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Festival of Lights, Apartment-Style

I narrowed the Hanukkah decorations down to a single Rubbermaid bin for the trip across the world and last week we unpacked it and set to work. Cute Husband was a bit baffled by this effort as we will be … 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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Reusing for a Good Cause

Despite all sorts of proclamations to myself and Cute Husband about taking this first year abroad off from volunteering I have somehow found myself chairing the Hanukkah party at the JCC of Japan this coming weekend. Funny how that happens, … Continue reading

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Tiptoeing into the Holidays

Thanksgiving has come and gone rather quietly in Tokyo.  No national holiday.  No days off school or work.  No Black Friday shopping extravaganza.  Just a delicious buffet at the American Club with many of our friends and fellow Expats where … Continue reading

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Petite Gallery Wall

After tackling the monster-sized gallery wall on our staircase with surgical precision, I decided to throw caution to the wind and just eyeball it for a small gallery wall in Little Cutie’s new room. I kept several sentimental things from … 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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The Blessing of the B-

Today I had the privilege of hearing Dr. Wendy Mogel speak for the second time.  If you’re not familiar with her work, Dr. Mogel is a clinical psychologist and the author of two parenting books that beautifully mesh her professional … Continue reading

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