Sadly, they did not have the numbers need for the girl’s...

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Baby Kale Salad

I’m always looking side and way to get a good nutricious side in the family.  This is a simple easy way to do that.  During the week we occasionally used prepackaged greens. For this one we used contains Baby Kale, chard, and spinach. Next I run cabbage through the...

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Holiday Card Display

We all love getting holiday cards. It’s fun to see how friends, family, and their children grow, particularly those who we don’t get to see very often.  How to store and display those cards during the holiday season can often be tricky however. Often they lie on the mantle...

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Setting a Gorgeous Thanksgiving Table

As you already know, I love the holidays. I love baking, decorating, and spending time with family.  It is an even a more precious time since our eldest went away to school this year. Setting the Thanksgiving table has always been one of the more difficulty tablescapes for me. It...

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Inspired Halloween Tablescape

I love Fall and the impending excitement of upcoming holidays that it brings. Halloween is one of my favorites. Along with decorating the outside of the house, I also like to set the table.  It is a great way to get in the spirit. I like to set the...

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Surprise Birthday Brunch

Every once in a while you get blown away. For my birthday we spent time at the lake with my family. While I was surfing, the girls giggled and laughed incessantly while they were commenting on my newly gained skills. They were videoing me.  I really wish that I...

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Stocking the Dorm Room Pantry

As you can tell, I’ve recently ‘lost’ a child to the big bad world of growing up and have been trying to find reasonable ways to make her life away from home comfortable. Sharing our journey also gives me a way to connect with her while giving her some...

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Stocking the Dorm Room Fridge

So often we send our children off to school, and secretly worry about the ‘Freshman 15’.  That is that by eating cafeteria food at school, our children will invariably gain 15 lbs their freshman year. Our orientation visit put that fear to rest. My husband, who for better or for...

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Making the Most of Limited Dorm Room Storage

So I thought moving into the dorm room was going to be a breeze. We had been given the layout of the room and furniture for the typical room. The assigned room was in a dorm we had seen before. There were no surprises, right? Wrong! The typical room...

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