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The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: July Christmas craving

#100HappyDays: July Christmas craving

One whiff of cinnamon pine cones and I am ready for Christmas! July 3, 2014When Mr. T said "You should save the trunk for storing something special," I think he missed the daggers in my glance.My Christmas decorations ARE special, dammit.He went on to ...

MidLifeBloggers
Wordless Wednesday: Big, Bang, Boom

Jul 1, 2014

Every American holiday, I celebrate with store-bought cupcakes appropriately decorated for the holiday. They come by the dozen and I buy the lot, even the holidays when I’ve been on my own. They must come from the supermarket; no poofy bakery cupcakes for me. When I lived in Elk Grove, I would buy them at Raley’s,...

Chronicles of Nothing
How do you Independence Day? July 4th it!

How do you Independence Day? July 4th it!

One week from today is July 4th. Is it just me or does this feel like the summit of summer? After Independence Day it feels like summer is on the down slope. We are all coasting into fall. Oh the barbeques! In some places they are called cookouts. Whatever you call the gathering of...

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The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: Moms love waffles

May 18, 2014
#100HappyDays: Moms love waffles

In case you need the best Belgian waffles on the planet, I have the recipe for you here.While I normally only make waffles once a year (well my waffles, anyway), I am happy to bend the rules for a worthy request. Like out of town sisters. Or new m...

Sac Foodies
Wordless Wednesday | Easter Turducken

Apr 23, 2014
Wordless Wednesday | Easter Turducken


The Blue Muse
#100HappyDays: Baby’s first Easter

Apr 23, 2014
#100HappyDays: Baby’s first Easter

Baby Duckie and Grand-Marm.Having never been around babies consistently, I am boggled, yes, BOGGLED by how fast my little niece Adelynn (really, Duckie) is changing.Last week she was just learning how to smile and respond to people talking to her. Now ...

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Undercover Caterer
Nana Recipe Wednesday–Easter Favorites

Apr 16, 2014

Happy Almost Easter!  Easter is nice.  It’s a chance to get together with your family and eat half-a-year’s worth of your annual allotment of eggs in a single day.  Some of these recipes are Nana’s, some are mine.  I just thought it might be helpful if you needed some ideas for this weekend–although feel...

Undercover Caterer
Jen’s Secret Mashed Potatoes

Apr 14, 2014

Once upon a time, about one hundred years ago, I used to go out with this guy that lived in San Francisco with his friend.  His friends’ girlfriend and I became friends and we’d both visit on the weekends.  The boys lived in a Victorian that had been divided into 2 or 3 flats–I...

Chronicles of Nothing
April Fool’s Day: Just stop.

Mar 31, 2014
April Fool’s Day: Just stop.

You’re not funny.  Someone had to tell you because you might be about to do something really stupid. You might be thinking of a great prank or joke to pull off this Tuesday, April Fool’s Day…just don’t.  People who actually … Continue reading 

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Chronicles of Nothing
Happy Pi Day!

Mar 13, 2014
Happy Pi Day!

Yes, you ready that correctly.  It’s March 14th and that means it’s Pi day. Don’t remember this mathematical constant? Dig deep in the recesses of your memory and bring up the geometry class in 9th grade (or whatever grade you … Continue reading 

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