Archives for July 2015

PASSING THE TORCH

Hello! Very soon I will be sending my last child, Austin, off to college, leaving Brad and I with an empty nest. I do recognize however that when you send a child off to college you can pretty well figure that if you’re lucky they will return during the summer months for a few more […]

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HOW TO HOST A HAMPTONS STYLE WEDDING REHEARSAL DINNER

Hello. Back before my blogging days, my stepson Adam got married to lovely Alissa. Alissa is from Southampton, New York. Yes, that’s one of those toney towns that make up what is referred to as “The Hamptons”. Although my Spanish grandparents immigrated to Long Island, New York, as a left coast native, I had actually […]

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OUR HOME IN THE HAMPTONS

Hi there! Today I thought I’d give you a tour of our home in the Hamptons. Well, if truth be told it’s not really “our” home. It was our rental home for one week, and was the place we hosted a wedding rehearsal dinner for our son Adam and his bride Alissa. My now daughter-in-law […]

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FRESH STRAWBERRY SLAB PIE

Hello friends! Did you catch my last blog post about my husband’s birthday party at our log cabin? If you missed it here is a link to the post where we ate this wonderfully delicious Fresh Strawberry Slab Pie in lieu of birthday cake. “Slab” Pie is made in a jelly roll pan and is […]

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MY HUSBAND’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

Hi there! Over the weekend I decided to host my husband’s birthday party at our new/old log cabin so that our friends could see the newly renovated cabin for the first time. But, one of the final projects still remaining on the renovation list was to chalk-paint the newly constructed dining table. So, because it […]

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FISH TACO RECIPE – MY SON’S FAVORITE MOM DISH

Greetings. My middle son Taylor is home for a couple of weeks. He has the summer off from his Teach For America job in Philadelphia.  I find myself measuring times like this, which are now so fleeting at this stage in my life as a parent. He will teach for another year and then go […]

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INTRODUCING MY LOG CABIN BATHROOM RENOVATION

Hello! Today is a BIG day… because… at long last… drum roll please… I’m INTRODUCING MY LOG CABIN BATHROOM RENOVATION to you! But, before I make the big reveal, let’s take a sentimental journey back to see the original bathroom. Here is what our bathroom looked like when we purchased the cabin. The bathroom was an […]

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OUR 4TH OF JULY IN BIG BEAR LAKE

Hello there! Well, it has been a busy week and I’m finally getting a chance to sit down and tell you all about our 4th of July in Big Bear Lake. Our new/old log cabin is finally ready for occupancy and we spent a delightful 4 days enjoying it over the long holiday weekend. Our […]

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