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Kelsey
raising boys | writer, podcaster, optimist
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Snack Erica brought "starter trail mix" for us to snack on (Monster Trail Mix from Target Archer Farms). Week of dinners We're inviting you to our dinner tables and honestly sharing what we ate for a week with our families (including what foods children refused and when our menu plans... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Girl Next Door Podcast
Thanks, Gina :)
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on In my cart at Trader Joe's at RISING*SHINING
Hahaaaa! I know! I think I have such a backlog of things I love that there will be a lot of love in these posts. Wonder what the first "pass" item will be??
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on In my cart at Trader Joe's at RISING*SHINING
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It's time for another jaunt down the friendly aisles of Trader Joe's. Side note: If you shop at Trader Joe's and have kids, do you know about the stuffed animal hiding in the store that kids can find and earn a prize? I learned recently that each store has a different mascot; ours is Iggy the Iguana. I would love to know what yours is! And also, where is the social media account just for these creatures hiding among the pasta sauce and cereals? In my cart at Trader Joe's this week I tried... Organic Sweet Bread and Butter Pickles.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at RISING*SHINING
Thanks so much, I love the mission of the organization. I will look it up and might share this in our next newsletter as well. Thank you!
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I breathe a little sigh of relief when we cross the summer solstice each year. Even though we have many blazing days ahead of us, I love knowing that each day we are getting a tiny bit less of the blaze. We are on a (slow) path back to fall and winter. But we are making the most of it. Watermelon and corn is abundant at the farmer's market. There was an impromptu gathering at the public pool with friends where all the kids, 3 and 5 year olds, could not go off the diving board enough times. Our air... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at RISING*SHINING
In today's episode, we discuss all the badly needed house reorganization, repairs, and other updates we've put off for years and are finally pulling the trigger on. We talk about: what we were able to do for free (like finally taking batteries, frayed cords, and old paint to our hazardous... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Matrimoney
Oh I forgot we mentioned those, Im sorry! Here you go! https://theglitterrevival.com/
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This episode is sponsored by Young Woodworkers. Listeners can get 50% off their first shipment of a Young Woodworkers kit subscription using this link: youngwoodworkers.com/nextdoor Thank you! Snack We snack on dark chocolate chickpea brownies and they are fudgy, delicious, and somewhat nutritious. Our outdoorsy selves We chat about how... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Girl Next Door Podcast
Sorry for the delay but just added to show notes, hope you can find some!
Sorry for the delay but just added to show notes, hope you can find some!
Oh my gosh, that's so cool about your friend. When I was in previous jobs that I hated I half-seriously thought about working at TJ's. Honestly, I bet I would have been happy. Sometimes I think maybe when the boys go to college I'd enjoy working there part time or something!
Woo hoo! A brand new TJ's ... glorious. I am annoyed that ours doesn't carry liquor like other locations but like you just thankful to have one.
Oh dang, I wonder have you asked if they will get those carts? They do seem to be in the customer pleasing business. But yes, at least you have one! Perhaps I will do some recipe posts as well as I get into the series. I love those on Cup of Jo!
Oh I'm so glad! Yes, I think we are going to have to start getting two bags for dinner, we all love it so much. YUM.
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Grab your modestly sized red cart, swing by the sample station for a tiny coffee, and join me for a little shopping trip at Trader Joe's! This is the first post in my new series In my cart at Trader Joe's. In each post I'll share four items I purchased at Trader Joe's recently. Some will be standby favorites. Others I will be trying for the first time. In each post I'll tell you a little bit about the product, what I liked or didn't, and give you the bottom line of love it, like it, or pass. I will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at RISING*SHINING
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If you've listened to The Girl Next Door Podcast or know me in person then you've probably heard me talk about ... TRADER JOE'S! I started shopping at Trader Joe's about six years ago after a good friend kept mentioning all the great things she bought there, especially as she made us delicious meals. Conveniently, it turned out there was a Trader Joe's just a few miles from our house. (Thank goodness!) After being used to the big grocery stores, it took me a few shopping trips to "get" Trader Joe's . But then I saw the magic. Instead of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at RISING*SHINING
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Ohhhhhh this sounds like the perfect solution, thank you!
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2018 on Right now: June at RISING*SHINING
Thank you so much! I joined the FB group and I will check out the coaching as well, great resources!
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2018 on Right now: June at RISING*SHINING
I'm putting them to the test being so specific; I hope so! :)
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2018 on Right now: June at RISING*SHINING
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We are more than half-way through June and my mini summer sabbatical is well underway. Not going to work feels surprisingly normal for having gone most days for the past ten years but I am being consciously appreciative of how I spend my days now. I am not ready to take this big change for granted. My goal for this summer is to clear as much of my mega to-do list as possible so that with the start of the school year I am ready to get to work writing without my list nagging me. Although I always know there... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at RISING*SHINING
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This episode is sponsored by Young Woodworkers. Listeners can get 50% off their first shipment of a Young Woodworkers kit subscription using this link: youngwoodworkers.com/nextdoor Thank you! In this episode, we are talking all about the cars in our life: car memories from growing up, our first cars, the cars... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at Girl Next Door Podcast
This is a great idea and resource, thanks!
Haha, it's someone parking on the street (like parallel parking) such that part of their car blocks Erica's driveway. Hope that helps!
Hi Ella! Just added the link to the show notes and here you go: https://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=297748102&vid=1&locale=en_US&kwid=1&sem=false&sdkw=midtown-ankle-pant-P297748&sdReferer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F Hope these work for you!