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Celebrating Summer with a Childhood Throwback: Fla-Vor-Ice

Celebrating Summer with a Childhood Throwback: Fla-Vor-Ice

| August 19, 2013 | 2 Comments

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jel Sert for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Between you and I and the computer screen, I secretly smile everytime my kids ask for an ice pop. I have wonderful memories of enjoying ice pops as a girl — especially the Fla-Vor-Ice ones. […]

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Summer Celebration with Minnie Mouse

Summer Celebration with Minnie Mouse

| July 10, 2013 | 12 Comments

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and its client. Do you ever have a party just to … have a party? Celebrate the ordinary with a cake and decorations? After the year we’ve had, […]

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The Sweet Freedom of Summertime

The Sweet Freedom of Summertime

| July 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

Thank you to Blue Bunny for sponsoring this fun summertime post. As the countdown to summer vacation began in our house in May, there was much anticipation and expectation. I’ve made no secret of the fact that this has been the hardest year of my children’s lives, and they’ve proven how resilient and strong they […]

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Healthy Drink: Easy Apple Strawberry Slushies

Healthy Drink: Easy Apple Strawberry Slushies

| June 28, 2013 | 5 Comments

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop and creation of a fun healthy drink has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Do you ever have silly fun with the kids in your life? We do. Sometimes Shawn and I […]

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Summer Bucket List 2013

Summer Bucket List 2013

| June 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

If you’d asked me back in November how I’d feel with just a few days of school left for the kids, I would probably have said something about approaching it with a mixture of dread and excitement. I love summertime, and appreciate all the freedom it offers us to spend long, lazy days at the […]

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Tomatoes of a Different Shade

Tomatoes of a Different Shade

| August 23, 2012 | 4 Comments

For weeks, I waited impatiently as the early summer gave way to the heat of late July, ushering in tomato season here in Connecticut. And when the first tomatoes appeared in farm stores and at the farmer’s market, I was ecstatic, buying up even the early ones, which aren’t as sweet or juicy August tomatoes. […]

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5 Things to Enjoy Before Summer is Over

5 Things to Enjoy Before Summer is Over

| August 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

Summertime is winding down for us. And as much as I hate to admit it, I am kind of looking forward to the structure that school brings. It will be sad to leave behind the lazy days of summer, relaxed dinnertime preparations and especially the beach. And I will miss having the kids home and […]

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Strawberry Picking 2011 (Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011)

Strawberry Picking 2011 (Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011)

| June 21, 2011 | 3 Comments

When I read this week’s topic for Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011, I smiled. It’s a great topic, and one that we should all consider now and again. The topic is ‘What makes you happy?’. The simplest answer I can give is so many things … That little boy above makes me sublimely […]

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Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: Favorite Thing about Summertime

Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: Favorite Thing about Summertime

| May 30, 2011 | 2 Comments

Happy Memorial Day! When I woke up this morning, I heard the rumble of thunder and the tap-tap-tap of pouring rain. A cool breeze blew in the windows, cooling down the house for the first time in days. Now, it’s sunny and warm … That’s one of the things I love about spring: the contrast […]

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Citrus-Black Bean Salad with Two Peppers

Citrus-Black Bean Salad with Two Peppers

| June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

I couldn’t bring myself to cook yesterday. When I opened the door to see how it was outside, it was like stepping into a sauna. The air was thick with humidity and it was so hot, despite a late afternoon rain shower. Thank goodness for air conditioners and take out. Today is milder, less humid. […]

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