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mixed feelings about this song
By     |    Apr 16, 2013
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mixed feelings about this song

This weekend, I was able to catch up on some pop culture.  I like pop culture. I studied anthropology in university and that curiosity about people in the world we live in never goes away. So I put on some music in the background, let it play randomly – and what comes up but this little diddy by Robin Thicke. I like the beat so I start watching the video.  […]

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Autumn has Arrived!
By     |    Mar 21, 2013
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Autumn has Arrived!

I don’t know, maybe it’s my Irish roots, but I love marking the official changes of each season.  For me, it’s a time to renew my spirit, deep clean my house and get rid of things that I don’t want. When I was living in Chicago, my favorite season was always Spring.  After every years’ long winter, there was hope of warmer weather.  It could snow in April, but for […]

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Christmas Inspiration Days 8-12
By     |    Dec 7, 2012
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Christmas Inspiration Days 8-12

Ahhh, so I thought this was going to be a daily post as well until I got some sort of weird stomach flu bug that left me unable to move for three days straight. I was in a state of painful, odd, feverish stream of conscious, so I was unable to write – unable to clean my house and unable to even think about anything.

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30 Days of Christmas Inspiration – Day 7
By     |    Dec 1, 2012
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30 Days of Christmas Inspiration – Day 7

I’ll have a blue Christmas without you… Elvis sings this melancholic Christmas song…

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30 Days of Christmas Inspiration – Day 6 – Christmas Cookies
By     |    Nov 29, 2012
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30 Days of Christmas Inspiration – Day 6 – Christmas Cookies

Today was a particularly odd day for me. The boys slept so well last night in their new beds and even today, they slept their naps without much fuss. Instead of using some of their nap time to get some housework done, I ended up making a comfortable little bed on the boys bedroom floor and snuggling up for a little nap myself.  I have been plagued this last week […]

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30 days of Christmas Inspiration – Day 5
By     |    Nov 29, 2012
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30 days of Christmas Inspiration – Day 5

It’s day 5 and with just a few minutes to spare! Today the boys played hard with grandma in the morning so that I could do some organizing in the boys bedroom.  And now we are OFFICIALLY out of cribs and into actual beds. Beds on the floor, nonetheless, but beds!

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30 Days of Christmas Inspiration – Day 4 – Takik the Elf
By     |    Nov 27, 2012
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30 Days of Christmas Inspiration – Day 4 – Takik the Elf

Today, I’m leaving all the inspiration making to my friend Stephanie. She and her family are playing Elf on the Shelf – I don’t know if “playing” is the right word here, but for those of you who don’t know what “Elf on the Shelf” is, let me explain.. I had never heard of it until last year when we received one for Christmas!

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30 days of Christmas Inspirations – Day 3
By     |    Nov 26, 2012
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30 days of Christmas Inspirations – Day 3

Isn’t it nice to be able to do some crafts for the holidays, maybe to give as gifts for your friends or for children in your family – things they can keep for years to come, remembering that you took the time to make something for them?

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30 Days of Christmas Inspirations – Day 2
By     |    Nov 25, 2012
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30 Days of Christmas Inspirations – Day 2

I remember going to holiday parties as a child and always wanting to try the eggnog – and people saying that I couldn’t because there was alcohol in the drink.  When I was a teenager, I was able to try the eggnog the came in the supermarket shelves during the holidays – and as I gagged on the flavor, I thought that I would never ever ever try eggnog again.

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Our 30 Days of Christmas Inspirations – Day 1
By     |    Nov 24, 2012
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Our 30 Days of Christmas Inspirations – Day 1

Even though we've gone through a lot these past months, knowing that the holidays are here and our boys are recovering from their surgeries gives us a lot to celebrate. So I'm taking just a moment every day to be thankful and inspired for this upcoming Christmas. I hope you'll follow along with me!

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A Pretty Ditty
By     |    Oct 15, 2012
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A Pretty Ditty

I love looking for new songs to fill and update my ipod. These days, with Bruno's surgery, and Antonio's upcoming surgery, I think fun, uplifting songs are exactly what I need. But what's great is every once in a while when I can actually watch a video and fall in love with its color palette, rhythms and message. This is the Two Door Cinema Club, singing "Sun".

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Favorite Subject in School
By     |    Aug 29, 2012
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Favorite Subject in School

I used to love my French classes in high school.  When I was young, I was handed down a record (which I still have) of Soeur Sourire – the Singing Nun.  By the time I was three, I knew all the songs on the album – front and back – all in French. I would run around the house singing, “Dominique, nique nique…” non-stop.  My uncle was a French professor […]

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