A New York Kind of Breakfast

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When I was young we would have bagels and lox on many Sunday mornings. I can remember waking up with what I will call a “New York kinda breakfast” smell. There is nothing like the combination of soft cream cheese, smokey fish and the crisp crunch of red onions and cucumbers all wrapped up into one big […]

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Hello it’s Me!

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Blogging is all about connecting with people. Bloggers write for business or pleasure, either publicly or anonymously, (which I do understand because I wrote anonymously for a year), but at some point you need to let people know how to contact you. After a while someone is going to want to get in touch with […]

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Things I’ve Never Done

as you all may or may not know I had a pretty “big” birthday this summer, gulp… I’m fifty… that is right five ohhhh And I have never: Set foot in Italy… yet… Sang Karaoke in public Eaten sushi Been to Chicago Gone surfing Had a drawing hang in a museum Watched the entire Harry […]

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There is a time to be proud

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  My girls… One who is special with a heart of gold… One with special needs who will make your heart melt… One who goes into things with an open heart… One who tries with all of her heart… One who trained to run her first 5K… One who works hard just to walk everyday… […]

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Tomato Mozzarella ala Shelley

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I love love love tomato mozzarella salad! There aren’t to many things that taste as “fresh” to me as this. Shelley’s Balsamic Vinaigrette Makes approximately 4 servings Ingredients: 2 T canola oil or olive oil 6 T balsamic vinegar 2 T chopped shallots 2 T Dijon mustard ½ t minced fresh garlic Pinch of black […]

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Baby it’s YOU!

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photo credit: Etsy First I have to say “hi!” And let you all know I am so happy that you are here to review ProBlogger’s lessons that we worked on in both his books 31 Days to build a Better Blog and The First Week of Blogging I think there is so much that we […]

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Oprah still can teach you something about yourself

  Yesterday morning a new bloggy buddy of mine who I had the pleasure of traipsing around San Diego with at blogher, tweeted me that she was on the train heading for the windy city of Chicago. I thought “hmmm wonder what she is heading there for and I think I even asked while getting […]

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We Made it through the rain

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Throughout my first pregnancy my obstetrician called me “the girl with the little black rain cloud,” I had no idea just how dark and stormy that cloud would get. Every time, I walked up the 3 flights of stairs to my apartment with my husband after work, blah vomit, vomit, vomit everywhere and my sweet […]

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Portobello and Pasta, Yum!

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Over the last year I have tried many new foods one of which I have come to love is Portobello mushrooms; they are woody as well as meaty, I have even used them in place of a burger on the grill which is de-licious! But today we are talking about adding them to lasagna and […]

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12 uses for keeping calm with Lavender

Add 2-3 drops to your bath salts for a soothing magical bath and Relaaxxx… Add 12 drops per 1 oz of skin care oil for a relaxing massage. Add 9 drops to 3 tablespoons of water in a candle lamp diffuser. Place 2-3 drops of lavender oil onto your sandals at night to leave them […]

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