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Post Goodness

Wednesday, August 15, 2012    Uncategorized    3 Comments »

Post Goodness

I was recently asked by Post Cereal to serve as their Phoenix Goodness Expert for the new Post Goodness campaign. What better title could there be, really? My official duties are to turn in a Good News report and assign a Phoenix Goodness Score three times a week on the site PostGoodness.com. I’ve been doing […]

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Collector of interesting things

Tuesday, August 14, 2012    Uncategorized    3 Comments »

Collector of interesting things

My sweet almost 6-year old daughter is a Collector of Interesting Things. Ever since I can remember, she has been on the lookout for special objects everywhere we go. She comes home from school and empties her pockets brimming with treasures from recess expeditions. On walks, her eyes scan the earth looking for something unexpected. […]

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Smart finds for homework spaces

Saturday, August 11, 2012    Decorating    2 Comments »

Smart finds for homework spaces

photo from Pottery Barn Kids With school starting in two short days, it won’t be long before the kids will need a semi-organized area to plop down and do their homework. This month for my Houzz Guestbook, I rounded up my 20 top product picks for creating a fun and functional study space. Lighting, furniture, […]

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Boredom buster: homemade playdough

Tuesday, August 7, 2012    Activity, Kids    Add a comment »

Boredom buster: homemade playdough

If your kids’ summer break is on the final stretch, and you’re starting to hear the B word (not that B word!) more often, shake up the boredom with a big batch of homemade play dough. I plonked down these four balls of dough before heading out the door to yoga the other weekend, and […]

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Two minute cheesy eggs in a mug

Tuesday, July 24, 2012    Food & Drink    2 Comments »

Two minute cheesy eggs in a mug

A few months ago, we had a family reunion, and I was a little embarrassed at how much excitement and praise I got from my brother and sister in law at my two minute cheesy eggs in a mug. There was one morning I was slinging mugs in and out of the microwave like Tom […]

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Time to celebrate National Ice Cream Day!

Sunday, July 15, 2012    Food & Drink    2 Comments »

Time to celebrate National Ice Cream Day!

Image by Ray Kachatorian/Country Living As the saying goes, “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream. And that’s kind of the same thing.” On that note, Happy National Ice Cream Day! Celebrate with a big scoop of your favorite flavor. Want to make your own but don’t have an ice cream machine? […]

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No sew fringed t-shirt bags

Friday, June 22, 2012    Activity    2 Comments »

No sew fringed t-shirt bags

I have always loved the Life is Good brand — and this little yoga dude — but their boxy t-shirts ┬ánever looked so great on me. After staring at this shirt in my drawer for years without wearing it, I finally gave it new life as a library book bag. If you have a t-shirt […]

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New play clay recipe

Tuesday, May 8, 2012    Activity    2 Comments »

New play clay recipe

I love it when the kids wake up early and get started on their own crafty activities (and “paint” their nails with a marker). This weekend, my daughter drew a tiger, an owl and a princess, then handed me a new play clay recipe she found. I whipped up a batch and we made snowmen, […]

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Ants on a log (and other summer snacks)

Monday, May 7, 2012    Uncategorized    6 Comments »

Ants on a log (and other summer snacks)

I had a fun girls weekend with my daughter over the past few days, while the boys were on a Scout camping trip. We started the day yesterday with a big breakfast at Chompie’s (probably the most authentic New York deli in Phoenix) so we weren’t too hungry for lunch. I made “ants on a […]

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Cinco de Mayo Pinata Pie!

Thursday, May 3, 2012    Food & Drink    2 Comments »

Cinco de Mayo Pinata Pie!

You may have seen the Cinco de Mayo pinata cookies making their rounds on the Internet. These got me thinking — what other kind of food pinata could I make? How about a pinata pie? With frozen pie dough, you can make this little Cinco de Mayo treat in just 10 minutes! Add a sprinkling […]

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