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Catching Up Over Club Soda

January 23, 2015

What can I say? The drinks are pretty adventurous around here these days! I’ve missed blogging! But the reality is that it’s the first thing I put on the back burner as we enter crunch time in the world of parenthood prep. So I thought perhaps we could meet for a virtual club soda date to catch up. […]

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Merry and Bright

December 27, 2013

Hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas! ‘Twas a great one in Arizona, for sure. The holiday week is automatically merrier and brighter when Mama Bender’s peppermint-eggnog punch is involved. The recipe just keeps getting better every year. For 2013, it featured: 32 ounces organic lowfat eggnog 32 ounces Fevertree ginger ale 1/4 cup Torani […]

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Happenings (vi)

December 19, 2013

Whew. It was definitely not my intention to take a two-week hiatus from blogging. But between extra work projects (always a good thing), endless Christmas shopping (officially done!) and a desire to make the most of the seemingly fleeting weeks of December, it was necessary. Here are a few particularly fun things that have been […]

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Nieces Pieces: Snow Day Edition

January 4, 2013

You didn’t think I could come back from a visit with the nieces pieces and not have a few (or more) photos to share, did you? We may have ended the trip under the weather, but we also took advantage of the weather while we were still healthy. One thing you can usually count on […]

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City Christmas-ing

December 11, 2012

What a (Windy City) weekend! I’m still catching up on sleep after an energy-packed three days in Chicago. The holiday season is one of my favorite times of year to be in the city, and it was fun to take a trip back to visit friends and see my old view decked out in Christmas […]

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Soup’s On At Panera Bread

December 6, 2012

It took a little strategy – and more than a little sparkle that wound up in our hair, on our clothes and all over the house – but our inaugural Arizona Christmas tree trimming is now complete! Bobby and I stayed up until the wee hours last night putting it together. The tree used to […]

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All Is Calm, All Is Bright

December 4, 2012

The holiday spirit continued for us over the weekend, as we decked the outside of the house with Christmas cheer. Our neighborhood has some incredible light displays – including one house who went all out with decorations everywhere – and so we were inspired to create our own unique assortment of tree lights, icicles, snowflakes […]

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A Merry Time

November 29, 2012

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…with an Arizona twist! I suppose it’s more of a California or Florida twist, since palm trees don’t grow naturally here, but let’s just go with it. I am loving all the Christmas decor being put up around the city right now! Also on the list of things […]

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