scenes from christmas – our evening at disneyland

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There’s no place most festive around our area than Disneyland. Now that Baby H is older, we are able to spend time at disney for longer hours (currently about 4-5 hours before he poops out and needs a long nap). We braved the crowds and spent an evening at disney on a weeknight and enjoyed […]

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designing holiday cards with Minted

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  I used to be indecisive, until I had baby. When you are a new mom, there is no time for being indecisive, you just do it and hope it will be good enough. It is good enough, because it was your best at the moment. So pre-baby, I used to take weeks to decide […]

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{recipe} pecan pie mini-cupcakes

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This year was my first year hosting Friendsgiving party and also Thanksgiving party at my house.  I love gathering my friends and family and have a night in and celebrate with food. I love hosting parties for many different reasons, but one of the reasons is the process of creating a dinner menu. I like […]

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november in pictures

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I love doing these posts at the end of the month, a quick snap shot of what happened in the month. As I was perusing my phone for the pictures, I saw a repeated theme, that was FOOD! I’ve worked hard to simplify our life and not over commit ourselves and to keep it simple […]

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friendsgiving

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  We hosted Friendsgiving at my house this year, I hope it will become a yearly tradition. We have a few young kiddos now in our circle of friends, so we asked everyone to come early around 4pm so we don’t keep the kids up too late. We had a great time catching up with […]

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{recipe} no bake energy bites

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It’s Thanksgiving week and the tis’ (the beginning of) the season for celebrations with family, social gatherings and plenty of food. Probably everyone is thinking of all the delicious food they will be eating on Thursday for Thanksgiving. I love to indulge and enjoy every traditional food during the holidays, but when it is a […]

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lunch at gypsy den restaurant & becoming an introvert

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  In this holiday season, I am choosing to be very protective of my time. Well, actually, this has been my theme all year. I don’t want to be soooo busy that I become exhausted. It’s so easy to get caught in everyone else’s busyness, that you really have to recognize when it’s time to […]

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ideas for thanksgiving dishes

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Even though I have my favorite holiday season dishes, I intentionally try new recipes every year. I look forward to discovering new recipes and trying new things in the kitchen.  Sometimes I try something new and I find it ok, so I either go back to my favorite dish the next year or keep looking […]

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{recipe} candy corn cereal mix

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So it has been 10 days since Halloween and I still have a large Costco size bag of candy in my pantry.  I don’t know how to get rid of all that candy, probably have the hubby bring it to his co-workers, but I do know what to do with the leftover candy corns. I […]

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october in pictures

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I loved October. It felt balanced and all around good vibes. Fall décor at the house. Loving the white small pumpkins. We did the Breast Cancer Walk, my brothers and sisters joined me and the weather was great. I’m thinking of framing that palm tree picture I took below. I wore pink shoes, pink jacket […]

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