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Summer Reading 📙 Five for Friday

It’s been months – months I tell you! since I’ve posted anything other than a reality recap on this blog. Believe it or not, I do a lot of other things besides watching horrible women on Bravo and writing about … Continue reading

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Summer Musts☀️Top 5

Although we’ve been on vacation for a full month already, Saturday marks the official first day of Summer. Mr. Little Mama and I will be away from the daily grind of swim team, summer camp, and summer-slump-avoidance activities for just … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation💡Top 5

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5-9), and Pinterest abounds with inspiration. Much of which is not, in fact, inspired by the wants or wishes of actual teachers. For example: Or: Or: Cute? Possibly. Practical? Appreciative? Well…. I, too, … Continue reading

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Workout DVDs 📋 Top 5

Ahhh, November. Here at last. I have been referring to “Thanksgiving costumes” and “Thanksgiving pumpkins” all week, so clearly November is where my brain has been for a while. Hope you had a fantastic Halloween; our doorbell rang all of … Continue reading

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The 30 Day Challenge 🎽 Mommy Improvement – and GIVEAWAY!

The fitness club/camp/whatever where I work out regularly is launching a 30 day challenge today, wherein participants are encouraged to clean things up and set and achieve their own goals for self-improvement before Thanksgiving and the holidays roll around. I’m … Continue reading

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Ina Garten’s Minestrone 🍴 What’s For Dinner Wednesday

We’re off to Mexico for fall break today, and we’re driving which will no doubt completely  freak out anyone who is not from Arizona (and more than a few who are). I have never made this trek as I’ve been … Continue reading

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Meet Betty 🚌 Betty the Bus

As longtime readers well know, I have a bit of a thing for VW buses. For my recent birthday, Mr. Little Mama made my dreams come true and bought me one. Meet Betty. Betty is a 1978 Riviera, with the … Continue reading

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Top 5 🌎 Fall Wish List

Can it really be the first weekend in October? Egads! It has only this week started to feel like “fall” (such as it is in the desert) is falling, with the first chilly nights since spring. Fall means a lot … Continue reading

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Bubba Burgers 🍴 What’s For Dinner Wednesday

It’s National Cheeseburger Day! I had no idea, and I also had no idea what I was going to make for dinner. Whether or not this is what makes it to our table, today’s the official day. My family’s faaaavorite burgers … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chicken Divan with Rice 🍴 What’s for Dinner Wednesday

It’s happened: fall has fallen. Well, not really: Nick Jr. is still running “summer” ads, we’re having a freak spell of under-90’s with rain (as opposed to over 100’s without, neither of which speaks “summer” to me), and “Survivor” hasn’t … Continue reading

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