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Beachy Vibes: San Clemente, California

  Greetings! It has been a while since my last post. Much has happened between then and now, including my parents-in-law moving to their 'new' home in San Clemente. It is a place our family frequented in past years, as the house belonged to the husband's grandmother. Nevertheless, the change is bittersweet. Our family has… Continue reading Beachy Vibes: San Clemente, California

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Saving Money Saturdays: Costco

Or in my case, it would be spending money. I have a love-hate relationship with Costco. Who doesn't love Costco for the fact that you can grab lunch for under $5 including dessert (churros anyone?), pick up a year's supply of paper towels, enough food to feed a small island (or my family of 6… Continue reading Saving Money Saturdays: Costco

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Girls’ Weekend with My Favorite Ladies

Another weekend is come and gone, and this was one for the books. The boys in our family each left for the weekend one at a time, starting with the husband on Friday, the younger boy Saturday before dawn, and finally my high schooler in the early afternoon. I call it 'bachelorette weekend' whenever the… Continue reading Girls’ Weekend with My Favorite Ladies

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First Shadows of Fall

Shortened days, comfy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, marching band field shows- these are signs of fall. California is known for really having only two seasons: a short, 2-3 month rainy season and the rest of the year. And while that's true, the massive Liquidambar in my front yard has started to change colors and drop its… Continue reading First Shadows of Fall

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Mornings… By Someone who Doesn’t ‘Do’ Mornings

Up until I had children, I liked to ignore the fact that there was such a thing as a 5 a.m. When I had zero period band in high school, my poor dad would have to go in my room several times to attempt to wake me up to get ready for school. In college,… Continue reading Mornings… By Someone who Doesn’t ‘Do’ Mornings