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The perfect summer cocktail – 2012 edition

We’ve been drinking Gin Fizzes since last summer, but as our family vacation approached in July I felt some self-induced pressure to find a new signature cocktail.  My husband was perfectly happy with the Gin Fizz and saw no need … Continue reading

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The many reasons I love summertime

It has been summertime in our house for 5 weeks or 3 weeks – depending on whether I start counting from the oldest daughter’s last day of school or the youngest daughters’. Although the pace at my work hasn’t slowed, … Continue reading

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The twelve days…and a recipe

I think I may have been a little too relaxed about Christmas this year. Mid-way through present opening on Christmas morning, I realized that I’d failed to wrap and place under the tree my favorite and most personal gift for … Continue reading

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A spontaneous date

My husband and I had a date yesterday morning. We left our 7 year olds watching a Saturday morning movie and our teenager and adult niece sleeping in.  I put on mascara and earrings, and we drove up to the … Continue reading

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The perfect summer cocktail – 2011 edition

We’ve been on vacation this week in Palm Springs where the daytime temperature has been over 110° each day.  In our family, vacations call for adult beverages. A desert vacation calls for an icy adult beverage. When we were first … Continue reading

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What I’m planning to read on vacation

Next week is our second annual family vacation to Palm Springs. Our family life has been so busy lately that we are all five looking forward to this time together, just hanging out in and around the pool. Of course … Continue reading

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Fabulous Friday

Stinson Beach is one of my favorite places in the world.  For many years my family vacationed there for a week every summer with our dear friends.  But the house we rented was sold and torn down, our children grew … Continue reading

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