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Road Trip Chronicles: Minnesota to North Dakota

May 17, 2013
Road Trip Chronicles: Minnesota to North Dakota

The urge to travel is in my blood. My pioneer ancestors crosses the plains. My conquistador ancestors settled California. I can’t help it. It’s in my genes, this urge to explore. This weekend Paul & I traveled to North Dakota … Continue reading 

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Going bananas over animal prints

Going bananas over animal prints

The Elephant quiltTwo baby quilts in a row, I could get used to this. Lighter fabric, smaller size, cute prints. Not to mention the huge selection of adorable baby fabric in the stores. Finding the perfect look should have been so easy - a walk in the ...

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What Stirs You? Create a Match.com Summer Singles Event and Win!

May 14, 2013
What Stirs You? Create a Match.com Summer Singles Event and Win!

A year ago, Match.com did something interesting to expand the world of online dating.  They took things offline with their Match.com’s Stir, offline singles events for Match.com members. In just one year…Match has hosted 2,850 events – broken down, that’s 14 … Continue reading 

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Perceptions and Chickenpox: Story (Podcast)

Human nature has always fascinated me.  It is one of the many reasons I love to teach and why I found myself in a management role. I’ve noticed that we have the ability to form opinions with some of the most minute pieces or information, events ...

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Mother’s Day at Camp Bradley

Mother’s Day at Camp Bradley

Mother's Day Weekend started out for me Saturday morning, although it wasn't with my mom. My roommate and I went to the Original Pancake House for breakfast. It was my first time there and wow, we had a 30 minute wait and it was worth it, my bacon panc...

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Mother’s Day Gratitude

Mother’s Day Gratitude

This Mother's Day I am grateful for...The giggling, shrieking, swimming pool full of girls this afternoon at our house.The sleepy, stretched out, softly snoring puppy at my feet.My husband who, upon seeing my desperate need for some alone time this mor...

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Please explain yourself, Minnesota

May 12, 2013
Please explain yourself, Minnesota

Today we were shopping for groceries when Paul noticed this display of fireworks in the middle of the store.  Yes, I said FIREWORKS. At first when I was looking at them, I had my California sensibilities in mind.  I thought … Continue reading 

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Beauty Product Storage: How do you organize it?

May 11, 2013
Beauty Product Storage: How do you organize it?

Since I’m still settling into my new place, one of the challenges I face has to do with my beauty products.  About a year and a half ago, I bought this organizer at Target.  It was great for splitting up … Continue reading 

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Braceface Chronicles: Tooth freedom and Invisalign pros and cons

May 11, 2013
Braceface Chronicles: Tooth freedom and Invisalign pros and cons

I must admit, this straight teeth smile looksweird to me still!Please don't say no. Please don't say no. Please don't say no."How are you today, kiddo?" Kiddo??"Good, unless you change your mind in the next few minutes."The dentist laughed as he wrench...

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Becoming the 1%: Photos of ASU’s graduate commencement ceremony

May 10, 2013
Becoming the 1%: Photos of ASU’s graduate commencement ceremony

I am a big enough person to admit I've watched American Idol for years. Not faithfully, mind you, but regularly. And you know what I've secretly dreamed about? Being on that stage, winning the contest and twirling around in the inevitable hailstorm of ...