Monthly Archives: December 2010

What to get the kids?

Kids can be surprisingly tricky to buy holiday gifts for. Take my two nieces, Cate and Caroline. That’s my niece Caroline above in a sea of Christmas gifts, majority are probably for her. Do we think she might be a … Continue reading

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Being a Grinch

I hate to do this the week of Christmas but I need to complain for a second. Just real quick, I promise. Then tomorrow I’ll jump right back into the holiday spirit. Today was just was one of those days. … Continue reading

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Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Do you ever wake up wanting to bake? I did Tuesday morning. Problem was I didn’t know what to make. And I didn’t want to make anything too complicated because I wanted to immediate feedback of a successful dessert. Hey, … Continue reading

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Running Start

I can’t even count the number of times I’ve told people “I’m not a runner.” Kickboxing, spinning, weight lifting, pilates, and even a little yoga I can do. In fact I love doing all those things. Running, however, always falls … Continue reading

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Holiday Dress Shopping: the good, the bad, and the ugly

  In addition to Christmas, this time of year also means some holiday dress shopping! There are holiday parties galore, New Years Eve is right around the corner, and if you’re me your husband’s 30th birthday is on the 1st! … Continue reading

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Dear Santa, can I have my Barbie dream house now?

The reason I probably love Christmas as much as I do is because of all the wonderful memories it brings up. Mostly from childhood because that’s when Christmas was the best! I would look out my window hoping to see … Continue reading

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It’s December and I’m hot

  Unlike the rest of the country, Southern California is going through a little heat wave. Yesterday it was in the 80s and today in the 70s. I actually have on shorts and flip flops while listening to Christmas music … Continue reading

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