An Honest Tea Holiday Giveaway

December 1, 2013

Helloooo! How was your Thanksgiving? We are wrapping up the end of a wonderful long weekend full of good food and family – including two of our nieces pieces! I can’t wait to share more about all that we’ve been up to lately. But first, I’m bringing you a delicious holiday giveaway courtesy of Honest […]

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Lambeau Leaps

November 26, 2013

The traditional third wedding anniversary gift is supposed to be leather. Admittedly, Bobby and I had no idea that was the case when we decided a late November trip to Chicago and Green Bay would be our gift to one another this year, but it ended up working out perfectly. Why? Because there is no […]

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A Fabulous Fall Visit

November 15, 2013

Last week, we celebrated one year in our house. I know it’s a cliché, but I honestly can’t believe how fast time flies. I still remember weekends spent touring dozens of homes, the bummer of being on the losing end of our first offer and the overwhelming joy we felt when we realized that house […]

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Order of the Phoenix, AZ: A Harry Potter Party in the Desert

November 7, 2013

A few weeks ago, an owl delivered a letter to our house. Not just any letter – because then why would an owl have delivered it? – this was a letter I had been waiting for since I was 12. The letter that proclaimed I had finally been accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and […]

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Happy Birthday, Mama Bender!

November 5, 2013

A very important person was born on November 5, 19…hm, that’s strange. The year escapes me. Perhaps I should go Back to the Future to figure it out. Yep, Mama Bender was lucky enough to be born on the exact day that Marty McFly became “Calvin Klein.” I’ve always thought that was super cool. But […]

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Not-So-Spooky Veggie Lasagna

October 31, 2013

First of all…HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Do you have a fun costume planned for this year? The above is me as one of the three little pigs (the other two were my neighborhood friends) and baby bro as Superman in 1994. You’ll notice the many layers under his costume and warm sweatshirt material of mine. Halloween in […]

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Reading Between the Wines: The Compound by S.A. Bodeen

October 29, 2013

‘Twas another great meeting of Reading Between the Wines this past weekend! Everyone in our book club has officially hosted a month, so October’s meeting was back at my house. It’s amazing to think we’ve had almost a full year of great reads, food and conversation! Up for discussion this month: The Compound by S.A. […]

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Change of Pace

October 21, 2013

2013 has “flown” by – pun intended. In a little more than a year – 53 weeks, to be exact – we’ve managed to fly 25 different weekends. Of those weekends, 18 involved either a one way or round trip standby flight. Most of the time, it worked pretty flawlessly. But nothing was guaranteed, and […]

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