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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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#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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The Groundhog and I Are Not on Speaking Terms

March 6, 2014
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The Groundhog and I Are Not on Speaking Terms

                      I was reading a book in my living room. Enjoying the quiet before all the kids were home from school. Something blurry passed in my peripheral vision. I looked up to get a better view. I jumped back when I saw that a...
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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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Shopping Your Way with the Shop Your Way Mobile App #personalshopper

December 20, 2013
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Shopping Your Way with the Shop Your Way Mobile App #personalshopper

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I am a Sears blogger, though all opinions are my own.                     We have a running joke in my family that I am on my phone a lot. According to the kids, I am on my phone all the...
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Take the Hassle Out of City Driving #seizingfamilytime

November 24, 2013
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Take the Hassle Out of City Driving #seizingfamilytime

Disclosure: I did receive a free ride from Lyft, but was not able to use the ride. All views here are my own. Want to try out Lyft for your next ride? Use the promo code RIDE20 for $20 off Lyft. I don’t love the city. There I said. I’m uncomfortable saying it. I...
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Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane: #Halloween with Little Ones

November 14, 2013
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Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane: #Halloween with Little Ones

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.                   My neighbor stopped by on Halloween with her adorable baby. He’s about one. He was strapped in his jogging stroller. The rain was starting to come down, but he was ever so snug in his Tigger costume. You know...
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Start Your Holiday Shopping Early @Kmart with #KmartLayaway

November 12, 2013
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Start Your Holiday Shopping Early @Kmart with #KmartLayaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I am a Kmart blogger, though all opinions are my own. Layaway was one of new terms I learned when I moved to the United States. The shopping experience in England was so VERY different to what I saw in the U.S. There were no malls and no...
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