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    spending time with grandma and grandpa O and playing games at their house. Uncle Mark was in town visiting. going to a baby shower that was catered by The Habit burger (yummy) with an under the ocean dessert table theme (so cute) going to Mila’s 1st birthday and she was so adorable eating […]

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book report / one true loves & everything everything

    One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid (4/5 stars) This is like the Cast Away movie, but in this version Tom Hanks comes home just before the wedding. Emma Blair married her high school sweetheart Jesse in her twenties: they traveled the world together and were blissfully happy—until Jesse’s helicopter disappeared over the […]

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  visiting Eric Carle kid’s exhibit at our local kids  museum. It’s our 3rd visit in the last 2 weeks volunteering as a parent chaperone to H’s pre-school field trip. This month’s trip was to the post office. going to the park and playing with the ducks bringing food for our picnic. It was H’s […]

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{recipe} gluten free banana bread

When given a choice, I would like to lean towards gluten free eating. After doing Whole 30 for a month a few  years ago, I learned which food triggers reaction to my body, such as bloating and headaches. Sugar and gluten (in that order) is something I try NOT to have on a daily basis. […]

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book report / eligible & the one in a million boy

  Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld (4/5 stars) This is a re-telling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and has been updated for the modern times, including a reality TV show mixed in. I think I would have still enjoyed the story even if it wasn’t an adaptation. This classic gets adapted often, but this is the […]

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what we ate for dinner

  For our family (maybe most families?), dinner is the only meal where we are all together. My toddler is usually hungry around 6pm, which means we eat dinner as a family around the same time. That leaves me about half an hour between getting home from work and dinner time. I try to make […]

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    making a batch of protein pancakes to eat throughout the week. I like eating it with fresh strawberries and agave syrup. enjoying a few sunny days by staying outdoors. We visit different parks and hangout by the duck pond filling our bag with library books during our visits. H chooses his own books […]

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{recipe} nutella sugar cookie cups

I made these nutella sugar cookie cups for Amy’s bridal shower. The decor for her theme looked so whimsical and romantic. I wanted to make a treat for her special celebration and I came up with these cookie cups filled with nutella mousse. I’m planning to make them again next week for Valentine’s Day. I’ve […]

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book report / big little lies by liane moriarty

  Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty “Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive” “A murder. A tragic accident…. Someone is dead. But who did what?” I wanted to read this book for awhile […]

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    thinking January was a loooong month. I’m ready for February and all the hearts and chocolates baking banana chocolate bread. Rainy days are our baking days, and we’ve had many rainy days in the past week going to the Zoo. It was cold and wet and we jumped thru a lot of muddy […]

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