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August 2011

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Mexico Vacay {Roberto and the Buffet}

Having the opportunity to just sleep without worry of a child crawling into bed or waking earlier than I’d like was in short – BLISS. Though we did plan to be up in time to meet with our Air Canada representative, it was soooo different from being woken  up, and I discovered quickly on this holiday that sleeping in was not going to be a blessing of mine (I was okay with that – I hate the idea of wasting…

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Mexico Vacay {Barcelo Maya Beach Resort}

Mexico is the place I have been to the most. There’s something about it I just love….driving to our resort on the shuttle I just felt at home – the air, the heat, the palm trees – and the Spanish. I don’t speak it and can only understand a little bit, but it’s a language I have loved for a long time and dreamed of becoming fluent in (I took it in college). I just love it… I have been…

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Mexico Vacay {Air Canada}

I have been anxious to blog this trip and am finally getting my act together. Thankfully I learned from my California Trip and took notes throughout the week so it’s not as difficult to remember the details. We have never been away from our kids…in fact, the first time our daughter was ever a night without us was when we were in the hospital having our son – nearly 4 years ago (I KNOW!). And since then, we spent two…

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See Kai Run *$100 Gift Certificate*

I LOVE See Kai Run and was so excited to hear about their current contest to win a $100 Gift Certificate! I had the opportunity to review some of their shoes a couple of years back and let me say, I LOVED THEM! They are so soft, durable, and absolutely adorable. And with so many styles to choose from, there is certain to be something for everyone – and every occasion. So, enough talk hey? Let’s get to the good…

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California Trip – {Holiday Inn Great Falls}

LAST STOP!!! Breaking up our trip into 4 days was a GREAT idea. It was so nice to be able to rest and relax and get a decent night sleep before the next day’s journey. And the kids didn’t seem to reach that *point* when you know you’ve simply been in the car TOO long. Which, after 3 weeks without any breaks, was a welcome relief! Our last hotel stay was in Great Falls at the Holiday Inn. I have…

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California Trip – {Hampton Inn Idaho Falls}

Continuing on our journey, we decided that Idaho Falls would be the best place to stop next. We took a chance and booked through Hotwire. **Years ago, on a trip to Utah, my mother and I had a room at The Hampton. I was so impressed back then with the hotel that it has, since then, remained my favorite hotel** Imagine my excitement when the hotel we booked through Hotwire was THE HAMPTON INN! I raved and raved to my…

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Homemade Mushroom Soup

I LOVE mushrooms. Raw (with dip), sauteed, on a burger, in a stir fry, or in soup. So years ago, when my  mom first made this recipe I was an instant fan. I LOVE mushroom soup – and love even more when I can make a dish from scratch instead of using the ever available convenience options. It’s sooo easy and hardly takes any time at all, which I know is super important in our busy lives. So, here’s what…

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Chicken Pot Pie Soup

This is probably the one and only recipe I will add that I have not personally tried (YET)…the other day I posted on facebook about being able to make homemade mushroom soup for dinner as the weather had cooled down (recipe to come) and a friend of mine mentioned that she had made Chicken Pot Pie Soup for dinner. Sounds amazing, right? A few other friends expressed interest in the recipe and my dear friend (we’ve been friends since we…

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Cucumber Salad

My kids LOVE when I make this for lunch or dinner. It’s quick and easy, and although it has a creamy sauce, I like to think it’s still a bit healthy. LOL Mix together: 1 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup sugar 4 tsp vinegar 1/2 tsp dill 1/2 tsp seasoning salt Keep the dressing separate and add it to the cut up cucumbers in a separate bowl. The dressing keeps better if stored separately – otherwise the cucumbers get kinda mushy…

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Corn Chip and Kidney Bean Salad

I know what you’re thinking…Corn chips and Kidney Beans?  Together? In a Salad? I realize it sounds strange, but I’m telling you people…it’s delicious! I recently had this delicious salad at a potluck dinner and was so bummed there wasn’t enough left for seconds. It was just so yummy. Planning for a potluck dinner while camping this past weekend, and having to work around only having a cooler (as opposed to a fridge..ie, we are tenters), this recipe came in…

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