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Weekend eating, reading, and shopping 

I thought it would be fun to post some new recipes, fun/interesting reads, and shopping finds for the weekend.   1. Variety is the spice of life, especially when it comes to food.  I’m always looking for delicious variations on the basics and this honey soy salmon looks yummy.   2. I’m itching to redo… Continue reading Weekend eating, reading, and shopping 

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7 simple tips for taking and preserving great photos

Back in the old days, taking pictures and viewing them was a process.  You had to buy a roll of film, take the pictures, and develop the film before you could finally see how your pictures turned out.  Because taking pictures used to cost time and money, people were generally more judicious about the number… Continue reading 7 simple tips for taking and preserving great photos

Life · Style

Nordstrom’s anniversary sale 2017: top picks

The Nordstrom’s anniversary sale is a good time to pick up discounted items for the fall season.  I often find good Christmas presents and stocking stuffers during this sale.  As always, shipping and return shipping are free. If you have the Nordstrom’s credit card, you get early access to the deals starting 7/13/17.  Popular items… Continue reading Nordstrom’s anniversary sale 2017: top picks

Decor · Life

8 tips for furnishing and decorating a toddler’s room on a budget

When I was expecting my second baby, I was eager to transform my older son’s nursery into a toddler room.  I had finished the baby’s nursery and felt ready to tackle another decorating project.  Although I enjoy reading home decor magazines, browsing on Pinterest for ideas and shopping at Home Goods for unique finds, I’m obviously… Continue reading 8 tips for furnishing and decorating a toddler’s room on a budget

Life

5 Interesting videos to watch and articles to read

Happy Fourth of July to those who celebrate in the United States.  My sister is coming over to hang out with us and we are having a barbecue and watching fireworks up on a little hill near our house. If you follow me on Facebook, you may have already seen some of these videos that… Continue reading 5 Interesting videos to watch and articles to read

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4 enriching activities to do with your family this weekend

Happy Monday!  I thought it would be fun to share some ideas for activities to do with your family this weekend so you can start planning early. 1. My family and I “camped” in our backyard over the weekend as a test run for future camping trips.  My 2- and 4-year-old boys were so excited… Continue reading 4 enriching activities to do with your family this weekend

Career · Life

4 great blogs to boost your financial I.Q.

One of my goals for 2017 is to read more and learn more.  I’ve been slowly churning my way through parenting and business books, but I also enjoy being able to read shorter articles on a daily basis.  I often pick up a few pearls of wisdom from shorter pieces that I can put to immediate… Continue reading 4 great blogs to boost your financial I.Q.