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Growing up in England v. Growing up in America #EnglishMemories

March 27, 2014
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Growing up in England v. Growing up in America #EnglishMemories

I grew up in England and America, and even Italy for a short while. When I’m talking to someone about my childhood, I often base my answers on what I did in one country. You would think that my childhood stories would be the same since I grew up mostly in two English-speaking countries, but...
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Posted in English Memories, Family, family fun, family strife, holiday, holidays, Musings on Family, Seizing Family Time, travel, vacation | No Comments »

Warm Your Tootsies with @NaturesSleep Slippers! #Giveaway

March 26, 2014
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Warm Your Tootsies with @NaturesSleep Slippers! #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent a pair of slippers to facilitate my review. Links are to my ShareASale affiliate account. “Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by this son of York.” I’m embarrassed to say that I had to google this quote as I couldn’t remember which play it is from....
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A for Effort? Worst Cook in America? Baking Failures?

March 26, 2014
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A for Effort? Worst Cook in America? Baking Failures?

Have you seen that show? Worst Cooks in America? I saw the show the other night. I could be a contestant on that show. Seriously! Why have I NOT applied to be on that show?? Heck, I could even win that show! You see I am not a good cook. And by “not a...
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Posted in Cooking/Eating, Daily Routine, Family Dinner Time, family fun, family strife, food, home, housekeeping, mealtimes, Musings on Family, organization, Scouts, Seizing Family Time | No Comments »

#ImBornTo Travel the World

March 24, 2014
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#ImBornTo Travel the World

Disclosure: I was compensated to write this post. The views expressed in this post are my own. As a child, I traveled. Oh boy, did I travel! My dad was an engineer with much-in-demand skills. Basically, he moved to where the work was. Whenever he moved, my sister, mother, and I moved too. I...
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Spring Gift Guide: Slugterra #DVD

March 24, 2014
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Spring Gift Guide: Slugterra #DVD

Disclosure: I was sent a DVD to facilitate my review. Links are to my amazon affiliate account. The views expressed in this post are my own. I was talking to my doctor at a checkup. He asked me a question during the visit that caught me off guard. I was literally tongue tied. If...
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Posted in Children, Entertainment, Family Dinner Time, family fun, Kids, Movies, preschools, Reviews, Seizing Family Time, shopping, Television | No Comments »

Easter Gift Guide: Transformers Prime: Ultimate Bumblebee #DVD

March 21, 2014
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Easter Gift Guide: Transformers Prime: Ultimate Bumblebee #DVD

Disclosure: I was sent a DVD to facilitate my review. Links are to my amazon affiliate acccount. The views expressed in this post are my own. Snow days are hard. Am I right? My school district closed for eight days. Since December, the kids have had more partial school weeks than 5-day school weeks....
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Peanuts Movie: Release Date 2015

March 20, 2014
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Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the gang are back! Watch the PEANUTS Teaser Trailer now. Peanuts, a 3D animation movie from 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studio, will be released in THEATERS (not a DVD!) November 6, 2015. For the first time ever, Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the gang we know...
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Posted in Children, Christmas, Entertainment, family fun, Halloween, holiday, holidays, Kids, Movies, preschools, preteen, Preteens, teen years, Teens, Thanksgiving, Toddlers | No Comments »

Pie-jacking, Homework, Carpools, Oh My

March 19, 2014
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Pie-jacking, Homework, Carpools, Oh My

Update on PieGate: The pie I dropped off on Friday that went missing? Was delivered to her teacher by another student. Faith restored that her pie was not in fact jacked on Pi Day. Funny of the day? A school administrator told me that ONE HUNDRED PIES were dropped off at the school office...
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A Wood Watch? Wearing a #JordWatch and Loving It! #giveaway

March 13, 2014
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A Wood Watch? Wearing a #JordWatch and Loving It! #giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent a Jord watch to facilitate my review. I remember looking down. I remember seeing the blueness of the strap. I remember stroking the metal face. I remember absolutely loving my first wrist watch. I was 8. My parents gave me that watch for my birthday. I was still learning to...
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Posted in Christmas, English Memories, finances, Giveaways, holiday, holidays, Musings on Giveaways, Reviews, shopping | 2 Comments »

Deep Cleansing Hand Washing To Promote Family #Health #PurexInsider #giveaway

March 11, 2014
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Deep Cleansing Hand Washing To Promote Family #Health #PurexInsider #giveaway

Disclosure: I am a Purex Insider. I was sent a sample pack of Dial® Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps. The opinions expressed in this post are my own. My family goes through A LOT of hand soap. I’m constantly refilling the pump dispensers. I credit my family’s use of hand soaps for how little we...
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