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Cool and Free Fun Resources

The season of holidays has passed, but conferences, end of school year, teacher presents, birthdays, weddings and other parties are still on. Here are a few really cool AND free resources I’ve adapted from an educator site and helped spice up the normal print job I get from my PC. Starting with cool fonts: At […]

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Music Monday

This MusicMonday Playlist is brought to you by @MonaFims: Get the rest of the artists on this list here https://www.spotify.com/se/blog/archives/2012/04/23/musicmonday-playlist-brought-to-you-by-monafims-7/ Enjoy

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Mounts of Mussels

When a friend tells us that he still has most of the 5 pound-bag of mussels he bought from Costco, what could we possibly have done other than inviting him over for dinner? That is, him and his bag of fresh mussels, of course. You need: mussels 1/4 cup butter (cut in half) 2 shallot […]

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California Mission 4th Grade Project

My son has his required California mission project. All 4th graders in CA have it. Step 1: Choose one of the 21 missions and go visit. (San Diego has 2, but my son wanted to visit the San Gabriel mission, about 2 hours away north from us) step 2: Take as many pictures as you […]

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Blogging mood music

You can embed Spotify in your wordpress by right clicking on the artist in your spotify window, click on “Copy Spotify URI”, and paste in your Visual editor. Done. Cool, eh?

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Seussical, the pre-show gala

My daughter is playing in Seussical the Musical, a musical theater piece directed by MET artistic director Alison Bretches. Due for public performance in May. I’ve volunteered in the past in diverse opportunities (backstage, lead character changer, shuttling service, etc.), including helping with setting up, serving, and cleaning at the Gala. The Gala is an […]

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Light, Action, Awards!

Finally, I get to slow down long enough to thank some very special people. mmmm, yes, ok. It sounds like a red carpet/award shpiel, it is and it isn’t. I mean, i’m not on the red carpet but i felt like it. On March 28th, Elena from http://acasarella.blogspot.com awarded me the Liebster Blog award (see: http://acasarella.blogspot.com/2012/03/getting-my-kumbaya-on.html). Let […]

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Homemade Yogurt

I like homemade yogurt. My kids love homemade yogurt. My husband devours homemade yogurt. but each time I wanted to make it,  I would waste one batch every 3….besides the fact that I don’t sleep well knowing that the oven is on for 9 hours. So, I bought a yogurt maker. B.E.S.T $50 E.V.E.R! I […]

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French Toasts

The kids are off this week, so this means late lazy mornings with the occasional special breakfast. This morning, it’s French toast…or in French we call them ‘pain perdu’ (lost bread) because we traditionally use left over bread…the slices that have turned slightly hard at the end of the week. If I don’t have hard […]

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Glitter Pinecones

yes, yes, i know. Christmas is over. But I already noticed a lot of pinecones on the ground and since i have a lot of competition (ants, squirrels, rollypollies, etc.) with selecting the best looking pinecones, I am already harvesting them. Besides, I’ve been using these so much as holiday hostess gifts that I need […]

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