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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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This is a sponsored post and I received product samples to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed here are honest and original. If your kid is like mine, he enjoys being silly and bouncing around. Last week when I received a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Knitting Zeal
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Generally we stick with healthy snacks after school, but ocassionally a treat is called for instead. My son has been enjoying making his own trail mix as a snack, picking from peanuts, nut blends, craisins, raisins, sunflower seeds and pretzels,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Knitting Zeal
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Fall has been really busy, so busy I haven't had the chance to write. I've been menu planning anyway, which is essential! Our schedule is still busy full of soccer games, after school science class and the CSA pick up,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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I spent the summer knitting four shawls of various patterns to give as gifts. I dubbed it my "summer of unselfish knitting" since I usually only knit for me. It was fun! I tried three new patterns and liked each... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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Hello Fall! I haven't had a chance to write up my menu plans here, but I have a master menu calendar for the month that I've been using and it's helped! Between changes in schedules and soccer practice, having this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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My oven/range is about 12 years old. For the past year or so the oven would randomly not ignite. It wouldn't work for a day and then work the next day and continue to work for months. It worked fine... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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We spent the end of last week relaxing and exploring nature on Chincoteague and Assateague Islands on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. It was a lot of fun spending the end of summer together and playing on the beach. We... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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It's the official end of our Summer of Fun, 2014 edition. We had a GREAT summer! I can't believe it's over and school starts tomorrow. My little guy will be in first grade! He is a bit anxious about it,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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Last week we had the chance to visit and explore the Fairmount Water Works. This historic complex located between the Philadelphia Musuem of Art and Boat House Row has been something I've wanted to explore. I had no idea what... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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With summer winding down quickly, we have been packing in some last minute excursions while we have the time. Last week was a busy week! We managed to squeeze in a quick trip to see the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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This summer has been filled with lots of fun activities. In July, we had the chance to see The Imagination Movers perform in concert at Sesame Place. We have been fans of the Movers for about four years now and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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Last weekend my friend and I explored Fordhook Farm in Doylestown, PA, the former home of the Burpee family. The grounds are used to try out new seeds and products from the Burpee catalog and online shop. We saw some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is a cause my family likes to support. Our annual lemonade stand this past June raised double the amount from last year, over $350! For a little lemonade stand hosted by a six year old, we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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Last week we spent the day at the Philadelphia Zoo with some dear friends. They had gone with us about two years ago and were looking forward to visiting with their little tour guide, my son. We had a perfect... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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Kathy Hester’s new book, OATrageous, and OXO make a very tasty partnership! Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post to enter to win your own set of OXO goodies. This has been a year of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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This week we had the chance to enjoy a complimentary visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to see Art Splash, the museum's summer event of creative play for families. This ten week long event runs until September 1, 2014.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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I've gotten away from menu planning with interrupted weeks of travel. This week I'm trying to get back into menu planning! Soccer practice has started. We have yet to make it to one, between rain and travel, but since we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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Clothing samples received were sent to be used or shared as I saw fit. No monetary compensation was received and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience. At the Spring Mom Mixer this past April,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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As a member of the Children's Claritin Mom Crew, I receive product samples and promotional items to share and use as I see fit. No monetary compensation has taken place and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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Happy Independence Day America! We have been hosting a July 4th BBQ for the past few years and will again today, despite the rain and chilly weather! Guests often bring side dishes or desserts to share, but I always make... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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We spent last week being beach bums, relaxing on the sands of Long Beach Island. This was our fourth year staying in the little bungalow that we rented. We spent time exploring the island via rented bikes and even rented... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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So while we have our bucket list of places to go, our list of things to do at home, I also came up with a list of books to read for the summer. My son shares my love of reading... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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So while I shared my Summer Bucket List of places to go and things to do out and about, here is a list of things to do at home using imagination, physical activity and creativity. Most of these activities require... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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It's Summer! School is out and we have 76 days of summertime fun ahead of us. (Not sure how Phineas and Ferb manage to get 104 days of summer...that's a really long summer vacation!) Every summer we call it the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Knitting Zeal
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It's an exciting week this week here, as the last day of school is tomorrow and summer schedules will start! We'll still be going to the CSA every Monday for pickup, so that will affect menu planning a bit. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Knitting Zeal