Monthly Archives: April 2011

SimplyFido & Pet Naturals of Vermont WINNERS!

The winners of the SimplyFido and Pet Naturals of Vermont Giveaway are… Drum roll, please… LILY KWAN KATHY JANSEN DEBBIE M. Congratulations! Please email me your full name and address by Sunday, May 1st at 8:00pm PST. Advertisements

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Patting myself on the back

This week has been a good week. On Tuesday, I hit the gym for the first time in 14 weeks (yes, that time frame coincides with exactly when my first trimester blues hit me full force).  I forgot how wonderful … Continue reading

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ECOlunchboxes – Healthy for People & the Planet (Review & Giveaway)

The way that my work schedule lays out makes me a two half-lunch kind of person.  Beckett and I are out of the house by 6:50am which that means breakfast for me is usually before 6:30am.  Because of the way … Continue reading

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soleRebels Giveaway WINNER!

The winner of the giveaway for a pair of shoes and t-shirt from soleRebels is… Drum roll, please… DEBBIE M. Congratulations! Please email me your full name, address, shirt size AND shoe choice/size by Thursday, April 28th at 8:00pm PST.  … Continue reading

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A teenager is next

Oh goodness, Beckett is growing up too fast.  This past week, she decided that Jacob is no longer “Daddy”.  It’s now “Dad”.  And, I swear she sounds like a teenager when she says “Dad, can you help me?”  or “No, … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2011

Happy Earth Day 2011! Take the time to reflect on what’s happening around our world, our earth, our home.  Make one more eco-conscious decision because the baby steps add up to big results. Rejoice in the day and celebrate this … Continue reading

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A few favorite things: Ditto, Instinctive & Lopees

I love shopping, but under very set circumstances.  I do it in my comfy-cozy clothes at home on my couch with my computer in front of me.  And, I don’t buy.  I just look.  And, wish.  And, wander.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Turnaround

The week I have been dreading has arrived.  The start of the turnaround*. Here’s the math: Jacob is working ten-hour shifts for the next three weeks.  Minimum.  Six days a week.  Graveyards – 6:15pm to 4:45am. (It just gets better … Continue reading

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A battle is won

I have a very, very happy marriage full of love and fulfillment.  We are compatible on many levels and the time spent laughing and smiling far outweighs the disagreements and strife. But, since we moved into our house almost six … Continue reading

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Love love me do

Italy intrigues me.  My love of Italian food has ensured that I will never be the participant of a low-carb diet.  A sexy Italian accent makes my heart swoon and my knees buckle.  Then there are the olives.  And, the … Continue reading

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