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    7 Reasons to Love St. Thomas, USVI

    My daughter and I recently enjoyed a girls’ getaway to St. Thomas and after years of traveling to the Caribbean for spring breaks, it wins my favorite island award. Here are 7 reasons why you should consider St. Thomas for your next spring getaway. 1. Comfortably Foreign. While I love the Caribbean, you usually are … Read more

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    Hotel Review: Marriott Frenchman’s Reef St. Thomas

    A trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands seemed like just the thing to thaw my daughter and me from the polar vortex, so a girl’s getaway was in order. In researching hotels, I soon realized there weren’t a lot of options on this tiny island. The Ritz is the most expensive and the next step … Read more

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    Cheesy Chicken Lasagna

    I’ve been craving lasagna and I also really needed to add some quick meals to my freezer, so lasagna was on. Since my daughter no longer eats read meat, a chicken lasagna was going to be necessary. I found this recipe in Food Network Magazine. I substituted 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts for the chicken … Read more

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    Seared Asparagus

    Sometimes, particularly in the winter, I get really tired of veggies. There isn’t a huge selection and I feel like I’m making the same things every week. This week I decided to try something a little different. I took a bunch of asparagus and melted 1 tbsp of butter in a saute pan on high. … Read more

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    Leftovers! Corned Beef Hash

    If you’re making corned beef today, you need this recipe for your leftovers tomorrow! It’s tradition to make corned beef and cabbage (as well as potatoes, carrots, and soda bread: here’s my recipe for cheese soda bread) for St. Patrick’s Day at our house. One year I corned my own beef: you can see how … Read more

Food

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I’ve been craving lasagna and I also really needed to add some quick meals to my freezer, so lasagna was…Read More →


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Travel

Magens Bay Beach

My daughter and I recently enjoyed a girls’ getaway to St. Thomas and after years of traveling to the Caribbean…Read More →


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Leftovers

corned beef hash

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

The view from the hotel

By this point in my week-long series about Ireland, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, you’re getting the hint that…Read More →


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Organizing

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Today I’m announcing the release of my newest book, The Divorce Organizer and Planner, second edition. In my former life…Read More →


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Books

melt cover

When I heard that Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese by going to be published by my friend Stephanie…Read More →


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Home and Decorating

PinkGlassCollection

I got the idea for this from something I saw on Pinterest. Get out all those doilies you inherited from…Read More →


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Collecting

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My daughter and I have started the tradition of taking one of those holiday tours of homes each year. Last…Read More →


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Have You Tried?

cup4cup pizza

I recently tried Cup4Cup Gluten Free Pizza Dough Mix and am giving it 5 stars. Find out why: http://www.takingglutenoffthetable.com/?p=461


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Gardening

apples

We planted two apple trees in our yard last fall. They bloomed in the spring. Only one grew apples, but…Read More →


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Life

in late 2012 I learned I was gluten and lactose intolerant. It was really hard to accept at first. My…Read More →


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Crafts

heart wreath paper

I picked up this cute wreath at a local shop. It’s made by a local senior. He also had pumpkins,…Read More →


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