{recipe} ginger zucchini soup

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Hello 2017! I’m excited for what this year is in store for us. The holidays were wonderful and filled with lots of family time. We will be keeping our Christmas decor up until the last day when the Christmas tree has to be picked-up by the trash company.  Putting the decorations away always makes me […]

currently

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I’m adding initials next to items in my “Currently” posts. I want to include the whole family in the posts and the initials will mark who did what. My plan is to create a “year in review” picture book, which will include these posts. attending my brother’s high school choir concert. I haven’t gone to […]

book report / the time traveler’s wife & where’d you go, bernadette

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    The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger This book has been on my to-be-read list for a long long time, since I’ve watched the movie in 2009. I loved the story then and love it even more after reading the book. Even though I already knew the plot, I still had tears while […]

goodbye mama

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  My mom recently passed away. It was sudden, in a sense, that I didn’t really get to say goodbye when she was still conscious. Our family has been surrounded with love and support the last few weeks, we are grateful for that. This is my new normal, something I have to accept. I sit […]

{what I wore} plaids & deep colors

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I was getting impatient on when the Fall weather would come, and it came this week with 2 days of rain and chilly weather. Today is the first day I wore tights, last time was April of this year. I’m re-organizing my closet to make room for fall clothing, which means (to me) here in […]

lately

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  I took a break from going to my Mom’s book club this summer, the schedule just didn’t work out, but I’m back. All The Light We Cannot See was the selection for the month, although I didn’t finish the book in time, I still had fun meeting with mommy friends, eating pizza and getting […]

paint nite with the girls

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I’ve seen these fun paint and wine events for awhile now and I’ve always wanted to try it. A quick group text among my girlfriends and we made it happen. We got news that my friend E was flying down from San Francisco and she wanted to celebrate her birthday doing Paint Nite. The event […]

{dinner at the table} 7-10-15

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  I grew up in a household with my 4 sisters and my step mom and dad. Both of my parents worked and all the kids were involved in after school activities, so evenings are the only time we all sit together and see each other. I have fond memories of my step mom cooking […]

{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 […]

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 […]