Monthly Archives: July 2013


Tonight is the last night of my vacation week. This year I decided I needed to unplug for the week. This was some time to recharge my batteries, do some self-reflection but also have fun. At the beginning of vacation, … Continue reading

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A Carousel in the Park

As everyone knows by now it has been hot in Pittsburgh for the past 5 days.  Family outdoor activities that do not involve water have not been an option. Fortunately that is changing this weekend. A great place to explore … Continue reading

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Putting Me First

I start out with good intention. I am going to stick up for me today. I am going to go for a walk at lunch so I can get some down time before starting the afternoon. Unfortunately, it always turns … Continue reading

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The Garden Built for Fairies

My granddaughter loves fairies. She is 3 but knows Tinkerbell  and all her friends. She has fairy wings and wears them proudly. She now also has a fairy garden at Grandma’s house. A fairy house and garden  is a great … Continue reading

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Christmas in July

Christmas shopping is always a fun time for me. I know most people dread it but I like to plan and buy gifts for others.  Inevitably in the shopping marathon I always add in a few things for me. I … Continue reading

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Zucchini Boats

I was looking for something to make with zucchini and found this great recipe for zucchini boats. It is very easy but delicious. Adapted from a recipe I found on Taste of Home. Ingredients 2 medium zucchini (about 8 inches) … Continue reading

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Let the Countdown Begin

Next week is the week before  I am taking a vacation week.  I don’t know about anyone else but this always seems like it is the longest and busiest week. I say that now but know it is only surpassed … Continue reading

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Saturday Pictures

  A fairy house     Lazy Saturday     An architect in the making Hope you enjoyed your Saturday as much as I did

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Conflict Kitchen

Each Friday I plan to post something that focuses on my city Pittsburgh, PA.  I hope to give you a feel of the city or if you live here encourage you to explore and find some great places. I went … Continue reading

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Happiness in Life

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ―     Dali Lama  I read that today and started thinking about happiness. It has taken me many years to realize I am responsible for my own happiness. I … Continue reading

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