Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Salvation Rush

The other day I had 20 minutes to spare between finishing swim practice and picking up Caroline from school. The Salvation Army store is a couple of blocks from both locations so I decided to go in. I usually like … Continue reading

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I wonder if the weight limit listed is just for the one sitting in the car or does it include those sitting on top of the car too?

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Your Mom

For the last three weeks I have been tutoring some kids in math to get ready for our state test. The school didn’t need me this week for various reasons so I decided to see if I could volunteer at … Continue reading

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A Wintery 1st Birthday

My adorable nephew Corey just celebrated his 1st birthday. While we weren’t able to be in Canada and celebrate with them, his mom Deanna sent along some photos. I knew I had to share them with you so you could … Continue reading

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Close Your Eyes Kiddos

Last week I was walking through Toys R Us looking for the cheapest perfect birthday gift for Andrew’s classmate. Cherishing the alone time I was having, I decided to walk around and get some ideas for Caroline’s birthday. She will … Continue reading

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The Gift of Words

I’m sure you have all seen the subway art that has been floating around. I have wanted to attempt this for the past year but never did. I decided that my dream present for Christmas would be a Silhouette machine … Continue reading

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Anyone who knows me knows that I am totally hip and fashion forward. I am on top of all the latest trends and can forecast the next big thing, like parachute pants and acid wash jeans. No, I am not … Continue reading

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Safety is a Bummer

As we were driving home from school the other day, Andrew suddenly announced, “I like fire drills better than tornado drills.” Why’s that? “Fire drills, you get to go outside.” What do you do for tornado drills? “We all have … Continue reading

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New Marketing Angle?

Is this a conflict of interest or just a brilliant business strategy? (located on Main St. in Frisco,TX)

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Muffin Love

Many of us at my house are snackers. We love to have a little something between meals. One of the most tasty snacks we enjoy are Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. Now notice I said tasty and not healthy. Just reading … Continue reading

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