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Do you get tricked on April Fool’s Day or do you do the tricking? Either way, I’ve rounded up 13 tricks for an April Fool’s Day treats! These are silly, funny, and everyone involved will love it! 1. A Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Sundae: Martha Stewart shows us how to make this savory side dish […]

Whether or not you’ve been a stickler for your Resolutions, have already fallen off the band wagon or are holding out to kick them off in February, I’ve found three little changes that can make a HUGE impact for your home and the planet. Interested in adding these to your New Year’s Intentions? 1. Get […]

The hustle and bustle of the season is in full effect! At this time of year, it seems especially odd to think of raising kids in a time when parents worried about children “getting enough stimulation.” With a two year old that is more-than-comfortable with a smart phone and a four year old who already battles […]

I have a lot of things to be thankful for during this Thanksgiving holiday and I’d love to share a few of them with you. 1. My fun little family. A darling mom, and random stranger, took this photo of my family the other night as we were watching the sunset. If you know Seattle, […]

Yoga A-Go-Go

by Sabrena on February 21, 2013

Namaste friends! I’ve been basking in post-yoga sweet-savasana-bliss since the weekend. Hubs and I celebrated a belated Valentines “date” Saturday night with an AcroYoga and Thai Massage Couples Workshop: talk about a perfect heart-opening experience! For our family, February is a blissful and busy time. Besides the festivities that accompany the 14th, both my son […]

Costuming with a Conscience

by Sabrena on October 18, 2012

We are just a few weeks out from “Decision 2012.” And with my plug last month for making sure you’re registered to vote, you may think I’ve still got the Election in my frontal lobe – and tis true, tis true my friends. But when you’ve also got a pre-schooler at home and it’s “Baby’s First […]

Super Tuesday is Coming!

by Sabrena on September 20, 2012

Growing up I thought Labor Day meant we got one last break from our labors at school to have a BBQ. My Grandmother also pointed out it was the ushering in of a moratorium on white pants. (Thank you “Glamour” for giving us all permission to debunk that myth). Eventually I learned about the history […]

I consider my grandparents the “O.G’s” of environmentalism. Just to be clear, that’s “Original Green.” The current battle-cry/sustainable-speak of “Reduce – Reuse – Recycle” was merely a way of life for those who lived through world wars and the Great Depression. My Grandma, 92 when she passed away 4-years ago, taught me all the best […]

It’s that time of year… the holidays are here! The turkey has been cooked, eaten, and made into leftovers for sandwiches. It’s now time to start spreading the holiday cheer. And what better way to do it than decorating the house with all the festive frills and flare. In our family, we celebrate Christmas and […]

It’s birthday season around my house.  In between the poopie diapers, bills, and laundry, I’ve got birthdays on what’s left of my mind:  What to do for the party?  Should I make a fancy or lazy cake?  What gifts should I buy?  Can I handle this??  Needless to say, I’m checking them off, one by […]

Back From the Beach

by Marie on September 5, 2008

We’re back from the beach, but still cleaning out sand from our ears. That stuff creeps into everything and we’ll be finding sand in places 6 months from now. We had a great time away getting some much needed r&r. Here’s a few pictures from our trip to Aptos, California (just south of Santa Cruz) […]

Memory Quilt

by Marie on April 7, 2008

As I have been quilting quite a bit lately, a new idea came to my mind a few months back. A Memory Quilt for my Mom and Dad’s anniversary. It turned out better than I expected and packed full of fun memories. With 8 children, my parents have been through a lot, together for 53 […]

Toddler Mascara Mishap

by Marie on March 28, 2008

I was positive my little girl was playing in her room, when I realized it had been quiet for too long. I called out her name, and no response. I think she knew she was in trouble and didn’t respond. I guess I shouldn’t have put any blush on her that morning and left my […]

Family Easter Past

by Marie on March 22, 2008

Once my son figured out that there was candy inside the eggs, he just started eating from the first one he found, not caring that the other kids were grabbing up all the rest of the eggs. Getting older, he learned what it is all about!! Here’s my daughter and her new Easter dress last […]

My Little Bear’s Big Day

by Marie on January 12, 2008

Happy Birthday to my sweet little Bear, who turned 5 years old. This year he asked to eat at Red Lobster. He loves that it has live lobsters. He didn’t even cringe when he picked his lobster out and knew it was going to be cooked. Five years have gone fast. Here is a quick […]

My Mom’s Big Day

by Marie on November 3, 2007

I wonder if any of you have a mother like mine. The kind that video taped all, I mean all, of your gymnastics meets, dance recitals, and drill team competitions. The kind that you can go to when you are sick and she will take care of you and your kids. The kind that if […]

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