Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Nine Circles of Parenting Hell (Part 2)

Need to catch up?  Read Part 1 here. So, let’s continue on with the Nine Circles of Parenting Hell, shall we? 5) Anger (aka – The Tantrum) – Now, I’m not naive enough to think that there aren’t some of … Continue reading

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It’s The Simple Things: Life Passes In An Instagram (Week 4)

A few years ago, I think I would have given anything to have the life of our oldest dog, Mitzi.  Her biggest responsibility was making sure not to pee in the floor.  She had someone to bathe her, someone to … Continue reading

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The Nine Circles of Parenting Hell (Part 1)

In the early 1300’s, Durante Alighieri (Dante) wrote an epic poem detailing his travel through the Nine Circles of Hell in his soul’s persuit of God. The Nine Circles of Hell include: 1) Limbo 2) Lust 3) Gluttony 4) Greed … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Pizza Pockets (Featuring Farm Rich Meatballs)

Busy, busy, busy! I don’t know about you, but that pretty much describes what my life has been like since November.  And endless parade of holiday gatherings, family obligations, birthday parties and whatnot has left us exhausted and looking for … Continue reading

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It’s The Simple Things: Life Passes In An Instagram (Week 3)

Another week has come and gone…it’s hard to believe we’ve almost finished the first month of 2012!  It really is the simple things in life that seem to amuse me through all of the complicated stuff. Sunday, we spent the … Continue reading

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Simple Cottage (Shepherd’s) Pie

There’s something comforting about a warm casserole, straight from the oven, on a cold January day.   Though commonly referred to as Shepherd’s Pie, Cottage Pie is such a simple combination of flavors and textures, but the end result is amazing!  … Continue reading

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It’s The Simple Things: Life Passes In An Instagram – Week 2

The last week has been a busy one… Full of food, family and fun.  We rolled back the clock a bit on a few of the things the kids enjoyed this week, and did things a little more like what … Continue reading

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The Best Mashed Potatoes That Never Came Out Of A Box

Long name, huh?  Well, it’s true! Once upon a time, I was not a foodie.  Occasionally, I still have my non-foodie moments.  I enjoy Spaghetti-O’s, Chef Boyardee Mini Ravioli and chicken nuggets from time to time.  Everything in moderation, right?  … Continue reading

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Post-It Note Tuesday: The Mean Girls Edition

There’s an old Waylon Jennings song called ‘Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys‘ (1978).  Mamas, I’m asking you to not let your babies grow up to be Mean Girls.  And, if your babies do in fact … Continue reading

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It’s The Simple Things: Life Passes In An Instagram – Week 1

It’s a new year full of new challenges and experiences!  This year I’m combining two of my favorite photography projects: The Simple Things and Project 366 – Life Passes in an Instagram.  Trying to keep up with posting pictures for … Continue reading

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