Detox Cauli Salad & ‘Buenster’ Sandwich

I am supposed to play with Aerith right now. Her dad, my heart, the time & her whine say so. But I can’t. Not until I share this with you all. We just got up from the table about 15 minutes ago and all of us were in ooh’s and ah’s. Thanks, Pinch of Yum and The […]

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Another April Birthday

I think that the older you get, the more you look at yourself and ask: WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE YOU DOING IN THE WORLD? It’s like puberty in your late twenties with only half the acne problems. And by “looking at yourself” I mean looking at everything you’re doing wrong and how So-and-So could […]

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Expect the Expected

FULL DISCLOSURE: I’m writing this after being away from my husband for over two weeks. And I’m still counting about five more days before I see him; I hope you’ll excuse any sappiness you might find laughable but…. My husband is one of those people who balances cuteness, humor and irritable spirit perfectly. I mean… […]

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My Top 10 Books of 2016

I tried really hard to put the books in the right order according to what I loved the most but a lot of them ran in a tie. I encourage everyone to read, read, read… There’s nothing that opens the mind (except traveling) more than reading. This list doesn’t include re-reads and some of the books […]

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the Day of the 15th

“December is a curse to our family” I heard my uncle say as he was taking us to that awful place. That place just a few hundred feet from his house. That awful place where it happened. The most painful memory I have, the most wretched time, the absolute…… Goodness, words fall short to describe […]

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GOD OF VENGEANCE: a look at Psalm 94

I confess…I read this psalm and I thought to myself all kinds of resentful thoughts. Why would this psalm be in here? Why would David write about God as a god of vengeance? It’s so not God to take revenge. Didn’t he know God? God is good, He loves us so much that He gave […]

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Kisses & Lessons … at 27

So I turned 27 the other day. I know it will seem so young after I get older but right now…. it seems like I’m way past my years of ‘glory’ – my years of still trying my chance at change. And it makes me anxious inside. It even makes me less patient, less eager […]

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I do not want to be selfish….ever

This is a mommy rant hating on a childless author. Just so you’re warned. I recently read an article about how the author did not want any kids….”ever.” In the article she was explaining how she was a single child and absolutely loved it. She explained how that made her career-focused, selfish and self-centered. And […]

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a day of the fathers…

That’s me on the left…all blurry because I “never sat still” according to my mom. As my mom shared with me the ONLY photo that exists with us as a family (they left Romania for the U.S. shortly after this was taken), I can’t help but feel a little…melancholic(?). It is quite ironic that I’m […]

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