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dawnielle
Wife, mom of 3, on the journey to live and figure out????
Interests: music, running, kickboxing, wii, everything food, wine and flowers, & trying to learn techie stuff and training the dog
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Happy 4th of July! Just freezing here in Santa Cruz! Supposed to be nice and balmy, but we've got this lovely marine layer going! We had a lot of friends become American this year-we take so much for granted living... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2010 at exceeding the speed limit
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The oldest is now taller than me AND her feet are bigger. My baby wears the same size as his 10 yr. old sister. No more photos with perfect little baby teeth. Only a big beautiful gap where awkward adult... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2010 at exceeding the speed limit
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Mar 15, 2010
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Life is what happens while life is happening. To say this week has been chaotic is an understatement. My hat's off to all the single ladies who are out there bustin' bootie, working and have kids. While I'm quite sure... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2010 at exceeding the speed limit
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"The Hug" Introducing....drum roll, please.... On Occasion Floral Design ! That is www.onoccasionfloral.com. I've created a menu of custom arrangements for Valentine's Day ♥ and delivering in the Bay Area. Can you stand it? I have my v. own domain!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2010 at exceeding the speed limit
My friend Dre passed this along to me the other day. I finally got around to watching it this morning. Oh, to be back in the days o'Cherrios...happy day. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2010 at exceeding the speed limit
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photo credit rossannainc.com A cup of tea and a very good friend and all of your troubles are on the mend.- Hallmark card Howz that for poetic? I'm sitting here in my "office". Baby boy is feigning being sick as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2010 at exceeding the speed limit
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Happy New Year! Ba-bye 09. Not that a lot of good things didn't happen in 2009, let's just say I've had better years. Ironically, it's the tough years that make you grow. (unfortunately, not in height) It's a new decade.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2010 at exceeding the speed limit
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Ok, Goodwill for all. When I was starting to think about the tea this year I was trying to be way frugal **cough, cough, hack**. Reuse stuff I had. Try not to rent too much. Be clever. I began looking... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2009 at exceeding the speed limit
Aaaah, thanks, Lois! Merry Christmas to you, too! D
Snap, crackle, pop why the heck did I wait so long??? Different genders, different age brackets. Snap, Snap, Snap! I bought the least attractive pjs for my kids that I ever have actually spent money on! I guess I didn't... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2009 at exceeding the speed limit
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(my sister, Jen and I my first Christmas) There is a very fine line between holding onto traditions of our youth and beginning our own traditions. Today, I was buying Lifesaver candy books for my kids' stockings. They rarely eat... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2009 at exceeding the speed limit
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It's one a.m. and for whatever reason I'm awake. Kel made these baby birds for our tea after being inspired by mama size version from Crate and Barrel. Martha's got nothing on Kelly. Can you think of anything happier on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2009 at exceeding the speed limit
The Chaney Chicks' Sometimes Annual Mother Daughter Christmas Tea. It's an every other year proposition....one year we go out, one year we host at our house. This year - it's at home and I'm so stinkin' excited It's all about... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2009 at exceeding the speed limit
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(photo credit Coffeestencil.com) It was meant to be a brilliant little act of love. **I digress. We've made our own cappuccino at home for years. When baby boy was born I upgraded to a Jura automated, very Jane Jetson espresso... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2009 at exceeding the speed limit
Next year you should come with!! I promise to not embarass u!!
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(photo credit Getty Images) My pal Kelly. Kelly, Kelly, Kelly. She had always wanted to go to the outlets at midnight to shop on Thanksgiving night. Last year I semi-agreed to it, but after cooking for 2 days, running a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2009 at exceeding the speed limit
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I had a near meltdown while shopping yesterday. First I got jumped (not robbed, he just cut in front of me and 6 other people) in line at Michael's by some punk with his iPod on buying colored duct tape.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2009 at exceeding the speed limit
Our mailman is scary! I was really trying to be impartial (tho I know you wanted it!) so I had him pick. I even had to listen to him call me honey. The things we do to keep it on the up and up.
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2009 on We've got a winner! at exceeding the speed limit
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Download 12 White Christmas Forget White Christmas'. I'm dreaming of a white kitchen. No upper cabinets, I'm only 5'3" and can't reach half of the precious plates and half sets of Riedel wine glasses that I have. Windows with lots... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2009 at exceeding the speed limit
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We had one of those big event kind of weeks. First, our friends Judy and Andre from South Africa became, *proud moment*, Americans. We had never been to a swearing in ceremony where someone we knew became a US citizen.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2009 at exceeding the speed limit
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I'm not a huge breakfast person. Literally, for 10+ years I had 2 slices of whole wheat toast, everyday. Boring, I know. I don't really like cereal, mostly because I'm hungry again in 2 hours. But, baby, it's cold outside!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2009 at exceeding the speed limit
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Consider this a public service message of sorts. I consider myself to be a pretty level-headed person. (Do not comment otherwise!) Meat? Yes. Caffeine? Yes. Sugar? Yes. Gluten? Yes. And so on. I'm fine with all of these things, just... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2009 at exceeding the speed limit
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It was the only fair way to draw a winner. This is Tomas, my gardner. He stopped mowing and blowing to choose the winner of my give away from Cookware.com. Congrats to Michelle R. for commenting and winning a Rachael... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2009 at exceeding the speed limit
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I'm so sorry that I didn't get to drawing a winner of the Rachael Ray Cookware Fondue Pot from Cookware.com yesterday. I spent thee most fabulous morning in Sag Harbor, South Hampton and East Hampton, New York. We stayed with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2009 at exceeding the speed limit