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In case you missed them, I posted 3 times this week! That hasn’t happened since mid-June. I won’t promise I’ll keep it up next week though ;). I love when I do link-ups and met new bloggers that actually connect with me. You’ve met two of them in past #AskAwayFriday posts (Shelly and NJ). Today, […]

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We had a joint at-home party for the kids this year since they have birthdays one day apart. However, we still wanted to make their birthdays special so the hubs and I took off work for two days to celebrate with each kid on their actual birthday. First up, J turned 4, and we took […]

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Happy Birthday J & O!

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Whew, got a first batch of birthday photos edited! Today I’m sharing photos from the celebration we held at home just for the family. The hubs and I couldn’t “get it together” this year to throw them separate parties, where at least his friends could celebrate with him at one of them. He actually asked […]

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I got a small batch of birthday photos edited and will post them this week. But to start off the week, I’m doing Picture Practice with Kelli. It’s been a whiiiiile since I linked-up so I completed this week’s photo assignment while blackberry picking this weekend (crossing another item off our summer bucket list!). This […]

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Post image for Summers off, summers together: #AskAwayFriday with NJ from A Cookie Before Dinner

My husband “made me” watch So You Can Think You Can Dance last night (I actually LOVE the show), so I didn’t get to edit any photos from birthday celebrations galore. Guess you’ll just to learn 10 more things about “boring” me in today’s #AskAwayFriday. Welcome NJ from A Cookie Before Dinner. Her real name […]

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The first time I made these cookies were for J’s third birthday last year. I made them again for the holidays last year. The parts I don’t like about these cookies are: >> The dough is REALLY soft, and it can be challenging to cut-out cookies REALLY cleanly. A pet-peeve for a Type-A personality like […]

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Hi everyone! I’ve really wanted to post regularly the last few weeks, but starting before the hubs’ birthday mid-June, evenings and weekends have been packed. Before and after my business trip to Seattle, I spent evenings getting the house in order (laundry, cleaning). On weekends we’ve been doing fun things like blueberry picking, a housewarming […]

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Post image for I love food: #AskAwayFriday with Shelly from DIY Mama

It’s been quiet on the blog lately, and that can only mean that my life (work, home, etc.) has been extra crazy. I’ve also not felt like blogging even when I did have the time. Anyone else know what I mean? I have lots to tell you though — I had a business trip to […]

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A man and his jam

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This is a story about, and an interview with, a man and his jam. It started in 2013, after he went strawberry picking for the first time. He had never tasted a strawberry so juicy and sweet. He thought, “I must make jam.” He added a jam jar sterilization kit to his wishlist. The summer […]

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Throwback: perms

by lisacng June 19, 2014
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I mentioned that (perhaps) Alan fell in love with me because of the perm I came home from Taiwan with. Some of you commented that you’d like to see that perm, but before I share that photo, here’s a gem-of-a-perm. My mom, circa 1984. I’m sitting next to her. Not sure what my parents’ obsession […]

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Strawberry picking {photos}

by lisacng June 18, 2014
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These photos are from the 2nd time we went this year. The weather was much cooler and the strawberries were a bit larger and brighter than the first patch we picked in, just 2 weeks prior. Not sure if it was a different species or just the time of harvest. All photos: Canon T1i | […]

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