What do you get when one twin wants to make cookies and the other twin wants to make brownies? A Brookie of course. This isn’t so much a recipe but an assembly guide to making a great Brookie. Combining brownie mix with cookie dough may have been around for years, but I’m slow to the […]

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Refugee by Alan Gratz Published: July 25, 2017 Publisher: Scholastic, Inc. Genre: Realistic Fiction (suggested ages 9-12) Pages: 352 Synopsis:  JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . . […]

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“Jo had learned that hearts, like flowers, cannot be rudely handled, but must open naturally…” Little Women, Louisa May Alcott Welcome Home Front Door Flowers Do you want to dress up your front door? Let me start off by saying, I do not have a green thumb. I don’t have a green pinky or ring […]

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“Some people seemed to get all sunshine, and some all shadow.” Louisa May Alcott, Little Women A Day In La Jolla We were getting ALL sunshine during our San Diego family vacation: Day 3 – La Jolla! Known as “The Jewel of San Diego,” La Jolla is a beautiful hilly seaside community within the city […]

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“I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now.” Louisa May Alcott, Little Women To Wear or Not to Wear Makeup? Beautycounter helps answer that question. My idea of getting ready for the day, before I became a stay at home mom, was not quick. So when I did find myself in this new role, I […]

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“‘What shall you do all your vacation?’ asked Amy. ‘I shall lie abed and do nothing.’ replied Meg.” Louisa May Alcott, Little Women The San Diego Zoo was a big part of the reason we chose this California destination as our family summer vacation. One of the twins loves pandas! When the girls were very […]

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