Category Archives: Travel

Cookies and Cocoa with Santa

Like it? Share it!Pinterest0Facebook1Yummly0TwitterStumble0More1The countdown is on.  For days now, I’ve been getting the “x days and x nights until Christmas” update from the kids.  They are definitely ready for the big day.  They’re on a “Christmas high”… almost like … Continue reading

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Traveling to Washington, DC {Arlington National Cemetery} #Travel

Like it? Share it!Pinterest142Facebook2Yummly0TwitterStumble1More145A day late and a dollar short… isn’t that the saying?  I know that Veterans Day was on the 11th and I know that the anniversary of JFK’s death was yesterday.  I’m perpetually behind.  What can I … Continue reading

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Making Musical Memories {A Promise Redeemed}

Like it? Share it!Pinterest9Facebook0Yummly0TwitterStumble1More10There is something about music that speaks to us. Music can influence a mood or help us relive a memory. For me, there are songs that instantly transport me back to a time and a place – … Continue reading

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American Girl Store – Atlanta

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Like it? Share it!Pinterest176Facebook13Yummly0TwitterStumble0More189I know I’ve been promising a recap of our trip to the American Girl store in Atlanta, and I figured the fact that I’m already back in Atlanta (Type-A Parent Conference – Woo!) signals that I need … Continue reading

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American Girl – Atlanta {The Hotel – Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta}

Like it? Share it!Pinterest7Facebook3Yummly0TwitterStumble0More10It’s been a few weeks since the family and I headed to the American Girl Store at North Point Mall in Atlanta.  The excitement from the trip still hasn’t died down!  I’m actually very much looking forward … Continue reading

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Vacation, Food and What’s New {Take Shape For Life – Week 13} #TSFL (Sponsored)

Like it? Share it!Pinterest3Facebook5Yummly0TwitterStumble1More9A special ‘thanks’ to Take Shape for Life for setting me up on my weight loss journey, even if I did take a break for vacation.  Take Shape for Life has provided me with a health coach … Continue reading

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Finding Your Happy Place (And $400+ in Cool ‘Happy Place” Gear from Alamo!) #AlamoHappyPlace #Spon

Like it? Share it!Pinterest6Facebook5Yummly0TwitterStumble1More12I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve been waiting on Family Beach Trip 2013 since the end of Family Beach Trip 2012.  We picked our week, paid our deposit and started planning while we were still at … Continue reading

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Deep Fried Polenta with a Spicy Tomato Relish

Like it? Share it!Pinterest24Facebook0Yummly0TwitterStumble84More108Deep Fried Polenta with Spicy Tomato Relish With the first week of 2013 almost behind us, reflection is starting to wane and focus for 2013 is starting to settle.  At least that’s the case for me.  There … Continue reading

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Upsetting The Apple Cart

Like it? Share it!Pinterest1Facebook0Yummly0TwitterStumble0More1We started out bright and early Sunday morning, well – dark and early really – headed up to higher ground and our first trip to an apple orchard.  I’ve lived within 3 hours of the mountains my … Continue reading

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Letters for Home

Like it? Share it!Pinterest0Facebook0Yummly0TwitterStumble0More0Hosting Shinko for nearly 2 weeks was a great experience for the kids (I’m sure Shinko had a great time too) and we were very sad to send him off to his next host family last week.  … Continue reading

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