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Swiss Chard, Really?

Ok, so here is a family recipe that is so fantastic it should not even be allowed during Lent. So very simple yet so very delish’. Bow ties: 1 bunch Swiss Chard or beet leaves separated from stems and sliced … Continue reading

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Sad is so overrated!

Ok, so 2011 was not exactly a ‘fun’ year over-all. Dealing with things like Father-in-law’s homelessness/joblessness, finding-out that my mom and brothers could literally have been killed by their home (how sucky is that?!),  loss of and then burial of … Continue reading

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what this year has brought. 2.0

“She reveled in just living, and challenged us to do the same.”     This should be my motto/mantra/way-of-life without thought. Faith was a very difficult loss for us. We didn’t know of her until the ‘goodbye for now kid’. … Continue reading

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what this year has brought……… :-/

So, it seems this year is going to contain everything that I DON’T expect. This January I gained a skill-set that I never wanted: planning the funeral of a child. The morning of Dec 31, our 7 month old left … Continue reading

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Photos of the fam

Business first: I am participating in the Invisalign Teen Bright Smiles Holiday Photo Contest with Dumb Mom. You should too! Or you could participate by ‘gently nudging’ the judging committee in my direction. Really, I would be ok with that.   … Continue reading

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Unearth Malee *Review*

So, this is my very first review post. *and the peasants rejoiced* Unearth Malee makes some of the best soaps on the planet! I have RIDICULOUSLY sensitive skin (Cetaphil makes me break-out), and I have to say, these soaps are … Continue reading

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Eating Healthy

It seems like there are thousands of ‘new’ diets and eating plans that proclaim the ‘right’ way to eat healthy. As it turns-out, they are not all bad. Limiting carbohydrate intake, counting calories, eliminating the foods that we are addicted … Continue reading

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