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Diane
Suburban Philadelphia
Currently a stay at home mom, formerly an employed therapist, with an adventurous preschooler who keeps me busy!
Interests: travel, knitting, calligraphy, yoga, gardening, disney world, rubber stamping, helping others, shopping, learning, hawaii, collecting, beaches, dreaming, surfing the web, being a mommy, traditional tea, mary engelbreit paraphanalia, rubber ducks, yankee candles, dq blizzards., cooking, movies, reading, love, psychology, feminism, baking, education, france, crafting, paris, marriage, ocean, buying yarn, aura soma, gourmet shops, being a girly girl, re-decorating, gerbera daisies, colorful flowers
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To celebrate Earth Day, we attended a butterfly release at a new Pollinator Garden at our local Whole Foods Market. My son got to "unwrap" the sleeping Painted Lady Butterfly and release her into the garden. There was plenty of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Knitting Zeal
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Spring consignment sale time is now! With the warmer weather promising to stay more now I've been going through my son's clothing figuring out what still fits and what needs to be replaced. Lately it seems as if he is... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Knitting Zeal
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Another week of meal planning! We have leftover ham from Sunday, so I'll be working those leftovers into my menu this week. We have been continuing to eat healthy meals each week and it's working! A hit over the weekend... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Knitting Zeal
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Last week's menu plan turned out terrific. The salmon cakes with edamame were a surprise hit, although they were tough to cook without loosing their shape. I think the next time I make them I'll start with raw salmon as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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Once a week I meet up with up to two of my blogging friends to go for a power walk, usually at the local mall. It's a great opportunity to socialize, exercise and discuss blogging things or just about anything... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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March has been a crazy month....winter seemed like it would never end until this weekend when we now have had over two days straight of never ending rain. So at least it's warming up enough so that it stays rain... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
I think that would be a great idea too! Thanks for the inspiration!
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This may be the most excited I've ever been for allergy season SPRING! This winter really did me in between being stuck in the house from the Polar Vortex hell and all those snow days. And while I realize technically... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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This winter was long, cold and dark! As a way to have a bit of fun, we started having a weekly "Family Movie Night" every Saturday night. We planned an early dinner, gave the kiddo several choices of movies and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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I'm slow moving on deciding on the menu for the week, so here is my menu plan, a day late! Monday: Chicken tacos, chips and salsa Tuesday: Perfect potato soup, salad Wednesday: White bean chicken chili Thursday: slow cooker beef... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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Fishie February is coming to a close this week. In general, it was a successful goal as in we definitely had fish more often this past month, at least once weekly. My son is still insisting that fish was not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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My son was off from school for President's Day on Monday, so we took a family trip into Philadelphia to the Franklin Institute. We purchased a membership last February, so we had just another week to enjoy the membership benefits.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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Over the weekend we had a day full of activities planned. Starting with swimming and three birthday party invites, we thought the kiddo would have a packed day. (We had planned to only attend two of the parties.) In the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
Thanks Susan! Those both sound like must-try recipes! Hope you are well and surviving our crazy winter! Diane
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2014 on It's Fishie February! at Knitting Zeal
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Happy Valentine's Day! We did a bit of card making on our snow day(#7.) I have a small collection of Valentine's stickers and foam shapes that I've picked up from the $1 bins at Target over the past two years.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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It took almost six and a half years, but the tooth fairy finally had a reason to visit our home this week! In preparation, I stitched up a small tooth pillow. My son was amused by it, but said to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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...it snowed over ten inches during the first part of the storm and as of 5:00pm we are waiting for "round 2" of the storm to happen, bringing much more snow. My son has had seven snow days so far,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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With the threat of more snow I decided to bake the dessert I was planning for Valentine's Day early, as I was fearful we would loose power again! Last summer we spent a lot of time at the blueberry orchards... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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I am unofficially participating in the Ravellenics over on Ravelry. My knitting group is challenging ourselves individually, but we haven't formed an official team. This is Baktus, a simple triangle shaped shawl/scarf. I am using Crazy Zauberball in a the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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As a big joke, instead of snow, we had an ice storm overnight! That means 75% of my town has lost power, including us. We spent the day at the library and mall, both had power. The sound of cracking... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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Did you ever make homemade pizzelles? They are so much tastier than those ones that we used to buy in the box at the grocery store. My good friends own an authentic pizzelle press and let me borrow it yearly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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While January seemed to last forever because it was so cold, I'm actually surprised that it's already February. It's a short month too! My son is angry because he thought it February would bring spring, but according to a certain... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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I've been on a bit of a reading frenzy lately, which is good, since I had gotten away from it a bit during the holiday rush last December. Between the books I borrow from the library and the books I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2014 at Knitting Zeal