Should you take your kids to see Guardians of the Galaxy?

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You know what I love more than movies? Free movies. Sneak preview movies. Movies that I can see before anyone else. And I especially love it when it's appropriate for the whole family (since there are only three of us). So on Tuesday, July 29th, … [Continue reading]

When a Rug Makes a Room

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There's only one way to put together a room in my mind... Start with a centerpiece.   It's pretty much how I've decorated every room in my house. In my bedroom, it's my lovely four poster bed and a framed print I bought years ago of a … [Continue reading]

How Netflix Gets My Kid Ready for Back to School

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First of all, I can't believe some of you are already posting pictures of the first day of school. I mean, IT'S JULY! Is summer vacation not sacred anymore? And don't even get me started on year-round schooling. I know there are lots of advantages to … [Continue reading]

Blogger Bash NYC: Mom’s Day Out

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While nobody emailed me last week wondering where my Field Trip Friday post was, I know it was on your mind. You were wondering why, if I promised to take my son on a fabulous (used loosely) excursion every week to make the most of summer, there was … [Continue reading]

The Trouble with Wubble

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If you're a Trekkie, you'll probably get the reference to the post title. It comes from the infamous episode, "The Trouble with Tribbles." Tribbles were cute, furry little ball-like creatures that quickly took over the Enterprise wreaking … [Continue reading]

When Almond Met Coconut…

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It was just a few short days ago that I was celebrating National Ice Cream Day. I was testing out a new ice cream ball for homemade ice cream and I thought that if I was going to do it, I was going to do it right. Well, you know that … [Continue reading]

Show & Tell Tuesday: Episode 11

It's getting real now. I'm up to 11 episodes of Show & Tell Tuesday. At this rate, I'm going to have 12 episodes soon! I'll be honest, though. I kind of ran out of time to do a video at home like a real show & tell so instead, I took it on … [Continue reading]

Have a Ball on National Ice Cream Day!

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Have I got some good news for you... It's Sunday! And while that might typically mean the day when the weekend comes to a close and everyone prepares for the work week (and in some cases, the school week) ahead, the third Sunday in July stands for … [Continue reading]

Field Trip Friday: Pets, Mexican, and some trampoline time

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I planned to have big plans for every Friday of the summer. But the best laid plans... One life lesson I'm trying to teach my son is to go with the flow. It was the primary theme of our camping trip and by the end of the weekend, I think he … [Continue reading]

The Evolution of My Home Style

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I have a secret to confess. I'm a little obsessed with home decor. Knowing that, you'd think that I'd have all these great decorating posts or even DIY stuff on my blog (because I do actually DIY). But it's been my secret for all these years and … [Continue reading]

Christmas in July: Summertime is for GIVING too

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I know you've heard it before. IT'S CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!! And you roll your eyes thinking, how can anyone even be thinking of Christmas when I'm spending my days soaking up the sun looking for the next opportunity to sink my toes in the … [Continue reading]