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Social Media Shorts: Face the Music

If you’re human, you’re probably overwhelmed with all of the social media tools out there. As I come across an article or concept in social media that I find particularly useful, I’ll share it with you here. I’m learning too.  Just click on the category “Social Media Shorts” to see the collection. ~ Face the […]

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Tips for Treating Seasonal Allergies – Naturally

Tis the season. Recently I’ve come across a handful of tips for treating allergies naturally. Instead of trying to summarize them all I figured I’d just post the links to each of the articles here. Enjoy! And stay healthy! Seasonal Allergies? Get Relief and Save Money without Medications! Six Tips for Easy Breathing this Allergy […]

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Biggest Worm I’ve Ever Seen

Sorry…there is no photo of the alien that was living in our compost pile. I was too busy passing out / clawing up Daniel’s arm / vomiting in my mouth to have the sense of mind to actually snap a photo of this thing. And, before I could convince her otherwise, Auntie ate it. Yes, […]

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The Secret to a Long Happy Relationship with Your Car

I’m no auto expert, but I do like to do my part to keep good ol’ Juanita happy. That’s Wonderful Juanita the Windstar, for those of you who have not yet met her. She’s usually happiest with all her seats removed (driver and one passenger seat excepted), fully loaded with bikes and camping gear and […]

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Social Media Shorts: Start (or Improve) Your Blog

If you’re human, you’re probably overwhelmed with all of the social media tools out there. As I come across an article or concept in social media that I find particularly useful, I’ll share it with you here. I’m learning too.  Just click on the category “Social Media Shorts” to see the collection. ~ Start (or […]

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What To Do When You Lose Your Wallet

I’ve only lost my wallet once (well, for REAL lost my wallet. There have been a few scares here and there.) Here are the SIX STEPS TO TAKE AFTER LOSING YOUR WALLET. If you’re getting that “spring cleaning” itch like I am, you should take a quick glance at this article and make sure your […]

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DIY Natural Cleaning

Originally posted on Grist:
Natural born cleaners. (Photo by Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan.) Things I know, but wish I didn’t: Cake frosting is full of trans fat. Too many martinis can give you cancer [PDF]. Zillions of mites make their homes in our eyebrows. And, of particular concern during spring-cleaning season, common household cleaning products contain a…

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Ghee. It’s what’s for dinner.

Glorious Ghee! What would I do without thee?! If you’re ready to have your culinary mind blown, you should make ghee a regular part of just about everything you enjoy cooking. Ghee, or clarified butter, is a wonderful dip for crab legs or artichokes. A delectable addition to stir fry. A perfect complement to sautéed […]

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Cappuccino Love

If I Do Not Have Love, I Gain Nothing

Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all […]

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Social Media Shorts: Optimize Your Website

If you’re human, you’re probably overwhelmed with all of the social media tools out there. As I come across an article or concept in social media that I find particularly useful, I’ll share it with you here. I’m learning too.  Just click on the category “Social Media Shorts” to see the collection. ~ Optimize Your […]

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Food Poisoning Haiku

A Lament for this Wasted Week: A Haiku

Food pois’ning be gone I release your grip on me Down the drain you go

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Social Media Shorts: Who’s Your Audience?

If you’re human, you’re probably overwhelmed with all of the social media tools out there. As I come across an article or concept in social media that I find particularly useful, I’ll share it with you here. I’m learning too.  Just click on the category “Social Media Shorts” to see the collection. ~ Who’s Your […]

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Tree Climbing at sunset

Weekly Photo Challenge: Down

What goes up must come down. On this particular day though, I was way up on cloud nine and nothing in the world could bring me  down. This was our first date. We climbed 90 feet to the top of the tallest tree in town and watched the sun set over Long’s Peak. Who knew […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Regret

REGRET. What was I thinking?! Why, after a half an hour in the hot oven, did I think it was a good idea to add a tad more water to the  squash? Evidently hot Pyrex + cool water doesn’t mix. Duh. Note to self….

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Act Now

Social Media Shorts: Just Do It

If you’re human, you’re probably overwhelmed with all of the social media tools out there. As I come across an article or concept in social media that I find particularly useful, I’ll share it with you here. I’m learning too. Just click on the category “Social Media Shorts” to see the collection. ~ Just Do […]

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Michigan Peaches

Eat Local – A Guide to What’s In Season Near You!

You’ve heard it before. Eat local. But how? Here is a fantastic guide to what’s growing in every state of the country, in every season of the year. I also love the widget on the side, which helps you to find local farmers’ markets anywhere you travel! The database is certainly incomplete, but at least […]

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Valentine's day Sunrise 2011

Awareness and Appreciation, Part 2

Since posting Awareness and Appreciation, Part 1, my senses have been on over-drive. I observe so many people who seem checked out. Unaware. Defensive. Unhappy. Self-righteous. Deceiving themselves. My prayer for the world is that we  all come to find true internal peace, and to be radiant examples of what it means to be the […]

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Ready

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready

Over the weekend we skinned up to the top of the trees just below the North Diamond at Cameron Pass. It was a quintessentially bluebird day. We were ready to get out, ready to play, and, after earning our turns, we were ready to go down! Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready (beijingcityphoto.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo […]

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Social Media Shorts: Introduction

If you’re human, you’re probably overwhelmed with all of the social media tools out there. This blog series on social media is meant to offer  immediate suggestions  to help you optimize and maximize your personal or business sites. Whether you’re looking for new clients or for unique ways to engage with existing friends, there are many […]

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Sh*t Mountainbike Girls Say

Clearly I am Not a Girl

…at least by these standards🙂 Great laugh though! Sh*t Mountain Bike Girls Say

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Tandem road tour: Hope

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hope

The folks over at WordPress.com have this great thing going. Each week a new theme is presented, and bloggers are encouraged to share a photograph that brings to life their interpretation of that theme. Since I enjoy photos and I enjoy sharing common goals, I figure it will be fun to participate  in the weekly […]

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Awareness and Appreciation, Part 1

So there I was, in a moment of simple appreciation. It didn’t start out as anything profound; I was just enjoying the moment and grateful for the opportunity to be in that moment. It occurred to me that in order to appreciate, we must first be aware. Obviously our awareness ebbs and flows and is […]

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Lucy

The Results Have Spoken. Lucy Wins!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the What Interests You? poll – it was fun to follow. You want to hear more about living intentionally and less about medical academia. I love it! If you haven’t voted, it’s never too late. I’ll check back on the updated results from time to time and will take your suggestions […]

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The Makings of a Butternut-Inspired Smoothie

When Life Gives you Lemons, Make …Smoothies?

Surprises are fun, but the anticipation kills me. Long term goals are nice, but I want to reach them now. Budgeting is necessary, but dangit if I have to save up to afford a nice purchase. See a trend here? The latest obsession (and I don’t use that word lightly) in this household is a […]

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Let’s Get This Blog Rolling, Shall We?

Blog numero duo! While I still intend to keep my family and friends and random lurking strangers fully in the loop on my personal exploits via blog numero uno, La Vita e Bella, I am now embarking on a new and more formalized blog, the Literary Gadabout. There is no shortage of curiosities floating around in […]

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