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Classic Hanukkah Decorations

Hanukkah starts early this year {first candle lighting is December 6th} so we opened up the Hanukkah bins and started our decorating so we could enjoy some holiday sparkle as long as possible. One of the big changes in The New Old … Continue reading

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Hanukkah Shopping 2015

Hanukkah is early this year, so I’ve started my shopping already {also a part of my lifelong goal to never step foot in a mall between Thanksgiving and Christmas}. Each year I am more and more excited to see Hanukkah … Continue reading

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What a Stitch!

Years ago I made each of The Cuties and myself a needlepoint belt. Much time has passed and I’m both sad and happy to report that both of theirs are too small and mine is too big.  And I never … Continue reading

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Year One: Almost a Wrap

In three weeks, we head back to America for our summer leave, finishing up our first year, here in Tokyo.  While technically not quite a year, the time sure has flown by!  I can’t believe how much we’ve managed to … Continue reading

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Bullseye!

When you live in an apartment, its been raining for several days, and you have two children, its time to get creative. Little Cutie received a Nerf Gun Tag Set for her birthday back in January. Do you believe me … Continue reading

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I Went to Paper Heaven AND it Smelled Great

No trip to Kyoto is complete without a visit to Kyukyodo Stationery and Incense Shop.  Its been in business since 1663.  When you’re about to hit your 350th anniversary, it’s clear you kinda know what you’re doing. The shop sells … Continue reading

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A Little Shameless Plug for Help, Please!

I posted last summer about our amazing photo session with the uber talented {and super fun} Heather Golde.   I keep teasing her that she needs to fly over to Japan and do it again for us this year.  That … Continue reading

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A Special Day

Both my girls are having special days. And they are far away from me and while I’m a little choked up about it, I see what a great thing this is.  I’m far from ready for them to leave the … Continue reading

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A Hanukkah Dolphin Swim

For a couple of years now, our tradition has been that Cute Husband and I give The Cuties an “experiential” present as our Hanukkah gift. Last year was a trip to Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut where we participated in a … Continue reading

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Scrap Bows

I’m a big bow kinda gal. When The Cuties were little and we lived in the Deep South, they rarely were seen without large hair bows in their hair and I loved every minute of it.  As they aged out … Continue reading

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