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    Ways the First Day of College is Like the First Day of Kindergarten for Parents

    You worry they will get lost. You hope they make some nice friends. You know you will never hear all the accurate details about what happened. A backpack is involved. You’re afraid they won’t eat well. You’re pretty sure this determines how the rest of their life will go. You spend a lot of time … Read more

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    What’s Missing In LA

    It’s easy to get caught up in the magic of movies when you visit LA. On our recent visit we definitely got into the spirit of things. But I couldn’t help but feel something was missing.   Paramount Studies There are several studios that offer tours so it can be hard to choose just one. … Read more

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    Recipe Organizing

    I’ve always kept my recipes in binders. I have different binders for different categories (entrees, breads, cakes and pies, cookies and other desserts, and then other). Each binder is divided into subcategories (for example, the other binder has apps, soups, veggies, potato, pasta, condiments, beverages and more). Once I started my blog, many of the … Read more

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    Hotel Review: Triada Resort, Palm Springs

    I didn’t expect Palm Springs to be so low key. Everything about this town in the desert is understated and unassuming. The buildings are all low. Even the homes celebrities live in look small from the road. The main strip of the town has small t-shirt shops and nothing that screams wealth or excess. The … Read more

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    Living Large: Book Review

    One of the blogs I follow is Living Large in Our Little House by Kerri Fivecoat Campbell. Kerri and her husband their six dogs (yes, you read that right) live in a tiny house in the woods by a lake in Arkansas. She also has a separate writing studio/guesthouse. When I was a little girl, … Read more

Food

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I’ve always kept my recipes in binders. I have different binders for different categories (entrees, breads, cakes and pies, cookies…Read More →


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Travel

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It’s easy to get caught up in the magic of movies when you visit LA. On our recent visit we…Read More →


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Leftovers

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If you’re making corned beef today, you need this recipe for your leftovers tomorrow! It’s tradition to make corned beef…Read More →


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Travel shopping

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Frommers just published a guide to the best duty free shopping at airports. I am not a duty free shopper…Read More →


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Organizing

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Half the world read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo before I got around to it. I might…Read More →


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Books

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I’m excited to announce the release of my new ebook, The Original Muffin Tin Cookbook!  Several years ago, I wrote…Read More →


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Home and Decorating

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I have been like  an expectant mother and it has taken almost exactly nine months, but at long last our…Read More →


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Collecting

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There are quite a few things I look to buy when traveling, but an item that I often recommend to…Read More →


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Have You Tried?

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I got an air fryer for Christmas. I’d heard about these oil-less deep fryers but couldn’t believe they worked. I’ve…Read More →


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Gardening

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Every year I share pics of my gardening successes. We planted a lot of bulbs in the fall (and by…Read More →


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Life

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You worry they will get lost. You hope they make some nice friends. You know you will never hear all…Read More →


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Crafts

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Since I’ve been successful making a nut wreath and a popcorn wreath, I decided to apply my skills for Valentine’s…Read More →


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