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Counting Stars – A New Album from Andrew Peterson

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I love listening to music. Often it’s my husband playing guitar. Sometimes it’s old favorite albums. And every once in awhile we treat ourselves to a new album. Most recently we purchased Andrew Peterson’s Counting Stars. We have been huge fans of Andrew Peterson since we saw his Behold the Lamb of God concert three […]

Homemade Fried Rice: A Review and a Giveaway from SunBird

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Our family loves Asian flavors. One of our favorite splurges is a Panda Feast. And while I have perfected some copy cat meals, Chinese food is not one I’ve excelled at. I can do Potsticker Dipping Sauce and Summer Rolls, but that’s about it. Traditionally, I am a chinese food fail. So, I jumped at […]

Pirate’s Booty: A Giveaway

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We discovered Pirate’s Booty about ten years ago as a baby-friendly snack that the whole family enjoyed. Now, it’s not designed for babies, but its crunchy texture was one that we all loved and one that a baby could easily eat. It was a great alternative to chips, pretzels, or popcorn that would require me […]

Food Traditions and Holiday Memories

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Isn’t it funny how important food, and specifically holiday recipes, can be to our memories of special events? On Sunday, we headed to my parents’ for a small family reunion. Lil’ smokies and See’s candy were present! Good thing as they are so much a part of our family’s traditions. Another key figure at our […]

Campbell’s Kid’s Soups and V-8 Fusion: A Review

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Congrats to casil3229 who is the winner of this giveaway! I grew up on Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup. My dad would stock up major bigtime every time there was a sale. Back then, a sale was fifteen or twenty cents per can — without a coupon! Oh, am I dating myself? Campbell’s was Dad’s cure-all for anything […]

Energize Me! A Review and Giveaway

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Congrats to suzanne, rskmom, and Sarah V. who are the winners of this giveaway!  Member this little guy? He’s still going and going and going. I loved those commercials as a kid. Now, as an adult, not only do I love the familiarity of the iconic Energizer Bunny, but I also love that the product has evolved with the […]

Modest Party Attire: A Review of Shabby Apple

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As I have recounted in the past, I tend to drift toward frumpiness. Not sure what my problem is, but I guess I’d rather spend my time doing something other than primping or reading fashion magazines so that I can keep up. But, I know I feel more confident when I look a little more […]

Fantastic Sam’s: A Review and a Giveaway

Years and years ago, like six kids ago, I used to get my hair done at a very froofy salon in Santa Barbara. Back then I paid about $45 every six weeks or so to get coiffed and primped. We lived in an affluent community and we were dinks, so why not? Then we moved […]