Category Archives: home sweet home

Check that off my bucket list

When we decided to go to Los Angeles this summer, we made all sorts of plans for the girls and their younger cousins.  Watermelon farm, San Diego Zoo, Science Center, Aquarium…  But there was one thing that I knew *I* … Continue reading

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Aaaand we’re back!

We took a family trip to sunny southern California last week.  I have to admit it was CRAZY stressful for me as this was the largest trip and/or undertaking for us as a family of 4.  People do it all … Continue reading

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Simple Summer Living

I’ve been busy, I’ve been a little stressed, and I’ve decided we don’t need a ton of fanfare and fireworks and excitement for a little bit.  Back to some basics.  Few ingredients, no accessories.  A simple little summer snackie and … Continue reading

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Day by Day, Is It Summer Yet?

This is the first year the girls have waited for the school bus in the morning.  Big Girl car pooled one year, last year I drove them every day.  It’s really more convenient to drive them, the bus comes early … Continue reading

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Quick Easter Carrot Pretzel Treats

Need a quick Easter treat item to spruce up Easter desserts or food displays?  I used pretzel rods dipped in melting chocolate to make these fun “carrots”! I dipped 2/3 of one end in orange chocolate and waited for it to firm up.  … Continue reading

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Show your #Disneyside

You may say, “Hey Vanessa, you don’t seem to be a Disney fan, but you’re hosting a Disneyside @ Home Celebration?”  And I’d tell you both of those things are true.  I don’t *dislike* Disney, I like it just fine, but … Continue reading

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Sledding at Grandma and Grandpa’s

So now that I’m not working any more, I’ve found my weekends to be very different.  I didn’t realize how tired I was on Sundays until I started actually accomplishing things on them!  I’m taking my kids out on Saturday … Continue reading

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Sentimental

The past couple of weeks I’ve been feeling extra emotional…  I don’t know if it’s the holiday season, the anniversary of Sandy Hook, that I’m actually getting to sleep through the night 6 or so nights a week or what, … Continue reading

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Holiday Lights at Lake Compounce

Well, we made it through NaBloPoMo!!  30 days of posting on my blog – sorry about that.  But I did it, yay!  Do I get a prize?  No?  Well then. We went as a little family last night to opening night … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Eve In NYC

Just how you’d expect it. Cold. Rainy. Windy. Mostly pretty fun. (posted from the train.)

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