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I Just Might Never Leave….

Yeah, yeah.  I know it’s only been a month and we’re totally still in the “honeymoon” phase of life as expats, but wait until you see my day today. For starters, this was a big day for me.  While I’ve … Continue reading

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My Poor Kitchen Threw Up

Our air shipment of household goods arrived this week, which contained mostly kitchen items. This is a good place to comment on “delivery” in Japan.  In America, an appointment or delivery is scheduled for a window of two to four … Continue reading

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Simple Summer Snack Smiles

Love me some alliteration. The Cuties had a gaggle of other girlies over this weekend for a “clubhouse” meeting and wanted some special snacks on short notice.  I ran to the grocery store and spied some 100 calorie mini ice … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

It’s raining for like the 362nd day in a row, which means I’ve had that many bad hair days. The black dog is turning brown from mud, and I’ve forgotten what my cute painted toes look like since I’m back … Continue reading

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Our Passover Seder

I’ve recovered enough from Passover preparations, shopping, cleaning, cooking and a bizarre mid-day interlude of chandelier shopping {hey, when my husband is in the mood to shop for light fixtures, I leave the house with my apron on!} to post some photos. … Continue reading

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First S’mores of the Season

It was a beautiful Spring day in New England. The kind that had all the kids on our block running around outside and all the adults emerging from their winter hibernation.  It was great to see our neighbors and just … Continue reading

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Fast, Cheap & Easy {Dinner, Not Me!}

As The Cuties have more extracurricular activities, it’s been a challenge to come up with meals I can cook that are tasty, fresh, fast and inexpensive. Tonight was one of those nights ~ we walked in the door at 5:30, … Continue reading

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My ‘Go To’ Notebook

I organize with 3-ring binders quite a bit, but one notebook is really my ‘Go To’ Gal. My Holiday & Party Planning Binder! Isn’t she cute? Inside, is a tab for every holiday or party we might host throughout the … Continue reading

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Organizational Challenge: Launch Pad

I crave a mud room. Seriously.  I dream about mud rooms.  I love my house; I truly do.  But I often find myself fantasizing about entering my home through a room with floor to ceiling cubbies with built-in benches, funky … Continue reading

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Super Bowls of Fun!

We partied hard last night.  Lots of kids.  Lots of adults.  And lots of bowls. Here we are just before our guests arrived. I made a two-part centerpiece this year.  Small football players surrounded a football {Little Cutie has already … Continue reading

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