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Don’t You Eat Breakfast with Super Heroes?

April 2, 2014
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Don’t You Eat Breakfast with Super Heroes?

My childhood was nomadic. No, really. I am not exaggerating when I say that I moved around a lot. I lived in England, America, and Italy. A few years in each country. We were continually moving back and forth across the Atlantic. I became, and still am, VERY adaptable. Moving from place to place...
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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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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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Staying Cool with Iced Coffee #RealBeanz #giveaway

March 6, 2014
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Staying Cool with Iced Coffee #RealBeanz #giveaway

 Disclosure: I was send 3 bottles of Real Beanz to facilitate my review. The views expressed in this post are my own.  Do you remember the case of the elderly lady who sued a large fast food chain after getting scalded by hot coffee? I had forgotten about the case until recently when I...
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Foods You Can Only Find in Britain

February 10, 2014
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Foods You Can Only Find in Britain

I always say I won’t click on another BuzzFeed link. Nope! I do not have time to waste. I have things to do. Places to visit. People to see. But then… I see a headline like: The 23 Greatest Things That British People Love To Eat. How in the world am I supposed to...
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Drink coffee like the Scandinavians do

February 2, 2014
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Drink coffee like the Scandinavians do

Guest post by Katja Presnal Just like Jill, I love coffee. In fact so much that when I started planning my first magazine issue, I wanted to dedicate it entirely for coffee. The health benefits of coffee, the best coffee shops our editorial team has found around the world, the beauty products with coffee,...
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Snow Day Fun #PolarVortex

January 29, 2014
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Snow Day Fun #PolarVortex

Two weeks before Christmas, the kids had 2 snow days. Last week we also had 2 snow days plus MLK Day. Snow days have always been a family affair around here. My husband is a former-English-teacher-now-school-administrator. He’s always had the same snow days as the kids. Occasionally, his county will declare a snow day...
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How About a Spot of Tea for National Hot Tea Month? #giveaway

January 2, 2014
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How About a Spot of Tea for National Hot Tea Month? #giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent a selection of Salada and Red Rose teas as part of this campaign. The views expressed in this post are my own. You would think that coming from England I would be a tea drinker. I’m actually not. Coffee is my preferred brew. After a childhood spent hearing adults say...
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Decluttering Your Home To Create Space #Organization

December 5, 2013
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Decluttering Your Home To Create Space #Organization

I never post before photos. Too scary. I don’t want reveal the clutter of my home. As I said it is TOO scary. But today I am doing the unthinkable posting a couple of before photos. The first photo is mostly an after photo, but from the clutter on top of the desk you...
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I Smashed a Burger at @Smashburger @SmashburgerDMV

November 16, 2013
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I Smashed a Burger at @Smashburger @SmashburgerDMV

A few weeks ago I was invited to a media event. Often I have to turn these events down due to conflicts with kid activities. Fortunately, I didn’t have to turn this one down as it was a lunchtime event at a new restaurant only a 30-minute drive from my home. I live in...
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