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Packing a Carry-On for International Flights

I’m what they call a wee bit Type A. {my real life friends are doubled over with laughter right now} I make lists.  And sometimes even lists of my lists.  I like to be organized and am generally happier when … Continue reading

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All Quiet on the Eastern Front

Shhhh….can you hear that?  That, dear readers is the sound of an empty apartment. {It’s also the sound of a very clean apartment, but we’ll get to that in a minute!}. We’re back in Japan after two wonderful weeks in … Continue reading

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Preparing for the End of the World

I’m kidding Cute Mom, Cute Dad, Cute MIL and Cute FIL! {sort of} One of the things about living in Tokyo is the pretty realistic threat of a major earthquake.  Most of our friends here lived through March 11, 2001 … Continue reading

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A Great Miracle Happened Here

And by that I mean I hand sewed something. Seriously, this project was untouched by my beloved glue gun, I swear to you.  Trust me, there were times I was tempted.  Because as usual, the idea in my head was … Continue reading

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Blast Off

A couple of weeks ago we spent a great day touring the town of Hakone with The Cuties.  After a jam-packed day, and a good night’s sleep, we awoke to such a rain and wind storm that I actually checked … Continue reading

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On an Organizing Mission

We have lived in Tokyo just shy of three months now. And somehow my pantry has become an organizational mess already. I’m gonna just go ahead and point my finger at Cute Husband and The Cuties.  Yeah, I did it. … Continue reading

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Halloween, Tokyo-Style

In our mad dash to get everything we needed before leaving for Japan, we scrambled to address “The Halloween Issue.”  We’d been told that Halloween in Japan is a big deal in recent years, but like everything else, costumes were … Continue reading

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Hello Americans….Here is the Rest of the Story!

Am I the only one out there who grew up listening to Paul Harvey with her Dad?  Do you all think I’m totally ancient now? Well, with the exception of having to hang a couple of pictures and needing a … Continue reading

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Our Tokyo Master Suite

The unpacking is going strong and steady. Cute Husband’s clothing is no longer stacked in piles along the walls, and I have more than the four pairs of shorts and three sundresses that originally came in my suitcases.  Most importantly, … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ in Japan!

We finished unpacking the kitchen and I’m ready to start learning to cook Japanese food!  In the meantime, here’s a tour of the new place~ This is looking in from the living room and dining room area {I’m a huge … Continue reading

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