What’s in the Box – Redux


redux (rē-dŭksˈ) adj. Brought back; returned. Used postpositively.   A box arrived at our house the other day. A big box, addressed to me! Teacher said it was a “Not Valentine’s Day Gift.” Let’s open it!   Oooh, it’s so SHINY! I love shiny things almost as much as I…

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Goodbye Dear Via


It was six years ago when Via entered my life. For me, it was love at first sight. He was everything I ever wanted – maybe he wasn’t very tall, but he was definitely dark and I thought he was handsome. Since that first day he’s always been there for…

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A Baby Shower for Princess


Princess never got a baby shower when she was expecting Peanut because she decided to arrive early probably the only time she’s hurried in her whole life, then with all of the holiday craziness it just never got rescheduled. So this time around Auntie Elle was determined to throw Princess…

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Nicole Did it Again


Have you ever had a friend who finds the coolest stuff and shares it with you and you try it and end up addicted to it? You do? Me too! Her name is Nicole and she finds the coolest stuff, shares it with me, then I try it and end…

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Seashell Pasta Salad Recipe


This recipe was taken from a website Teacher and I started several years ago. When we started it we had high hopes of posting all of our favorite family recipes there, but since we never had time to do so we let the website expire and I’ve been posting recipes…

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Valentine Treats and Healthier Eats


What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say “Valentine’s Day”? Was it chocolate? Roses? Both?   When I think of Valentine’s Day I picture heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, red roses, and white-draped tables in a dimly lit restaurant. The funny thing is that I don’t want any…

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