Toddler Life... 16 months

Baby Girl’s 16 Month Stats: Favorite foods: sweet potatoes, applesauce, french fries, oatmeal Favorite activities: climbing (anything and everything), dancing, swimming in her baby pool, playing on the beach Favorite movies: Tinkerbell, Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music (she’s on a Julie Andrews kick!) New words: “Ba” for my parent’s dog Bella, “go-go” New skills: …

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A human "being", not a human "doing"

Do you ever have one of those moments where you just want to smack yourself over the head?  Yeah, well, me too.  I don’t know if I’ve said this before, but I love lists… I mean I REALLY love them.  As in, I write lists about lists I need to write.  As you can see …

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colors of the sea

Oh Anne (aka L.M. Montgomery), you have such an amazing way of simply, yet profoundly expressing such truths!  Those of you who know and love Anne of Green Gables (who doesn’t?!) know this to be true.  I couldn’t agree more with her lovely sentiment about the sea. Ever since I was a little girl standing …

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life lessons from the Miss America pageant

In light of the 2016 Miss America pageant airing this weekend, I thought it was as good a time as any to write about my experience as a state titleholder and the life lessons I gained from competing in Miss America. If you don’t know much about the Miss America pageant the word “pageant” may conjure …

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diy create a photo book

Without a doubt the biggest downside to living on the island is how far away we are from friends and family.  Now I know it’s not like we’re living in China, but still we have to get on at least two airplanes (usually more), go through customs, etc. etc., if we want to visit family.  …

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Travel Wisconsin - 7 things to do in the northwoods

Last week I wrote (and admittedly raved a bit) about our family vacation to our cottage in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.  So this week I figured I would give you some more insight as to why we love northern Wisconsin and give you a list of things to do if you’re so inclined to check …

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the northwoods of wisconsin

(I wrote this last week but didn’t get a chance to post it until now) It is early morning at our cottage nestled on the shores of a quiet lake in the heart of Wisconsin’s north woods.  I’m accompanied only by the clock’s soft tick tock and the sound of birds chirping in the pine …

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