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My husband and I just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. We’ve always had a plan to do something extra special, and so we gifted each other with a trip to bella Italia (beautiful Italy.)

There is a trending thought going around about home. That it isn’t a place, rather made up of people, feelings and memories. It isn’t a kitchen where meals were made, but rather a condition of satisfaction.

I like to camp. Or at least I did. I’m still hanging onto these memories of what camping used to be like growing up and then married before children.

Earthquake in Italy

For the teenage girl:

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Dear Parent,

The United States does not negotiate with terrorists…just hostile nations.

I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time with ground beef. It is simple, easy to use and can be made up a million different ways yet I find myself repeating meatballs, meat sauce for spaghetti and burgers.

Books. Books. And more wonderful books.

If you are going to the fair hungry, you will find plenty to eat and a variety of choices. If you are going to the fair looking for a healthy dinner option, be prepared to be stumped.

*Winners will be announced this evening. You have until 12 p.m. to enter*

If you are like me and really just want all the fair details in one simple area, I have compiled a quick check list for you!

Tupperware was invented a full 20 years before I was born. The magical containers with burping lids and ever changing colors led the way to the future of cooking. It was somewhere in there that society was introduced to the concept of leftovers with the ability to store the uneaten portions of a meal.

Do you like farm fresh food? Handmade soap or bee pollen? Fresh and local meat? Are you looking for a breathtaking venue for an upcoming wedding or celebration? Do you enjoy picking your own fruit at a great price?

Oh, man. Can we just fast-forward to November 9th already? I mean, it’s a pretty bleak outlook either way at this point but it would save me a lot of eye-rolling and the carpel tunnel I’m sure to develop typing up the latest incident where Donald Trump made himself look like a complete idiot and Hilary Clinton made herself look like a compl…

Finding winning vegetable dishes is key when you are cooking for your family every day. The boats are a hit here in our house!

It is no surprise to me that we have an incredible collection of moms who stay at home and start a home business from the ground up.

We are in the final days of preparing for our daughter’s wedding. Any event planning can be rough and stressful with all the busyness, and this one has been no different.

Do you ever need a reminding? Do you see the ensuing whirlwind and long to slow it all down? I do. All the time. I am always forgetting and then always remembering. Whether it is in child raising, marriage or cracks in my own security. I need reminding and retelling and a redesigning, so my perspective clears. This is my little ‘Note to Self’.

For the first time in what feels like a very long time, I don’t have any stories of mass killings or terror attacks to tell you about. No fear though, there was still plenty of things happening outside of our own little bubble to bring to you. The first being…