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Archive for January, 2010

Hearts for Haiti

Monday, January 25, 2010    Decorating, Kids    1 Comment »

Hearts for Haiti

I’ve wanted to write a post for a while about talking to our kids about the tragedy in Haiti, and involving them in the process of helping the survivors. If you’re a parent, you’ve probably been struggling with the same issue, and unfortunately there’s no clear way to do it. We’ve done our best to […]

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A good Valentine dessert

Monday, January 18, 2010    Food & Drink    4 Comments »

A good Valentine dessert

I made strawberry shortcakes from scratch for the first time last week. It was a special request from my daughter that she wanted to make them with my mom, so we girls got together to mix, roll and bake. I found a low-fat version online from the Mayo Clinic. I substituted butter for the margarine […]

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Giveaway Winners

Monday, January 18, 2010    Uncategorized    1 Comment »

With the help of randomizer.org, I’ve selected the winners! The PUR water filter goes to Bess, who said “Wow. What an amazing cause. Clean water should be a basic right for every child in our world. As a mother of three young children I can honestly say that this is a cause which truly speaks […]

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Olive Juice Kids sale (and a Madeline party)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010    Fashion    Add a comment »

Olive Juice Kids sale (and a Madeline party)

Thanks to Stephanie for alerting us to the Olive Juice Kids big sale. This adorable dress is on sale for $19.95, and there’s a big selection of other  kids’ clothes and accessories that are up to 60% off. Does this dress remind you of a little girl who sleeps with her friends in two straight […]

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Hot Dog Octopuses

Wednesday, January 13, 2010    Food & Drink    2 Comments »

Hot Dog Octopuses

I got my Family Fun magazine today and had time to peruse while the kids were playing in the yard. I was inspired to make these “Squid Dogs” or Hot Dog Octopuses tonight for dinner. They were a hit. Here’s how it went down: I broke lots of spaghetti trying to stick them in the […]

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Juciful and Splendid

Tuesday, January 12, 2010    Decorating    7 Comments »

Juciful and Splendid

I’m giving my laundry room a new year makeover. It’s only halfway there, but I love it already. Lots of white and IKEA organization. I just ordered these vintage crate labels to frame above the dryer. (Tried to find some from an Arizona citrus company, but no luck.) I’ll post “after” photos when the deed […]

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Kate Landers Events – Giveaway

Sunday, January 10, 2010    Kids    8 Comments »

Kate Landers Events - Giveaway

While I was planning my daughter’s lollipop birthday party, I gave serious consideration to starting a company that sold unique kids’ birthday party decorations and party-ware. I still might, but in the meantime, I guess I wouldn’t mind sending the business to someone else 😉 I got an email last week from Kate from Kate […]

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Ah, slipper socks.

Thursday, January 7, 2010    Fashion    Add a comment »

Ah, slipper socks.

I’ve been on a quest for comfortable slipper socks, and I’m happy to say I found them. Soft, cozy, and flat on the bottom. I don’t like the feeling of a big foamy insert under my feet, and these have none. I got the SM/MED size, which says it fits size 5 – 7 1/2. […]

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Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program

Wednesday, January 6, 2010    Food & Drink    4 Comments »

Children's Safe Drinking Water Program

Tomorrow, a group of people will begin their Kilimanjaro “Summit on the Summit” to raise awareness about the need for clean drinking water in the developing world and the need for funding life-saving water programs. Yes, some are celebrities, including Jessica Biel, Alexandra Cousteau, and Elizabeth Gore. But the one in the group who interests […]

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new goal: learn to sew… I mean “handy stitch”

Monday, January 4, 2010    Uncategorized    4 Comments »

new goal: learn to sew... I mean "handy stitch"

My goal is to learn how to use this in 2010. My husband bought this Handy Stitch “sewing machine” years ago to hem some curtains, and I had forgotten we even owned it — until he got it out last week… to hem some more curtains. I really can’t imagine being a sewing person, since […]

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