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July 2011

Our Forever Beach

I was born in a bay town, caressed each of my children, for the first time, in a room overlooking the banks of a river and raised them in a shore town, within viewing distance of the Hudson River. Where the ocean touches the earth, plays hide-and-go-seek with the light and the sunshine is treasured above all else. Not to mention, the slightly tangy sting of the fresh salty air. It's in their blood. Their father has been coming to this same beach since he was a child. It's where we spent our first days as man and wife and... Read more →

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Roadside Assistance For Teens

I usually don't write about this sort of stuff, here (because, zombies are so much more in line with my parenting philosophy, you know?) Aaaaaaanyway, I recently had the opportunity to share information about a great new service on my shopping blog. It's been 6 weeks since Holly got her driver's license and -- although, I have to admit, I'm getting REAL used to her running last-minute-type errands -- I'm worrying MORE about my baby girl than ever before! So, when the Allstate folks approached me about their pay ONLY when you need it roadside assistance program, I thought it... Read more →

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Don't Have a Zombie Name for BlogHer?
Go Ahead and Get One (I'll Wait!)

One of the things I'm looking forward to the most about attending the BlogHer Conference, next week (besides, enjoying the company of online friends and meeting up with co-writers, some for the very first time, not to mention, the whole, yah, San Diego is GORGEOUS thing, of course!) is attending the Old School Blogging session. Not only are 2 of my most favorite people in the whole wide web, Jenn and BusyMom, speaking (Melisa and I have reserved the front row, just so you know) seeing as I will also be celebrating my 8th Blogiversary, in September, I feel as... Read more →

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Feeling Hot, HOt, HOT!

Seems like only yesterday, we were ALL complaining about the cold, or the cataclysmic aftermath of Snowpocalpyse 2011 and our not being able to get to CVS, before running out of milk and/or coffee, am I right?!? [sound of crickets, chirping] Riiiiiiight!!! Welcome to Humidaggedon 2011, my friends, where makeup and the use of combustible hair products is optional (albiet, ill-advised) because, MEH, why bother, right? Breathing is hard enough. In fact, it's going to be Africa-hot, for the next few days (here in Jersey, anyway) and, well, looks as if my husband, Garth (not his real name) picked a... Read more →

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Wordless Wednesday: No wonder they don't chase him off the couch!

P.S.: He saw me coming and shoved his head under the pillow in a "you don't see me sort of way," too. Freshly-Brewed Elsewhere: Smoothing Our Way into Chillaxing Summertime Snacks Including Craft Fairs and Art Shows Into Your Summertime Routine © 2003 - 2011 This Full House Read more →

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Haven't Slept in Days, I Blame Harry Potter

I was emailing, back and forth, with a friend, early today, when I noticed something funny. Not like, in, ha ha, funny (I need at least 2 cups of coffee for that to happen) but, more like, hey, wait a minute, that sentence didn't read like that...in my head...anyway. Which is when I realized something. Not ONLY do I talk in my sleep (you lucky BlogHer roomies, you!) but, I think real fast, when I write, too. However, I'm not sure if it's because my mind is used to racing...ALL THE TIME... or, if my fingers just can't keep up... Read more →

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Wordless Wednesday: <3

Although, it may not be perfect, a little rough around the edges, actually and perhaps even trampled on, once, too often -- on this particular day, it was lifted up, brought home, put into a special "treasures jar" and is loved, just the same. (At least, that's what I see, when I wrote this, at 3:30 a.m., when I should be sleeping!) © 2003 - 2011 This Full House Read more →

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